Pattern Energy Group

  • Meteorologist

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston | US-CA-La Jolla
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/1/2018 11:54 AM)
    # of Openings
    Construction & Engineering
    Job ID
  • Overview


    Pattern Energy is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind and transmission, with limited investments in other generation technologies.

    The Pattern Energy team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

    Pattern Energy operates in the United States and Canada, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego and New York.  Pattern Energy Group LP's corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.



    This meteorologist position will be responsible for managing the wind resource analysis for development projects as well as participating in greenfield project initiation.  This position will work closely with project developers, as well our construction and finance departments.  


    This meteorologist position is responsible for data analysis, wind resource modelling and analysis, mapping, site suitability, and third party communication for the projects they are responsible for.  They will ensure that the all key parties receive updated project analyses in order for the company to make critical decisions in the project development phase. 




    Key Accountabilities


    • Perform statistical analyses on large datasets from project temporary and permanent met towers, remote sensing equipment and turbine specific power / meteorological data
    • Develop meteorological data campaigns to improve estimates and reduce uncertainties
    • Simulate wind flow characteristics across various projects utilizing linear, CFD, and mesoscale models
    • Interpret wind flow model data, project constraints and project risks to be used in optimizing layouts
    • Estimate project loss assumptions and P case uncertainties
    • Simulate and interpret environmental models including noise, shadow flicker, and zone of visual influence
    • Support finance and power marketing group in generating project uncertainty analyses and production time series information
    • Support turbine procurement team in site suitability analysis and discussion with turbine vendors
    • Work with 3rd party groups to develop financeable wind assessment reports
    • Perform project site visits to assess turbine siting and data measurement campaigns
    • Create project maps using ESRI GIS, Global Mapper, and Google Earth Pro software applications
    • Review merger and acquisition wind projects in development or in operation and provide energy estimates
    • Document technical processes



    Educational Requirements


    Bachelors or Masters degree in atmospheric sciences, engineering, or similar scientific field


    Required Work Experience


    3+ years of experience in the wind sector as a Meteorologist or Wind Resource Analyst


    Required Knowledge


    Software packages: WindFarmer, OpenWind, WAsP, CFD models, mesoscale modeling, Windographer, ArcGIS, Global Mapper, and Microsoft Suite


    Comfortable working with large datasets, as in Excel and Access


     Other Requirements


    Incumbent must be able to collaborate and work effectively with a small scientific team and work individually; strong communication skills and the ability to disseminate results to upper management and non-technical groups; individual must be dedicated and focused on the big picture, and must be able to multi-task; proactive; strong problem solving ability; willingness to work in a fast paced environment, where tasks may change day to day; flexible; someone who has a passion for science and is eager to learn more and contribute to green energy



    Pattern Energy is an equal opportunity employer.


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