Pattern Energy Group

Summer Intern, Data Science

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/23/2020 3:26 PM)
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Company Overview

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


Job Purpose

Pattern Energy is excited to hire our summer 2020 Interns! Pattern’s Summer Internship Program gives undergraduate and graduate students hands-on experience to develop technical skills, as well as a better understanding of the renewable industry. This internship program will run for approximately 10-12 weeks and include a formal welcome, mentorship opportunities, and executive exposure. This is one way that Pattern Energy supports the larger renewable community and invests in the next generation of great minds.

Key Responsibilities

Work with Pattern’s Data Science team in a variety of areas, including but not limited to contributing to team initiatives and running independent projects. The objective of the Data Science team is to improve operational performance by transforming large datasets, using analytics to find insights, and developing BI tools for operational KPI’s and reporting. The Data Science Intern will be assigned projects based on their interests, abilities and company priorities at the time. 

There are many ongoing projects that can require assistance and will provide outstanding learning opportunities. Potential projects will likely involve analyzing operational performance through Azure cloud-based data sets or API connections, leveraging such coding and scripting languages as Python, DAX, MDX, and/or SQL and presenting findings through Microsoft tools such as Power BI. This will be a summer internship program.

  • Assist Pattern Data Scientists in data engineering tasks such as API scripting, data transformation, data quality monitoring, data cleansing, etc.
  •  Collaborate with cross departmental teams on performance analytics and develop algorithms to monitor and flag underperforming operational equipment.
  • Connect data sets to visualization tools, develop interactive dashboards/reports, and train users on how to interpret and navigate content within Power BI.
  • Completion of a formal internship presentation.
  • Other projects as assigned. 


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Working towards a Bachelor's or Master’s degree of Science in a technical degree Engineering, Science or related area having completed 3 years of course work in those areas.
  • Passion for renewable energy to contribute to Pattern transition the world to renewable energy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express ideas effectively through data or presentation.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment where teamwork and independent work ethic are essential.
  • Ability to synthesize and organize large amounts of data.
  • Ability to organize time well and set proper priorities.
  • Comfortable working with all Microsoft Office applications. Specific to MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of Python, SQL, DAX, and/or MDX.
  • Familiar with visualization tools such as Power BI 

This position will commence in late May/early June through August 2020.

Pattern Energy Group is an equal opportunity employer.


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