Pattern Energy Group

Summer Intern, Meteorologist

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/27/2020 6:12 PM)
# of Openings
Construction & Engineering
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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.


The Meteorological team is seeking an intern to support the group. The role will work with and have exposure to various business functions, including, development, construction, and operations. This internship will give you the opportunity to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of general meteorological data analyses and how the science of meteorology is used to drive business decisions across the company.


Work duties include working with Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model output, other large datasets from wind farm sites, wind flow modeling analysis, research on wind energy specific topics, and compiling all information learned into a formal memo and presentation.


Key Responsibilities


  • Support meteorological team in day to day processes
  • Assist in analyzing Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model output
  • Develop internal / external presentations if needed
  • Analyze operational wind farm data
  • Participate in meetings with internal/external parties, if required
  • Coordinate with meteorological consultant groups
  • Complete a formal internship memo and presentation
  • Compile literature reviews on specific topics provided


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Working towards a Bachelor's or Masters degree in atmospheric sciences or similar scientific field, having completed 3 years of course work in those areas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express ideas effectively and fluently.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of Python, R, and SQL
  • Familiar with visualization tools such as Power BI


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

Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer


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