Pattern Energy Group

Summer Intern, Operations Supply Chain

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/30/2020 5:01 PM)
# of Openings
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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 Operations Supply Chain team is seeking an intern to support the group. The role will work with and have exposure to various business functions, including operations, finance, development, asset management and accounting. This internship will give you the opportunity to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of general Operations and Maintenance (O&M) functions, costing and forecasting across Pattern’s wind, solar and transmission portfolio. The role will deliver three new and improved O&M financial models, which will be used for the development and financing of new projects as well as ongoing operations cost planning.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop financial models. Create new and improved models for Solar O&M, Wind O&M and Transmission O&M.
  • Analyze historical O&M spend to verify and update budget forecasts and estimates for Financial Budgeting.
  • Develop user input forms to streamline data collection from various departments.
  • Work with other internal teams, including finance, asset management, and project management, to compile user inputs for New Development projects.
  • Evaluate O&M Model alignment to actual spend for Operating Sites.
  • Prepare Gap Analysis and work with Supply Chain and Sites to understand any disparities.
  • Complete a formal internship presentation.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Working towards a Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or related area having completed 3 years of course work or 1 year of MBA course work.
  • Must have strong grounding in mathematics and quantitative analysis, with a focus on precision.
  • Ability to handle and analyse large and complex data sets. Ability to manage and bridge gaps in data accuracy and availability.  Ability to summarize complex data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express ideas effectively and fluently.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment where both teamwork and independent work ethic are essential.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, analytical tools (Power BI, BI, Tableau or Spotfire) as well as the full MS Office suite.


This position will commence in late May/early June through August 2019.

Pattern Energy Group is an equal opportunity employer.


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