Pattern Energy Group

Lead Meteorologist

Job Locations US
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/19/2021 12:30 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, Japan, and parts of Latin America. The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group 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, Canada, Japan, Netherlands and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Toronto. Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.


Job Purpose

The Meteorological and GIS team is seeking a lead position to focus on conducting wind resource analyses for development projects as well as participating in greenfield project initiation. This position will work closely with project developers and several other business units within the company ranging from finance, construction, and energy management. This role is responsible for performing wind resource assessments, helping maintain internal wind resource assessment best practices, improving team workflow efficiencies, providing support to other meteorologists, and disseminating analysis results to the key stakeholders in the company. The position will also be responsible for working with and managing 3rd party wind consultants and their respective deliverables to the team. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Mentor existing team of meteorologists primarily focused on development project wind resource analysis.
  • Provide support to other team members through analysis assistance and providing peer review reports on late-stage development production estimates.
  • Aid Manager, Meteorology in evaluating new process improvements or technologies to support development or operational partners and activities.
  • Develop and optimize layouts by interpreting project constraints and risks for core projects.
  • Perform statistical analyses on large datasets from project temporary meteorological towers and remote sensing equipment.
  • Develop meteorological data campaigns to improve estimates and reduce uncertainties.
  • Simulate wind flow characteristics across various projects utilizing linear and CFD models.
  • 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 along with forecasted peak and off-peak power production.
  • Support turbine procurement team in site suitability analysis and discussion with turbine vendors.
  • Work with 3rd party groups and finance team to develop financeable assessment reports and assist in project financings.
  • Perform project site visits to assess turbine siting and data measurement campaigns where applicable.
  • Review merger and acquisition wind projects in development and provide energy estimates.
  • Document technical processes


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Bachelor's degree in atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, physics, or related field.
  • 8+ years of experience in the renewables industry as a meteorologist or wind energy analyst
  • Professional knowledge of concepts and principles in related discipline and ability to lead others in the application of such in creation of work product.
  • Ability to solve complex analyses, understand implication of results, and communicate actionable plans for both internal to the team as well as to other business units.
  • 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 organize time well and set proper priorities.
  • remote options are available


Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer



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