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Engineer- PV Power Plant Performance II

Company: NovaSource Power
Location: Chandler
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

About NovasourceNovaSource Power Services is the service partner for renewables asset owners ready to fuel smart growth. As an O&M-focused company with 20 years of operating experience, NovaSource has the global reach and strategic capabilities to achieve our clients' renewables goals around the world. To serve our clients, we invest into our people. On hire, we assess each employee's experience and expertise, then mentor them to grow engaging and satisfying careers. Our turn-key services optimize each step of our clients' project lifecycles - from commissioning to decommissioning and everything in between. Our approach delivers creates success for our clients, stability for our teams, and enables us to build a world-class culture of excellence. And that's how we empower a renewable world.Successful Performance Engineers will:Manage multiple portfolios of solar PV generating plantsInterface with industry-leading developers, owners, and operators in a high-exposure customer-facing roleDiagnose performance issues and execute performance improvement plansDevelop advanced computational methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the teamCollaborate cross-functionally across the organization to identify business opportunitiesDuties and ResponsibilitiesGenerate daily/weekly/monthly/annual performance reports using a python code-based report generatorGenerate ad-hoc performance reports at customer requestIdentify performance shortfalls and take necessary steps to improveTroubleshoot common problems with plant measurement equipment and data quality errorsDrive continuous improvement of performance team procedures and toolsParticipate in team development with direction from team leadersCommunicate effectively and accurately with customers to review site performanceCompare measured energy to contractual predicted and expected energy and evaluate plant performance modelsEducation, Skills, and Related Work ExperienceBachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Engineering. Graduate degree a plusTraining in energy systems is preferred with some understanding of PV performance prediction. This includes resource assessment, sky transposition models, mono/poly/thin-film PV module characteristics, inverters, array soiling and shading, DC and AC collection systems, and power grid dynamics3-5 years of experience in power generation industry with significant time spent on:performance shortfall root cause analysisanalyzing large data setsvisualizing data in a variety of graphical formatsidentifying trends and outlierspractical knowledge of data mining techniquesapplication of basic statistical principlesusing and/or contributing to open-source softwareProficiency with Excel and all other Microsoft Office Suite programsProficiency with database query language such as SQLProficiency with Python type programming environmentsProficiency with solar plant modeling software such as PVSyst or HelioscopeAbility to communicate efficiently and accurately in spoken and written English while conveying a sense of professionalism, courtesy, and competencyDemonstrated analytical skills with the ability to accurately describe the relationship between physical events and trends in measured data of highly complex systemsAbility to work in cross-matrix teams of peers to efficiently complete highly complex projects and goalsAbility to share technical expertise with team members and mentor others for successAbility to prioritize and execute multiple projects and tasks Travel Requirements: Periodically to remote PV Plants, not to exceed 10% PI186951335

Keywords: NovaSource Power, Chandler , Engineer- PV Power Plant Performance II, Engineering , Chandler, Arizona

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