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PV Power Plant Performance Engineer I - (Chandler, AZ/Remote)

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 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 dynamics1-3 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 Office Physical Requirements:All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. NovaSource is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship. Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. US: Diversity Statement - Equal Employment Opportunity It is NovaSource's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. NovaSource disapproves of, and will not tolerate, unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws PI186951550

Keywords: NovaSource Power, Chandler , PV Power Plant Performance Engineer I - (Chandler, AZ/Remote), Professions , Chandler, Arizona

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