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Avangrid Meteorologist - Career in Portland, Oregon

Meteorologist - Career

Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC

Location:

Portland, OR, US

Company Company

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)

Purpose

The Realtime Meteorologist will play a vital role working directly with energy traders, schedulers and remote operations personnel to provide them with the most accurate wind and solar energy forecasts, at time scales from minutes to days. Forecast information provided is critical for the economic and operational success of Avangrid’s fleet of generation assets. This is an on-site and not a remote-work position, reporting to the Realtime Meteorology Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Interpret meteorological data and forecasts from internal sources, third party energy forecast providers and publicly available data to produce the best possible predictions of expected wind and solar energy generation.

  • Provide timely, clear and concise communication of forecast products to end-users working under very strict deadlines.

  • Understand and communicate forecast risk to end-users.

  • Produce forecasts and analyses for wind and solar farm operations, maintenance and construction.

  • Perform weather analysis and programming tasks to support forecasting infrastructure and enhance forecast products and accuracy.

  • Maintain and enhance the technical infrastructure used for interpretation and analysis of numerical weather prediction models to produce prognostic products customized to wind and solar energy forecasting tasks.

  • Ability to work rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.

  • Adhere to effective internal controls.

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • At least 2-5 years of operational forecasting experience. Candidates with less experience may be considered.

  • Ability to write data analysis programs and scripts. Programming skills in two or more of the following programming languages: Visual Basic, PERL, RUBY, Matlab scripting, Unix shell scripting, JavaScript, PHP, Python.

  • Proficiency in the basic use of the MS Office suite and in working in MS-Windows environments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or Ph.D. with a focus on weather forecasting or related field.

  • Operational forecasting experience in the energy sector or in a wind forecasting application.

  • Exposure to OSI's PI Historian.

Competencies

  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

  • Technical Skills

Our Selection Process

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Mobility Information

Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link (https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

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