Solar Performance Engineer (Remote)

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Albany County, NY
Sep 12, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Organization Type

At UL, we know why we come to work.:
Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!Our comprehensive portfolio of renewable energy solutions help stakeholders plan, design, finance, build, invest, operate, maintain, and manage wind both on land and offshore, and solar throughout the project lifecycle and across the value chain. Working at UL means you will be part of a team delivering proven science, expert engineering, and innovative solutions that address the unique challenges of these industries.In the renewable energy sector, UL has more than 35 years of experience and more than 500 experts worldwide. We are active throughout the entire life cycle of a project, from the upstream development phases to the analysis of the extension of the life span of the parks. Our technical consulting services help stakeholders plan, design, finance, build, invest, operate, maintain and manage renewable energy projects through a wide range of services such as measurement, production analysis, risk assessment, inspections, performance analysis and certification of materials, components, products and systems.UL is seeking two Solar Performance Engineers to join the Solar Asset and Performance Assessment Team. This position can be located remotely within the United States or Canada. This role contributes to the development of innovative, high quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects in parallel with all levels of staff. This position will work under the direction of a team leader having responsibility for the completion of high-quality renewable energy analysis work with a focus on operational solar assets. Analysis of operational solar assets involves working across a full range of disciplines from solar photovoltaics, data science, atmospheric science, and computer science.

What youll learn & achieve::
Timely and efficiently complete high-quality solar performance analysis work.Completion and delivery of operational energy analysisCompletion and delivery of solar performance analysis and assessments using UL developed internal tools and process.Review, validation, and analysis SCADA, revenue meter data and monthly operations reportsEstimation of plant loss, availability and uncertainty quantificationWrite/review reports and present results to customers and other interested partiesUnderstand and ensure company quality control standards are metSupport business development activities, including meeting with customers. Presenting at conferences and collaborating on scopes of workSupport of software development and documentation of internal systems to ensure effective use by global teams.Other duties as assigned.

What makes you a great fit::
Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Engineering, Physics, Data Science, or Statistics2-8 years of related experience, with solar energy expertise preferred. New graduates with appropriate background will be considered.Thorough working knowledge of programming language(s) for use in statistics and data analysis in Python is highly desirable. Additional experience in R or MATLAB and developing data analysis tools (preferred)Database management skillsDetail orientatedStrong writing skillsWorking knowledge and background in solar preferredProven track record of SCADA analysis of discrete event, time series, and plant performance assessment preferredExperience working directly with customers to develop scopes of work and to present technical results/findings preferredTravel within the US may be required up to 15-25%UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

What youll experience working at UL::
Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isnt new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and youll almost always hear, the people. Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. Were able to deliver the best because we employ the best.Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. Were inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.Total Rewards: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. From Volunteer Days off to 401k match and retirement contribution benefits to flexible work location & schedule options we look to support our employees no matter what stage in life they are experiencing.

Learn More::
Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do,visit and our division