Data Analyst - USA

US-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID
2017-9710
Business Area
Energy
Category/Discipline
Engineering
Position Type
Permanent employment

Local Unit & Position Description

The successful applicant will join the Data & Met Mast Services Section of the Measurements Department in the Energy Advisory Division of DNV GL - Energy’s North American regional organization as a Data Analyst reporting to a Head of Section and working alongside other Data Analysts located in offices in North America.  The Energy Advisory Division is part of a global organization providing independent and unbiased expert advice to a wide variety of participants in the electric power industry, including governments, utilities, grid operators, suppliers of wind turbines and related equipment, and developers and financiers of individual projects.

 

The Data & Met Mast Services Section works with its clients to manage their ongoing field measurements, analyzing the data arriving on a regular and frequent basis, highlighting and reporting any issues arising with the data and measurement equipment in order that repairs can be carried out promptly, and compiling summary reports of the measurements and related issues. “Clean” datasets ready for more detailed analysis along with detailed histories of the specific measurement installation are prepared as a result of this work, with erroneous measurement data identified and excluded.  Both wind and solar resource measurements are currently analyzed, and this may expand in future.  A wide variety of measurement equipment is encountered, including offshore and remote sensing (Lidar, Sodar) devices as well as conventional land-based measurement masts.

Day to day, the duties of the successful applicant will principally include:

  • Inspection of newly-received time series data of wind or solar resource on a weekly basis for signs of erroneous measurement due to atmospheric conditions or equipment damage or malfunction using graphical analysis and assisted by automated filtering;
  • Add and update measurement equipment configuration information in the database as instruments are installed, maintained or decommissioned;
  • Work closely with the Data & Met Mast Services team and our clients to highlight, communicate and assist in the resolution of any issues or faults arising with the client’s measurements, using your versatile and creative problem solving skills;
  • General communication of measurement status, reports and issues arising to our clients, and subsequent discussion.

The Data & Met Mast Services Section delivers results, reports and data to its clients via a website with full-featured back end database system to manage data assimilation and quality control.  The successful applicant will work extensively with this system, and will be encouraged to contribute toward its ongoing development. 

The Data Analyst will be expected to cooperate closely with the following other areas of the business in particular:

  • Met Mast Services: coordination and information sharing concerning both the installation of new equipment and maintenance work on existing installations;
  • Energy Assessment Section: provide full set of resource data and all related configuration and maintenance history to analysts as input data for an Energy Assessment

 

About you: You are technically-minded individual who believes passionately in renewable energy, and has a healthy side interest in IT-related matters as well as being a quick learner.  You enjoy working with and building relationships with others, and are a clear, confident and precise communicator.  You would be excited to join the world's largest renewable energy consultancy in a role that would give you a sound grounding in the fundamentals of renewable resource measurements and a solid first (or early) step on the career ladder in this growing global industry, while introducing you to a wide variety of real renewable energy projects under development and the associated resource measurement technologies.

 

Tasks May Include:

  • Monitor data transmission and proper operation of sensors on meteorological (met) masts and remote sensing units (RS) used for preliminary wind energy studies;
  • Validate met mast and other data, and prepare periodic summary reports for use by clients and other groups in the company using internal tools, MS Excel, etc.
  • Interpret and fulfill client data requests as needed;
  • Monitor client facing platforms to find and solve problems proactively;
  • Provide timely communications to clients and team members regarding problems with equipment and for routine reporting;
  • Interact professionally with clients through phone, email, and in person;
  • Develop relationships with clients and understand their needs and goals in order to better serve them;
  • Share and continuously develop knowledge and best practices;
  • Constantly and clearly document procedural changes and relevant client notes;
  • Support program development by both innovation and implementation;
  • Contract development, invoice request, review, and approval.
  • Help with other tasks as assigned.

Position Qualifications

 

Requirements: 

 

All Applicants must include a cover letter. 

  • 4-year college degree in a technical discipline (for example, engineering);
  • Data analysis experience and comfort with math & quantitative analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately with large quantities of data;
  • Good IT proficiency (Excel, as well as Microsoft Office suite in general);
  • In particular, knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, particularly equation writing and interpreting skills, including macros and pivot tables;
  • Self-motivated, quick learner with exceptional attention to detail and problem-solving aptitude;
  • Strong, confident and appropriate verbal and written communications and relationship-building skills;
  • Able to work independently and in teams with diverse people – both clients and co-workers, domestically and internationally;
  • Ability to provide a regular and relatively standard service to clients over an extended period;
  • Well-organized and reliable;
  • Infrequent travel;
  • Ability to perform desk-based office work for most or all of the working day with appropriate ergonomic adjustments as required.
  • We conduct a pre-employment background check and drug screen.

 

Preferred Skills (Not Required):

  • Strong interest in renewable energy;
  • Knowledge of Access, SQL Server or similar relational database;
  • Programming skills are advantageous, particularly in VBA/C#/Matlab/R;
  • Ability to multi-task and be accountable for assigned tasks and projects;
  • Systematic, meticulous, and creative troubleshooting skills;
  • Curiosity, flexibility and adaptability – as issues and tasks may change quickly, able to identify, document, and learn from mistakes;
  • Strong independent judgment skills;
  • Ability to manage own time and provide accurate time estimates for assigned tasks.

 

 

 

All Applicants must include a cover letter. 

 

Opportunities Beyond Business

 

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

 

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work toward our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.   

 

Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

 

 

Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

 

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

 

Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 16,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

 

DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

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