Monday, February 2, 2015

Job Opening at Vaisala: Renewable Energy Forecasting Analyst

Posting a job for a friend at Vaisala. Please visit Vaisala career website to apply.


Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 75 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets.

The Energy segment of Vaisala is working to speed the adoption of Wind and Solar power around the world through better and more cost effective measurement technologies and information services.  Forecasting services to help get more renewable energy scheduled onto the electric grid is a critical aspect of this mission.

We are searching for a Renewable Energy Forecasting Analyst to strengthen our team. This position is located in Boston or work remotely within the United States.

We use sophisticated computer modeling systems, combined with expertise in atmospheric sciences, to help the global energy market manage renewable energy risk. Together, the information and the tools we build are helping many of world´s most successful energy companies make the critical decisions that drive the growth of clean energy.

This position is responsible for serving as the technical point of contact for clients, helping to ensure timely delivery of the highest quality renewable energy forecasts in the industry, and participating in statistical validation of 3TIER by Vaisala´s forecasts. This position works in a collaborative environment as a member of the forecasting team. If you are passionate about renewable energy and want to work in a team-oriented environment, apply today!

  • Works with Vaisala´s renewable energy forecasting team to deliver high-quality forecasts on time.
  • Obtains input from client and creates, prepares, and delivers technical reports to clients.
  • Serves as technical point of contact for client, providing technical expertise and knowledge.
  • Interfaces directly with the client, attending meetings for sales purposes and technical discussions. 
  • Works directly with Vaisala´s software development team on the product and feature development cycle
  • Develops technical training materials and conducts training sessions for clients.
  • Participates in statistical validation of Vaisala´s forecasts. 
  • Analyzes, studies, and reports on the accuracy of Vaisala forecasts.
  • Sets up new forecast sites, incorporates client data, and makes ongoing forecast improvements.
  • Responds to client requests and troubleshoots problems with forecast delivery.

Requirements and Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Engineering, Statistics, Atmospheric Science, or Computer Science is required.
  • Experience in power systems, electric grid operations, energy markets or energy load forecasting is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics for forecast validation and comparison.
  • Familiarity with time series analysis, artificial intelligence, and decision support systems
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English, both spoken and written.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
We offer an international and challenging work environment in a growing business.  At Vaisala the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with interesting, motivated, and professional people within an organization that strongly supports personal growth and continued development.Vaisala offers a competitive benefits package including: health,  dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, company paid life, long and short term disability, 401K plan with company match and tuition reimbursement.  We also offer  holiday pay and a generous paid time off plan.

Only resumes submitted via our online applicant tracking system will be considered for this position. Please attach your resume and include your salary requirements.

Application Deadline: February 27, 2015

To be considered for this position you must currently be eligible to work in the U.S.  Vaisala participates in the E-Verify employment verification system.  Candidates are subject to a personal work preference assessment and complete background check prior to an offer being extended.

No phone calls or third party recruiters please.

Vaisala is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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