Analyst Rotation Program – Wind – UL Renewables

Location US-NY-Albany
Job ID
2021-22619
# of Openings
2
Job Category
Engineering

 

Renewables – Wind Solar – Analyze It

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!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Analyst Rotation Program will provide the candidate the opportunity to contribute to UL’s growing renewables advisory team while learning skills across multiple technical areas. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, with a can-do spirit and willingness to work hard in a team environment to achieve shared success.

 

The candidate will rotate across 3 areas within the wind advisory team over the course of 4 to 5 years. The initial placement will be either with the energy assessment team or the technical due diligence team with a third rotation based on discussions with the candidate (potential areas of focus include power performance testing, energy storage, permitting, turbine engineering, etc.).

 

The program aims to equip the candidate with a strong foundation based in renewable energy and consulting practices. The candidate will learn essential communication, project management, and technical skills. Successful candidates will continue their career within UL’s renewables team based on these acquired skills.

 

The two initial rotations include:

 

Project Engineer Associate – Energy Assessment (1.5 – 2 years)

 

This Energy Analyst rotation will focus on meteorological data analysis and energy modeling for onshore and offshore wind projects in support of the completion of bankable energy production assessments.

 

Primary duties will include:

  • Validation and analysis of meteorological data for wind resource assessments.
  • Evaluation of project constraints, risks, and other non-quantitative aspects of plant development.
  • Design and optimization of wind plants to meet project requirements.
  • Estimation of plant losses and calculation of assessment uncertainties.
  • Provide effective critical review of data, analyses and reports prepared by other staff.
  • Collaborate effectively with team leads, and project managers to execute on work scopes within budgets.
  • Understand and ensure company quality control standards are met.
  • Assist with the development of procedures and methods.
  • Participate in informal and formal departmental training activities.
  • Review industry and related resources including conference proceedings, journal articles, and other printed/online publications to keep current on industry trends, techniques, and products.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  Associate Project Manager – Due Diligence (1.5 – 2 years)

 

The Associate Project Manager rotation will be responsible for supporting independent engineering (IE) and technical advisory (TA) services with respect to the financing, sale, or acquisition of renewables projects.

 

Primary duties will include:

  • Alongside senior members, support high profile Independent Engineering and Technical Advisory projects for project financing, tax equity, sales and acquisitions of wind and solar projects and portfolios, including overseeing turbine technology review, civil and electrical design review, review of commercial and technical contracts, project schedule, project financial model, CAPEX and OPEX costs, environmental and permitting review, site visits and construction monitoring.
  • Compile and complete IE and TA reports and summarize key results and conclusions. Ensure a quality of work that meets and exceeds client expectations. Integrate all review sections from UL’s multi-disciplinary team and ensure that UL’s technical and commercial analysis is consistent throughout sections.
  • With support from senior members, work with lenders and developers as the main client interface for UL. Attend client meetings with lenders and developers as needed. Engage clients and internal staff to develop creative solutions to meet client needs; provide exceptional customer service with a focus of growing client relationships.
  • Review of project contracts and financial models.
  • Perform site visits during construction and operation and perform construction monitoring site visits to review progress against technical specifications, budget and milestone schedule. Compile and review site visit reports and monthly construction monitoring reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Minimum Bachelors-level education and core competence in a relevant field, e.g., atmospheric science, engineering, construction management, operations and maintenance.
  • Previous related expereince is a plus.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team environmental and successfully manage multiple complicated projects.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t 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 you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re 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. We’re 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 UL.com 

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