Intern, Data Scientist - Grid Solutions (Remote in the US)

Location US-NY-Albany
Job ID
2023-31466
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Engineering

 

EIA.Renewable – Wind Solar – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions transforms safety, security, and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection, and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support our customers’ product innovation and business growth. The UL Certification Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers’ products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission. We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future. Our science is your advantage.

 

Our comprehensive portfolio of renewable energy solutions helps 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.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Are you interested in a career in data science and renewable energy? Come join the Grid Solutions team within the Renewables group at UL Solutions and learn about what it takes to develop and deliver solutions to predict and schedule generation from operating renewable energy projects. On the Grid Solutions team, you will work with technical subject matter experts to use artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, programming, and atmospheric science principles to improve upon the cutting edge accuracy of our renewable energy forecasts.

This position will work in a team environment with staff at all levels contributing to the development of innovative, analytical, and high-quality products and services.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated data scientist intern to become involved with our renewable energy forecasting solutions. The exact work to be performed will depend on the background, skillsets, and interests of each individual, but may include:

  • Contribute to the team’s use of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithms to improve the accuracy of deterministic and probabilistic renewable energy forecasts on a variety of timescales and under a variety of circumstances
  • Use satellite, weather model, and proxy measurement data inputs to optimize the machine learning estimation of generation and meteorological variables when no measurements exist
  • Implement and maintain rigorous data quality control processes to ensure the cleanest possible datasets are available to train the artificial intelligence algorithms
  • Participate in various stages of the software development lifecycle including supporting new initiatives and enhancing mature products and services
  • Other duties as required

Throughout your work, you will contribute to the development of processes to increase work product efficiency and quality, and learn and apply company quality control standards and standard operating procedures.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Currently enrolled as a Senior in an undergraduate/graduate program focusing on data science, computer science, physical/atmospheric sciences, engineering, or related science/technology discipline
  • Advanced programming skills in one or more programming languages; experience in Python is preferred
  • Experience with multiple aspects of the data science lifecycle as applied to physical science or engineering problems, such as data mining/cleaning, feature engineering, predictive modeling, and data visualization
  • Experience using a code repository management platform such as Bitbucket or GitLab a plus
  • Skilled written and verbal communicator
  • Ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment

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:  The hourly range for this position is $26.25-30.25/hour.

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 https://www.ul.com/industries/energy-and-utilities/renewables

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