WindLogics is seeking a Senior Research Scientist as part of our energy system R&D team. As a division of NextEra Energy, we own and operate the U.S.-largest fleet of wind, solar, and storage. Energy systems are undergoing a rapid transition in generation, delivery, and control systems, both in terms of technology and customer relationships. We are at the leading edge in developing and dispatching a new breed of integrated resource solutions to utilities, cities and municipalities, and commercial and industrial entities; optimized to deliver benefits (savings, reliability, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions) tailored to the customer’s needs. We look at the inherent complexity of the energy system as an opportunity for those with the ability to envision new business models, backed up by the scientific and mathematical capabilities needed to execute on the vision.
o The position is with the Science team in support of energy systems innovation. The person will participate in and lead small teams engaged in applied research; working on challenging, complex problems in a business setting. o The person will design and prototype algorithmic solutions to energy related scientific and engineering problems o The position will advise the Chief Scientist as well as WindLogics and NextEra management on research topics, analytical results, and scientific and energy industry advances. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
Qualifications: - Masters in Physics or related physical science - Required. - PhD in Physics or related physical science – Preferred. o Background in detailed analysis of complex systems involving large datasets, guided by physically-based conceptual models o Use of appropriate programming and scripting languages (R, Python, Julia, Fortran, etc.) o Innate curiosity about nearly everything o Ability to abstract a problem in such a way as to enable “cross-pollination” utilizing concepts and techniques from other fields
Internal Number: 27663
About WindLogics/ NextEra
WindLogics provides innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that enable low cost, reliable and sustainable power systems.
Building on core competencies in meteorology, applied mathematics and data analytics, WindLogics solutions support major electric energy developers, utilities and traders.
In addition to providing extensive services to developers of new wind and solar projects, WindLogics helps utilities and power marketers operate more profitably through performance analysis, load forecasting and smart grid analytics solutions.
WindLogics is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. North America’s leading producer of wind and solar energy. Other NextEra Energy companies include Florida Power & Light and NextEra Energy Resources.