What We Do:
Uptake harnesses the power of underutilized data to empower businesses to make informed decisions. We partner with industry leaders to build predictive analytics software that grows smarter in one industry because of what we learn in another. The result is a powerful platform that identifies problems before they happen, ultimately saving money, time and lives.
Uptake Energy envisions a global energy system where everyone can access dynamic, resilient, and sustainable power. We’re building on Uptake’s platform and talent to solve the challenges of today’s energy marketplace and enabling the transition to the power system of tomorrow.
What You’ll Do:
The Wind Portfolio Analytics Solution Engineer will leverage the Uptake platform and data analytics tools to derive insights from the analysis of wind farm operating data. Through deep and thoughtful analysis, the WPA Solution Engineer will identify near-term value opportunities for our customers while supporting the product team in the creating a library of dynamic, schedulable scorecards, reports, and visual drill-down analytics.
- Configure scorecards to track and analyze deviations in main metrics such as energy-based availability, power curve efficiency vs. budget, and explore potential causes and solutions.
- Track the evolution of performance metrics, and the explanation on main variations.
- Analyze component failure rates and modes, identifying potential trends that could characterize behavior over time (age, OEM, type of site, etc.)
- Leverage maintenance records to assess O&M activities and identify opportunities to improve.
- Develop an O&M cost model to assess actual and potential savings, and to do sensitivity analyses of the impact of different failure rates and assumptions.
- Conduct benchmarking studies to compare performance across different regions, makes and models, identifying areas of underperformance.
- 2-5 years’ experience in performance analysis in technical areas in the energy sector, preferably in wind energy. Experience in solar a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree in an analytic field (e.g., mathematical economics, engineering, computer science, finance) or demonstrated equivalent work experience. Working knowledge of statistics is very desirable.
- Able to quantitatively analyze data derived from SCADA and different software platforms, present results visually and qualitatively, draw conclusions, and make recommendations for action.
- Knowledge of the main drivers of the power business and familiarity with the main metrics used (capacity, production, availability, efficiency, etc.)
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Experience in lean/six sigma projects a plus.
- A collaborative mindset, and a record of building successful client relationships and internal relationships with colleagues.
- Superior written and verbal communication skills—especially a strong ability to translate between technical and business stakeholders.
- An entrepreneurial spirit, sense of humor, and a passion to help create the energy system of the future.