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Solar Performance Engineer

Houston TX

Requisition ID : 1037


In this highly analytical role, the engineer will collect and analyze daily production data and perform energy simulation analyses on Sunnova’s fleet of solar systems operating in many of the mainland states and territories. This position will require technical knowledge of PV system engineering and will support and serve as an intermediary between field technical operations, asset management and customer billing functions in identifying and managing systems needing site visits. This role will need substantial experience in working with large data sets, conducting root cause analyses and visualizing data in a variety of formats for identifying trends and outliers.



Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of performance issues affecting solar systems

Analyze production data for quality issues and address gaps to make it billing ready

Analyze production discrepancies and measure related impact to business performance

Build new tools and processes for addressing deficiencies in existing systems and methods

Build dashboards in Tableau to help business units access performance and other operations data

Assist in the development of forecasts and pro-forma analyses

Provide periodic and ad-hoc reports on production and operations metrics to internal business units

Design and implement automated reporting to support recurring activities of the business

Perform other duties as assigned


Specific Experience/Skills

Master’s degree in engineering or in a technical discipline

Minimum of 5 years of experience preferably in asset management, field operations and/or channel partner operations

Programming in Excel, Python and knowledge of ad-hoc scripting techniques


Knowledge Areas

Data visualization experience in Tableau or similar visual analytics tools

Hands-on experience with database technologies and in handling very large datasets

Effectively communicate complex analyses and conclusions to non-technical audience

Excellent analytical and decision making skills

Track record of handling multiple priorities and tight timelines


Preferred Skills

Solar energy industry experience is highly preferred

Knowledge of data mining techniques and applications of statistical principles

Experience in numerical and statistical analyses

Experience with Salesforce is a plus


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Posted August 6, 2018

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