Solar Performance Analyst

Location: COSTA MESA, California
Date Posted: 04-24-2018

About MaxGen

MaxGen has two major lines of business.  The first is the planning, design and construction of electric vehicle (EV) charging and battery energy storage infrastructure.  MaxGen is a specialist in the market and serves many of major companies leading the electrification of passenger and fleet vehicles.  The second line of business is comprehensive operations and maintenance services for solar, battery energy storage, and EV infrastructure owners and operators around the United States. 
The company has a central operations center and a team of nation-wide highly-trained technicians to provide in-the-field O&M services for commercial, industrial, and utility customers and has a distinguished reputation for safety and performance.

The Solar Performance Analyst role provides customers key performance, operational activity and maintenance information regarding their generation assets.  This role is tasked with the responsibility of turning data into information, information in to insight, insight to actionable recommendations for our customers in the form of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.  The Solar Performance Analyst reports to the Director of Reporting and Performance Analysis.
The ideal candidate would enjoy the following
  • Finding a needle in a haystack – attention to detail is paramount
  • Telling stories with data - we love people that have a keen eye for trends, outliers
  • Processing vast amounts of data without being overwhelmed by it – we have a lot of data, we have more than 3 Gigawatts of solar plants under management
Job specific details
  • Data quality audits, cleansing and curation
  • Automated detection and diagnosis of solar power plant outages/under-performance
  • Application of regression models to predict energy yield of solar power plants
  • Energy loss analysis – quantification of lost energy due to various controllable and uncontrollable factors
  • Equipment trending – identifying equipment/assets with recurring issues along with the root cause
  • Development and deployment of models (inc. machine learning techniques) to automatically characterize operational events and their causes
  • Provide inputs to help shape the analytics product roadmap for a Software-as-a-Service platform
  • Automated technical reports - Manual labor is for the stone age, We have a large clientele and 100s of technical reports need to be delivered monthly, quarterly and yearly
  • Annual performance guarantees – Meticulously applying service contract exclusions to operational events/service tickets and presenting the annual guarantee to clients
Data Skills
  • Advanced MS excel preferred  (python and/or SQL are an added advantage)
  • Experience with business intelligence tools like Power BI or Tableau
 Upon acceptance of offer, candidates must be able to successfully complete background check and Drug Screening, and have the ability to maintain continuous coverage on company auto insurance plan

MaxGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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