A fast-growing renewable energy company focused on developing, owning, and operating solar & battery energy storage projects throughout the U.S. is looking to bring on a Director of Optimization & Analytics. In this position, you will be leading the Operating Assets Team focused on delivering optimal results across operating solar and battery assets. You will be reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Operating Assets.
PLEASE NOTE: This role is FULLY REMOTE with 15% travel to U.S. sites.
Director of Performance Optimization Responsibilities
Leadership and Team Management:
* Manage and provide leadership to a team of performance engineers, analysts, and data scientists.
* Foster a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
* Set performance goals and conduct regular performance evaluations for direct reports.
* Provide guidance, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to team members.
* Identify and evaluate opportunities to improve the performance and efficiency of solar and storage
* Develop and implement optimization initiatives, leveraging both traditional engineering methods and
advanced data science techniques.
* Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful implementation of optimization
* Stay up to date with industry best practices and emerging technologies related to performance
optimization and data science.
Data Analysis and Cleansing:
* Collect, analyze, and interpret data from various sources to identify performance trends and
* Develop and implement data cleansing methodologies to ensure accurate and reliable performance
* Apply advanced data science techniques, such as machine learning and predictive modeling, to derive
* Generate insightful reports and dashboards for senior management, asset managers, and operations
and maintenance providers.
Data Science Leadership:
* Manage a team of data scientists, overseeing their work in data modeling, predictive analytics, and
* Provide guidance on data science methodologies and best practices to optimize performance and
drive operational efficiency.
* Collaborate with data scientists to develop innovative approaches to solving complex performance
Collaboration and Communication:
* Collaborate with asset managers, operations and maintenance providers, and other stakeholders to
align on performance goals and strategies.
* Communicate performance metrics, trends, and findings to senior management and other relevant
stakeholders Collect, analyze, and interpret data from various sources to identify performance trends
* Act as a subject matter expert and provide guidance on performance optimization, analytics, and data
* Foster strong relationships with external vendors, industry experts, and research organizations to
stay informed about the latest advancements in the field
Director of Performance Optimization Requirements
* 8+ years in performance optimization, analytics within the renewable energy industry.
* Strong knowledge of solar and storage systems and their performance characteristics.
* Proficiency in data analysis, statistical modeling, and data visualization tools (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB, Tableau, Power BI).
* Experience in managing and leading a team of engineers, analysts, and data scientists.
* Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively present complex
information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
* Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
* Professional Engineer Certification preferred.
* 401k matching
* Short-term financial incentive
* Long-term financial incentive
* Employee equity program
If you are a Director-level candidate with utility-scale solar experience & an affinity for people management, apply here!