Senior Meteorologist — Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Senior Meteorologist — Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science



SESCO Enterprises is seeking a Senior Meteorologist.

 

Date posted

June 22, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

July 18, 2021 12:00 am

Organization


SESCO Enterprises LLC

Location

Job description

SESCO Enterprises is a leading Energy Trading and Risk Management company that started in 2003. SESCO Enterprises is involved in the buying/selling of electricity products in the U.S. wholesale electricity markets. We are a collective group of innovative, intelligent, and driven people that thrive as a team. We place heavy emphasis on teamwork, inclusion, and rewards for those that put the team and organization first.

The Meteorology team at SESCO provides primarily 24–48-hour forecasts for the major energy markets in the United States. Mid and long-range forecasts are also a part our responsibilities, but the focus is primarily on the next 1-2 days. The meteorologists predict weather conditions for cities, solar, and wind energy and put this information into a report that is delivered to the traders each morning.

Shifts start at 5am and run most days until 1pm but can occasionally last longer into the afternoon.

Benefits

  • No night shifts.
  • Flexible vacation policy.
  • Likely, but not guaranteed, 100% remote
  • Best 401k match of any company in the US.

Responsibilities

  • Develop 24-to-48-hour forecasts for cities in ERCOT and CAISO, focusing on temperatures, cloud cover, and precipitation.
  • Create wind and solar power forecast curves for the overall production in each ISO.
  • Present your forecast to the traders, each morning, in a concise, simple format focusing on the risk and opportunities.
  • Monitor available weather data to create mid and long-range predictions for areas west of the Mississippi River.
  • Develop case studies and pattern analogs to help improve forecasting accuracy and to teach younger staff the nuances of predicting weather in Texas, California.
  • Help develop new tools and applications that improve the forecasting preparation and production efficiency.
  • Based on your own experience and knowledge, the ability to extend beyond the models and communicate risk and opportunities to the traders. Basically, beat the models.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years energy meteorology forecasting or if you do not have an energy background then 7 years of overall forecasting after college.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in how you communicate both written and verbally. We will test this during the interview process.
  • Ability to assess the atmosphere and make quick forecasts, upon request, for any location with the ERCOT and CAISO regions.
  • Ability to collaborate with the meteorology team and other departments, but also work on your own in developing forecasts and projects.
  • Confidence in your forecasting skills and the ability to stick with your forecast, even when you are all alone on a prediction.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.

Preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of the boundary layer, including temperature inversions, precipitation type, terrain induced low level winds, low level jet, and thunderstorm development and evolution.
  • Working experience forecasting onshore/offshore flows in California and the East Coast.
  • Knowledge of tropical weather formation and movement in the Gulf of Mexico, East Coast, and western Pacific typhoons.
  • Experience predicting anomalous temperature changes in different ISO regions in the short and long range.

Additional Notes:

Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and early mornings, this includes the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays.

Application Deadline: July 18th

Currently the company is operating 100% remote. This position is likely to remain remote, but at this time I can’t guarantee that it will remain that way once you are hired. Keep this in mind when applying.

Interview Process

  • Initial interviews will be a video interview conducted over Microsoft Teams, July 20th-22nd
  • This interview will include a forecast test.
  • Second round of interviews will be a video interview on Microsoft Teams, July 29-August 5th.
  • This interview will include a forecast test involving the traders. 

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letters to Ben Davenport at [email protected].

 



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