Data Scientist - Meteorology Analytics

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is accepting application for a Data Scientist – Meteorology Analytics.


Date posted

June 29, 2020 12:00 am

Application deadline

July 29, 2020 12:00 am


Pacific Gas and Electric Company


  • United States

Job description

Data Scientist - Meteorology Analytics

San Ramon, CA, US, 94583
Requisition ID # 56743  

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Electric Operations
Job Location : San Ramon 

Job Title: Data Scientist – Meteorology Analytics 

Department Overview: PG&E’s Meteorology Operations and Analytics team is one of the most impactful at the company, providing support across all aspects of PG&E’s utility operations through advanced modeling and monitoring capabilities. Our modelling program includes high resolution weather forecasting, utility fire risk forecasting, outage and storm forecasting, solar forecasting, electric and gas load forecasting, and hydro forecasting. The team has deployed a utility-mesonet with more than 600 weather stations, deployed over 125 high-resolution “Alert Wildfire” cameras and developed a fire detection and alert system using geosynchronous and polar-orbiting satellites. The team constructed an hourly 30-year high-resolution down-scaled climatology of weather and fuel models, operates a high-resolution weather-fuels coupled forecast model, and leverages fire spread and consequence simulations of >70 million fires igniting near overhead utility infrastructure daily.  

For more about PG&E’s meteorology department, please see this overview video of the weather station and camera projects and the Wildfire Safety Operations Center: 

Position Summary: 

We are looking for a full-time data scientist to join our team to design, develop and deploy operational models and tools leveraging rich meteorological datasets and utility-specific data. You will have a unique opportunity to contribute at in one or more of the areas above at the forefront of utility, meteorology, and fire science analytics. 

In this role you will work as part of cross functional teams, including data scientists, meteorologists, cloud engineers, GIS analysts, engineers, project and product managers, leadership, and subject matter experts to develop and enhance operational applications and tools.  You will have the opportunity to solve impactful problems facing the utility and the state of California and work on complex technical projects every day.

Qualifications: Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Applied Sciences, Statistics, or similar.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in data science or advanced analytics OR Master’s Degree

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