Wind and Solar Energy Data Analyst

Underwriters Laboratories Published: June 16, 2021
Albany, NY
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Energy /
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At Underwriters Laboratories, we know why we come to work!

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence.

UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

Our comprehensive portfolio of renewable energy solutions help stakeholders plan, design, finance, build, invest, operate, maintain, and manage wind both on land and offshore, and solar throughout the project lifecycle and across the value chain. Working at UL means you will be part of a team delivering proven science, expert engineering, and innovative solutions that address the unique challenges of these industries.

What you'l learn & achieve:

UL Services Group LLC is a global renewable energy consulting firm focused on providing quality, innovative energy engineering and advisory services to project developers, utilities, project operators, manufacturers and investors. We offer an exciting work environment in a rapidly growing industry, competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

We are seeking an entry-level Data Analyst to join our Renewable Energy division. Our Data Analysts contribute to the development of innovative, analytical, high quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff.

This position will work under the direction of the Field Services Manager, having the responsibility for the completion of high-quality renewable energy analysis and field support of data campaigns for meteorological towers and solar monitoring stations. This is a full-time position located in the Albany, New York office, with the option to travel to onsite wind and solar farms for additional analytical and maintenance work.


  • Troubleshoot and repair instrumentation and data acquisition systems for meteorological towers and solar monitoring stations.
  • Perform weekly data checks of wind and solar systems.
  • Provide remote support for subcontractors.
  • Perform onsite field audits of meteorological towers and solar monitoring equipment.
  • Participate in the installation and commissioning of wind and solar measurement equipment.
  • Provide equipment specifications and purchasing support for wind and solar programs.
  • Provide well-written, detailed documentation and reports.
  • Participate in informal and formal departmental training activities.
  • Ability to gather and organize documentation.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in the applications of Excel and Word.
  • Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, ability to think on your feet, and the ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Experience with electronic measurement and navigational (GPS) equipment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of completing a work schedule that may include time before and beyond regular hours.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a matrix organization with one or more team leads.
  • Ability to travel frequently and upon short notice; maintain an up to date passport.
  • Knowledge of meteorological data.
  • Perform all other duties as they may be assigned.

What makes you a great fit:


  • Minimum of a B.S. in Atmospheric Science, Renewable Energy Technologies, or Engineering.
  • 1-2 years of experience (Meteorological Data Analysis)
  • Meteorological Instrumentation experience is useful.
  • Ability to work in an office environment 6-8 hours per day.
  • Ability to lift items weighing approximately 40+ pounds on occasion.
  • Communication skills sufficient to conduct regular business activities as defined in the position responsibilities.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply procedures, policies, and safety information.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply wiring diagrams and assembly instructions.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions on occasion.
  • Ability to work alone on occasion.
  • Strength and stamina to work over rough terrain for a moderate distance (1/2 mile).
  • Ability to work from a ladder or at heights on occasion may be required, not essential as most installations are done at ground level.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

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UL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female/Minority/disability/Protected Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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UL is committed to hiring and retaining a qualified diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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