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Intern - Demand Side Analytics

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Date: Jan 15, 2019

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!

Position Summary

The Demand Side Analytics Team is looking for a Data Science Intern to join our team who will perform data analytics, geo-spatial analytics, and optimizations using multiple tools and techniques to provide insights of energy data. The intern will gain a unique blend of business and technical knowledge.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Support the Team by developing innovative methods to estimate solar energy production of non-metered customers from metered customers.
  • Find patterns and insights in spatial and attribute data.
  • Develop and implement estimation methods using Python.
  • Develop predictive models for solar energy using opened source machine learning libraries.
  • Document and communicate methods, processes and results to the Team.

Minimum Skills

Personal Computer Usage

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Able to visualize and report insights creatively in variety of formats to various stakeholders

Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Must possess effective networking skills

Must be able to participate in full-time employment with CPS Energy for duration of summer.

Attend all activities sponsored by CPS Energy during summer employment

Demonstrated programming skills with Python and related machine learning packages

Proven ability to sift through data, identify critical information, develop hypotheses, perform rigorous analyses, and make recommendations to broader audiences

Ability to easily understand the complex algorithm and logic to process data

Deep understanding of statistical and predictive modeling concepts, machine-learning approaches, clustering and classification techniques, and recommendation and optimization algorithms

High learning agility

Demonstrated ability to use data to influence strategic decision making

Demonstrated leadership potential

Self-motivated and results-oriented

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Proven critical thinking & analytical skills - problem diagnosis, resolution options, successful plan execution

Demonstrate an interest in seeking a degree applicable to the utility industry

College freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Task Oriented
  • Self-Starter
  • Problem Solving Skills


Communicating Effectively

Learning Quickly

Working Safely

Serving Customers

Demonstrating Initiative

Using Computers and Technology

Driving for Results

Minimum Education

Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science OR an equivalent combination of education from an accredited university.

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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