(Afstudeer)stage predictive (wind turbine) noise and power forecast modelling challenge

Wat ga je doen?

Arcadis has been busy developing new products for the wind energy industry. Arcadis uses meteorological models for the prediction of the long term wind climate, short term wind power forecasts etcetera. Building on this technology Arcadis developed an app for residents to obtain insight into wind turbine noise forecasts (see www.arcadis.com/geluidsverwachting). There are a lot more uses for these new prediction models but further optimisation and more research is needed.

The research internship is mainly aimed at the further optimisation and validation of  the current products and the development of new related applications. We would like to further improve short term predictions by pattern recognition (statistical analysis) or machine learning techniques and to better determine the influence of the input data. We are looking for an open-minded independent analyst that can identify improvement areas but also sees opportunities for innovation. For example, a possible new application could be to provide short term noise forecasts for outdoor music events (festivals).

Besides the specific research project there is also room to assist in regular studies for wind sites.

Wat vragen wij?

For our 3 to 6 months (Graduation) Internship Predictive Modelling Challenge for the wind industry and other markets we are looking for a student with the following competences:

  • Bachelor/Master student with a study related to computer science, physics, mathematics, meteorology, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, artificial intelligence or big-data analytics;
  • Experience with statistical modelling and pattern recognition and with programming in Python;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong sense of purpose, enthusiastic and eager to learn;
  • Good English oral and verbal skills are essential;

Experience with meteorological models is an advantage.

Wat bieden wij?

We offer a dynamic challenging internship with international focus in a pleasant working climate. You will have a great deal of responsibility with opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives.

Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate more than €3.3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com.

Digital and (other) exponential technologies have already impacted many types of industries and organizations across the globe with their ability to provide a more human-centred experience. Starting with the tech industry (when it still was considered a separate sector), and quickly followed by media, entertainment, retail, banking, etc. Today, there are only a handful of areas that are yet to be disrupted. This includes the construction and engineering industry, in which Arcadis operates. Unlike most big corporations involved in natural and built (physical) assets, our board is aware of the opportunities (and risks) these new digital technologies offer (and pose) and has therefore taken extraordinary measures to proactively reinvent our business in the coming years.

Heb je vragen?

If you are interested in this position, please contact Ms Rosanne Melissen, Campus Recruiter, on tel. +31611251821 or via rosanne.melissen@arcadis.com. You can apply by using the ‘Solliciteren’-button on this page.

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