Job description Arcadis uses an in-house state-of-the-science meteorological model for weather forecasts, air quality studies, the prediction of the long term wind climate, short term wind power forecasts etcetera. This model is more and more being used for wind energy projects. Through international collaboration this product has last year been further developed for the wind energy market and introduced in the Dutch market. It has been optimized for use in combination with the software packages WindPRO and WAsP for the prognosis of the long term energy yield of wind farms. The research internship is mainly aimed at the optimisation and validation of short term (intraday and day-ahead) wind power forecasts. We would like to further improve short term predictions by pattern recognition (statistical analysis) and to better determine the influence of weather parameters on wind power and the accuracy of the forecast. This knowledge will be used to even better predict the power and expected accuracy. This will be demonstrated by checking the predictions against the allocated production. Further, the internship includes the development of an innovative new application of the weather model. Also, attention is drawn to long term power forecasts. We would like to further validate the weather model for the European situation using available historical observations at meteorological stations and production data from wind farms. The research internship is focused on further determining the accuracy of the model in the European situation, determining which factors play an important role and the resolution in which these are included in the calculation. This will be used to increase and ensure the accuracy. Besides the specific research project there is also room to assist in regular studies for wind sites. Will you help us to further optimize our state-of-the-science power forecast model and the development of a new product?Functie-eisenRequired experience and competencesFor our three to six months (Graduation) Internship Pattern Recognition Day-ahead Power Forecasts Wind Farms 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 or mechanical engineering;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.ArbeidsvoorwaardenWhat do we offer?Arcadis is a leading global design and consulting firm in the field of the natural and built environment. In collaboration with our clients, we deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering and project management services.Within the different departments of Arcadis a whole range of interesting work placement and graduation projects are offered to students to gain practical experience within their field of study. Every year, over 150 students choose Arcadis as the organisation for their graduation project or work placement. In most cases, our projects determine the content of the student’s activities with us; the actual work placement or graduation project usually develops within the framework of a dialogue with the student. During these work placements and graduation projects with us, the student will get a supervisor who will also make sure that the student is well acquainted with the people, the culture and the opportunities available to them at Arcadis. A good thing to know is that Arcadis provides an internship allowance.On our website you will find more information about our company.SollicitatieprocedureContact detailsIf you are interested in this position, please contact Ms Raïscha O’Prinsen, Campus Recruiter, on tel. +31 (0)6 5073 6808 or via – Klik op de solliciteer-button om te solliciteren –. You can apply by using the ‘Solliciteren’-button (application button) at www.werkenbijarcadis.nl not by sending an e-mail. To assess your application, that we will receive via the “solliciteer direct” (application button), in the best way possible we would like to receive your most current Resume and a motivation letter that covers the following aspects:reason for your application;maximum willingness to travel (in time);availability (number of hours per week and desired start date);language proficiency.Recruitment agencies don’t need not respond. Details from this vacancy are not to be used for marketing purposes.