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Req Id : 1775
Job Title : Wind Energy Specialist
Business Unit Sector : POWER-RENEWABLES
Work Location : RGDENV
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : Yes
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Contract Hire Only for this Project : No
Functions in a mid-level engineer capacity, and leads or Supports a wide variety of assignments on domestic and international wind energy projects as a wind energy specialist, including project siting & planning, WTG suitability analysis & technology selection, wind resource, energy production & uncertainty analysis, development of WTG arrays and support of conceptual designs, environmental studies and economic analysis.
Works on local and geographically dispersed multi-disciplinary teams. Proactively coordinates with other internal/external team members and provides leadership to meet deadlines. Develops and manages budgets, schedules, and quality requirements and may review lower level engineering work or assignments.
The position will entail occasional travel to support field assignments, and meetings with clients including: utilities, energy project developers, financial institutions, energy end-users, investors, government agencies, and other organizations.
Continues to learn, remains current and applies independent knowledge and interpretation about departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and B&V policies and procedures relative to assigned tasks.
Consistently and independently applies knowledge and complies with B&V quality program relative to assigned tasks. Provides guidance and direction to others from the same discipline.
Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts for B&V engineering standards & processes.
Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers. Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work. May provide support to business development or pursuit activities.
Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required.
Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 3 years related work experience All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Prefer 5+ years of wind work experience.
Professional registration (PE) preferred.
A thorough understanding of onshore wind project development, project siting and general wind turbine design/function.
Familiarity with regulatory, technical, and market issues relevant to individual renewable energy technology policies & programs.
Field experience in the development of wind project layouts, including micrositing.
Experience in the statistical analysis of wind data, including raw time series data validation and instrument troubleshooting/diagnostics.
Experience with wind resource and energy production assessments, including long-term resource estimation, energy production and wake loss analysis, and uncertainty analysis.
Experience with ArcGIS or similar software.
Experience with performing due diligence review of third party wind resource measurement campaigns, project layouts, energy production assessments, and uncertainty analyses.
Familiarity or experience with economic modeling methods and tools specific to wind energy, or other renewable energy technologies.
Must be self-motivated and highly accountable with an ability to balance multiple projects while working under tight deadlines.
Ability to solve problems creatively, be resourceful and develop innovative solutions for analysis.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly through formal reports, presentations, memoranda and email.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
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