Bachelorand/Masterand (m/f) Wind Condition Prediction

12 Feb 2019
13 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Bachelorand/Masterand (m/f) Wind Condition Prediction
Reference number: 09744

As a manufacturer of onshore wind turbines in the multi-megawatt class, we have been successful for over 30 years in an industry with a big future. Since the merger with Acciona Windpower in 2016, we are one of the world's largest companies within the industry. Our global presence, with subsidiaries in more than 25 markets and production sites in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the US and India, ensures our success, giving our 4,800+ employees the possibility of international and intercultural experience and opportunity. Our goal is growth and profitability whilst providing clean energy. We aim to continue with full commitment, enthusiasm and new perspectives, and we hope to take you with us!

Job description
As a Bachelor's or Master's degree candidate assigned to the topic of Wind Condition Prediction within the Turbine Load Calculation group at Nordex, you will work to enhance existing methods for meteorological data analysis, long term wind condition predictions, and wind farm energy modelling. This work has the potential to make a high impact to the cost of energy (CoE) of future wind farms and significantly enhance the competitiveness of Nordex products.
The research topic is expected to support a bachelor's or master's thesis and provide an opportunity to generate original contributions, which includes the following tasks:
  • Analyze meteorological observation data and perform quality control
  • Synthesize long term predictions of wind conditions using existing methods
  • Perform comparisons using summary statistics and energy capture calculations to characterize the performance of existing methods
  • Support implementation of improvements to existing processes

Job requirements
  • Enrolled student (m/f) in the field of science or engineering
  • Proficiency with common data analysis tools and programming languages (Python, Jupyter Notebook, R, Matlab)
  • Ability to quickly become proficient with and adapt to the limitations of specialized and/or legacy tools to solve problems independently
  • Confidence to maintain awareness of fine details throughout complex processes and data exchange formats to ensure consistency and accuracy of results
Nordex adheres to a policy of equal employment opportunity. All employment decisions are made without regard to religion, age, sex, color, national origin, handicap, or other protected class and in full compliance with all federal and state laws.

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