Offshore Wind Yield Analyst

The Hague, United Kingdom
20 Aug 2019
19 Sep 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Here's a fantastic opportunity for a skilled analyst with wind expertise to be part of our exciting commitment to new energies. Bringing your technical experience and commercial knowledge to an ambitious role that will help develop future energy opportunities.

Purpose and Accountabilities
Shell is a willing and able player in the energy transition with the ultimate objective of maintaining a sustainable business model. As a part of this, we are growing our New Energies and Offshore Wind portfolio by developing new sites and through buying into projects started by others. The offshore wind market is growing in size and competitiveness and Shell's offshore wind team is growing as well to enable Shell to successfully participate in these opportunities.

The Offshore Wind Yield Engineer Analyst will be a member of the Offshore Wind Business Development team in New Energies. The Offshore Wind Yield Analyst is responsible for providing technical expertise during all stages of offshore wind project development in the specific subjects of wind data management, wind field modelling, wind turbine layout design, energy yield modelling and yield optimization with respect to LCOE. Among others, this includes the preparation of data processing, wind energy potential analysis and modelling by means of relevant technical software solutions and risk assessments of technical-contractual issues and results.
The jobholder has also the responsibility for meteorological monitoring campaigns and associated data management issues and will also be expected to conduct and communicate the results of desktop studies, such as layout design sensitivity analyses, wind farm performance assessments or other well-defined analytical tasks.

Job Tasks
  • Management, processing and provision of wind data (via data and acquisition management), as well as mathematical, statistical analysis and modelling (long-term wind climate, wind energy potential analysis, wind energy forecasting) for the purpose of net yield modelling for projects in different lifecycle phases (due diligence, development, engineering, operations) using industry standard tools;
  • Development and optimization of wind farm layout designs with focus on LCOE and maximization of yield;
  • Help to develop a database of meteorological towers, tracking data and tower status;
  • Further development and implementation of methods, models, processes and software solutions
  • Evaluation of design concepts, technical solutions, inherent risks (in terms of wind yield, energy yield, modelling, uncertainty analysis) and review of third party energy yield assessment reports;
  • Execution of technical due diligence (wind, statistics, layout, yield, technical losses) in the acquisition and evaluation of wind projects;
  • Advise Business Opportunity Managers regarding potential project bids;
  • Maintain productive relationships and work with internal and external stakeholders in various areas of wind resource assessment as needed, coordinating specific tasks from scoping to presenting the results, clearly understanding the intent of the work and helping to shape the task itself;
  • Continually enhance personal skill set in the field of wind resource assessment;
  • Develop technical skills in appropriate areas, for example: wind analysis; use of GIS for site design; data acquisition via SCADA;
  • Develop communication and networking skills needed for business development in the global wind industry;
  • Manage work priorities to deliver timely results to stakeholders;
  • Review, application and further development of relevant regulations, standards and best practice, taking into account lessons learned and insights from Projects and Shell's R&D department

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Country of Work Location:
Netherlands, United Kingdom

Employment Type:
Full Time

Company Description:
Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.

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Work Location:
The Hague

What we need from you
We're keen to hear from men and women with experience as a high performing yield analyst and hope to see as much of the following on your CV:

Skills and Requirements
  • Bachelor's in Science, Engineering, Meteorology, Physics, Mathematics, Aerodynamics, Aerospace engineering or other quantitative field. Master's degree preferred,
  • Relevant work experience and good expertise in offshore wind statistics, wind modelling, energy yield calculation, layout optimization and wind turbine technology
  • Experience in numerical modelling
  • A solid background in quantitative evaluation and experience handling large datasets for analysis
  • Experience using wake modeling software solutions (like Windographer, Windpro, OpenWind, or any other standard wind industry tool/software). Mapping experience is a plus
  • Excellent in communication, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work on detailed problems and address high-level questions
  • An ability to link business drivers to deep technical understanding and vice versa.
  • A proven strong team player, able to work with virtual team, whilst also able to act autonomously.
  • Basic knowledge in relevant aspects of offshore wind farm development, engineering, construction and operation of wind farm projects

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential...
  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

City, State (if applicable):
The Hague, London

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