Senior Wind Analyst

Location
Dublin
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 May 2018
Closes
09 Jun 2018
Sector
Renewables
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Summary

My client is a large International Wind Developer. They are currently recruiting for a Senior Wind Analyst to work across multiple regions. This position will support their projects worldwide; the position requires at least 3 years’ experience in wind analysis and will require significant international travel. The role will work closely with regional development and commercial teams. The role location will be Dublin.

Key Responsibilities

  • Wind farm turbine layout design and solar farm design.
  • Design of optimal site-specific measurement campaigns for wind and solar sites, including cost/benefit assessments of different technologies.
  • Overseeing installation, maintenance and decommissioning of temporary meteorological stations (including LiDAR units). Management of Health and Safety for these activities. 
  • Analysis and reporting of site measurements including meteorological masts, SoDAR and LiDAR.
  • Overseeing the collection and quality control of meteorological data to ensure maximum data coverage.
  • Production of internal wind/solar resource and Energy Production Estimates with the highest possible accuracy and lowest possible uncertainty. These are delivered in accordance with required project timelines.
  • Management and review of third party energy production reports, ensuring optimal service from suppliers.
  • Liaising with turbine suppliers regarding turbine suitability and solar equipment suppliers regarding technology options.
  • Communication of site-specific energy production and site condition risks to project teams.
  • Reviewing of data, energy production reports and site conditions reports for potential acquisition sites.
  • Contribution to the Energy Analysis Group’s research and development, including development and continuous improvement of standards, tools and procedures in use in the EAG for conducting internal energy estimates.
  • Support the maintenance and development of the EAG’s in-house data management and analysis system (using Python/Django).

The above tasks will be carried out following the Energy Analysis Group’s standards.

Knowledge and Skills

  • This role requires a minimum of 3 years of pre-construction Wind Analysis experience, preferably across a range of markets;
  • Wind analysis and project design experience essential; solar experience an advantage, however training can be given.
  • Operational wind farm analysis experience an advantage.
  • Experience working for a lenders’ advisor, OEM supplier, developer, or operator of wind and/or solar projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, a strong mathematical and analysis background, and the ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical colleagues are essential.
  • Highly analytical with attention to detail and ability to exercise engineering judgement.
  • Programming/software development experience an advantage.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills required.
  • Experience in the use of WAsP, WindFarmer and AWS Openwind. PVsyst or other related solar resource assessment software is an advantage.
  • Experience with CFD wind flow models an advantage.
  • Fluency in English. Other languages are an advantage.
  • Graduate with an honours engineering or physical science degree as a minimum.
  • Willingness to travel internationally a requirement.
  • Full clean driving licence.

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