Senior Wind Power Engineer

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Working for a provider of turnkey wind power projects in the UK, working for a range of clients from blue-chip multinationals and utility companies to local authorities and private landowners. We do everything from feasibility-stage, planning consents, system design and project management. The installation is normally undertaken by the turbine supplier, though we still prepare the site ready for final turbine installation and are present onsite during the installation and commissioning process. The business is growing fast and aims to be one of the UK’s leading providers of technical and project management services for the wind power industry, specifically targeting the sub-wind farm market of individual or small clusters of large wind turbines with power outputs ranging from 330 kW to 5 MW. Key to growing the business and maintaining the quality standards our customers expect is recruiting experienced and enthusiastic staff.

Key responsibilities for this role would include:

-Manage and work on feasibility, project development and installation-phase wind projects.
-Typically 75% of your time would be doing the actual project work, and 25% managing projects – hence it is very ‘hands on’.
-Constructing and building project plans, and then managing those projects from start to finish, on budget and on time.
-Using WindPRO software to construct models of wind projects, and then produce all of the visualisation, noise and energy data to support planning applications as well as financial analysis and site optimisation.
-Noise surveys (both sub-contracting and doing).
-Wind monitoring; we have our own equipment and install and operate the masts and process the data to BS-EN-61400-12-1:2006 standards.

-Be involved in the sales process whenever key technical input is required.
-Use your wind knowledge to oversee feasibility studies carried out by less senior wind engineers.
-Review completed projects to identify the good points, and the bad, and make sure the whole company learns from good and bad in a constructive way.

Essential requirements for the role are a good working knowledge and experience of wind projects. Ideally this would be experience with similar sized wind turbines, but comparable experience from small wind or wind farm projects may be considered. As you will know, the planning and design of wind projects revolves around wind modelling software. We use WindPRO, so experience with this software would be useful, though experience with one of the other leading packages would be almost as useful. A good working knowledge of grid connection issues, site access for cranes and delivery vehicles, along with wind monitoring and all of the general issues that surround wind projects would also be essential. You would be expected to have a relevant engineering degree, though this isn’t essential if you can demonstrate that equivalent skills have been developed through other means. A cool head in challenging situations is always an asset, along with the ability to oversee several projects at different stages, all at the same time and know where to focus attention. Meticulousness and attention to detail lead to successful projects, so this will need to be demonstrated.

Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Wind Energy
Discipline: Engineering
Region: South West
Location: Gloucestershire
Network: Renewables Jobshop
Salary: £34,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 26/09/2011
Start Date: 01/11/11
Job Ref: WindPowerBr

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