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Senior Wind Analyst

Company: Wood
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Renewables is currently recruiting for a Senior Wind Analyst to support our growing Renewables team. Ideally this role will be seated in our Austin TX or Houston TX office, but other locations and remote work locations will be accepted.

This is a client facing role that would suit a highly numerate individual with a diverse set of skills and the initiative to rise to a challenge. Wood is a leading consultant in the marketplace and, as such, is involved in some of the largest and pioneering developments, which affords exposure to a vast and exciting array of opportunities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking analysis of wind data and operational data to predict the energy output of pre-construction and operational wind farm projects across the globe for a variety of clients (developers, lenders, investors and other project stakeholders).

Key Responsibilities

  • Analysis and interpretation of measured wind data
  • Modelling of wind flow using linear and non-linear wind flow models (familiarity with WAsP, Meteodyn and Ansys Windmodeller software is considered an advantage)
  • Calculation of energy yield assessment and technical losses
  • Develop, maintain and create tools, primarily in Python language, to enable efficient delivery of commercial scopes of work
  • Interface with Wood's digital technology team to effectively deliver digital requirements in the Renewables business
  • Establish new systems and processes and look for opportunities to improve flow of data
  • Written and verbal communication of technical detail to a non-technical audience. Deliverables are primarily in the form of technical reporting
  • Management of projects and budgets
  • Client interfacing and relationship management
  • Due diligence of third party energy yield assessment reports
  • Preparation of technical/commercial tenders according to requests
  • Awareness of the market and on-going innovation in technology and research
  • Represent the company at external events and conferences
  • Mentoring of junior team members

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in a highly numerate discipline (e.g. Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Meteorology)
    • Post-graduate qualification in a highly numerate discipline (e.g. Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Meteorology) a strong asset
    • Minimum of 5 years experience of working in an engineering consultancy/developer environment
    • Three or more years' experience in wind data analysis (including wind analysis/energy yield assessment)
    • Qualification or demonstratable familiarity with programming languages such as, Python, R, C or Java and have strong database design and coding skills
    • Modelling of wind flow using linear and non-linear wind flow models
    • Conducting due diligence of third party energy yield assessments
    • Familiarity with SCADA data processing
    • Experience of authoring academic/technical papers or presenting on wind analysis/energy yield topics at industry events
    • Must be a US citizen, or authorized to work lawfully in the USA, without sponsorship from Wood

      Company Overview

      Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

      Diversity Statement

      We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Keywords: Wood, Austin , Senior Wind Analyst, Professions , Austin, Texas

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