Solar-Wind Asset Performance Engineer 5 views


The Asset Performance Engineer is responsible for improving the availability, efficiency, and reliability of the EDPR wind and solar fleet. You will provide broad technical support across the organization to promote best practices and achieve operational excellence. This position will be based in Houston, TX but will start out in Abilene, TX for the first 6 months.

Main accountabilities:

Improve wind turbine and solar site performance by providing recommendations regarding availability, production, and reliability issues/initiatives to senior-level EDPR personnel
Lead the standardization of operations, maintenance, and engineering processes
Manage cross-platform initiatives between European and North American fleets
Work with various internal and external groups including the engineering and technical support personnel, EDPR’s corporate and regional reliability engineers, site operating personnel, and the Global Performance Analysis team amongst other teams in the Asset Operations group
Conduct root cause analysis (RCA) of turbine, inverter and panel faults and failures, in conjunction with the Reliability team
Manage wind turbine and solar supplier technical resources to ensure focus on priorities and achieve performance improvement targets by being the EDPR technical point of contact
Review and coordinate all technical aspects of wind and solar supplier major retrofits and upgrades to achieve high reliability and avoid reduced service life and failures
Support operability reviews, wind and solar site commissioning, end-of-warranty inspections, and procurement to ensure proper equipment operation
Additional duties as required

Direct reports: None
Travel: 20 – 30%
Position Requirements

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field, Master’s degree is desirable
3-5 years of experience in a related field or 1-2 years of applicable experience with a Master’s degree
Experience working with wind turbine systems and/or solar operations preferred but not required; Industrial controls and hydraulics experience and/or familiarity with heavy machinery, generators, solar PV and power generation equipment will also be considered
Thorough practical and technical knowledge of industrial equipment and functionality; Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software

Behavioral requirements:

Must have strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
Ability to learn wind turbine mechanical functionality and advanced Lean Six Sigma techniques
Ability to read and understand plans, specifications, drawings, and documents relating to engineering and construction
Strong analytical skills
Ability to be self-motivated
Strong time-management skills and demonstrated efficiency in providing technical support on multiple concurrent activities
Strong planning and organizational skills for developing and implementing complex and multifaceted action plans
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to operate a motor vehicle, including possession of a valid driver’s license
Physical capability to climb in order to access wind turbine towers and equipment for inspections and data collection


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