The Senior Renewable Energy Analyst leads wind resource, energy and optimization evaluations for wind farms, contributes to process development and executes digital wind strategy for world class wind turbine design and siting. Completes and optimizes wind farm design for sales technical support on Wind Turbine proposals and digital wind farm development. • Experience in wind resource assessment, site screening and feasibility or micrositing issues in the wind energy development process.
As an integral part of GE’s Digital Wind Farm engineering team, this critical role in the front end of the business helps us understand the operating environment for our turbines, assessing their production capability, and working closely with customers and engineering team to find additional customer value. In this role, you will:
Support new units and services proposals by performing Wind Resource, Annual Energy Production, Turbine Layout Optimization and noise propagation assessments. Translate measured wind conditions to wind resource characterizations and generate input conditions to Mechanical Loads Assessments. Develop solutions to increase customer value and enable digital wind farm optimization.
Enhance GE’s digital wind strategy for speed, productivity and accuracy. Explore methods that utilize mesoscale models to enable improved assessments of past and future site production and extended turbine life.
Lead engineering programs to develop and evaluate methods to improve siting and optimization tools and processes. Support multi-layer data structuring and software development.
Track industry trends and R&D initiatives. Engage with internal and external parties. Proactively implement trends and new ideas into our internal processes in collaboration with the global WRA team
Lead Process changes allowing the team to achieve “Fulfillment Excellence” thru on-time delivery with first time quality for all proposals. Mentor team members regarding WRA process and technology improvements.
Provide support to customers for wind resource assessment technical inquiries and communications, as well as review of customer specifications and site data. This includes interface with product teams to facilitate implementation of new WTG offerings & features
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science (Mechanical, Electrical, Physics, Atmospheric Science, or related) from an accredited college or university
Minimum of 5 years of related or similar professional work experience in Wind Resource Assessment
Experience in wind resource assessment, site screening and feasibility or micrositing issues in the wind energy development process
Experience with layout design and optimization for wind farms
Experience with WAsP, WAsP Engineering, OpenWind (or equivalent wind flow modeling), mesoscale wind methods, GIS tools, Wind Turbine micro-siting, and wind farm design
Software development and automation / digitalization experience
Experience designing and implementing digitization solutions to improve internal fulfillment processes and workflows
Experience providing technical support to sales, commercial and marketing functions. Customer negotiations for technical and commercial topics
Strong written, oral and presentation skills
Ability and willingness to accept challenges outside of technical expertise / comfort zone and to solve complex problems by “thinking outside the box”
Self-motivated with desire to both learn and mentor
Team player, with demonstrated creativity and fulfillment
Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree from an accredited college or university
Strong proficiency in English, with fluency in other languages than English
- Term Entry
- Company GE Renewables