Wind Energy Engineers

What they do:

Design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems and prepare and develop site specifications.

On the job, you would:

  • Write reports to document wind farm collector system test results.
  • Oversee the work activities of wind farm consultants or subcontractors.
  • Recommend process or infrastructure changes to improve wind turbine performance, reduce operational costs, or comply with regulations.
  • Investigate experimental wind turbines or wind turbine technologies for properties such as aerodynamics, production, noise, and load.
  • Test wind turbine equipment to determine effects of stress or fatigue.
  • Test wind turbine components, using mechanical or electronic testing equipment.
  • Provide engineering technical support to designers of prototype wind turbines.
  • Perform root cause analysis on wind turbine tower component failures.
  • Monitor wind farm construction to ensure compliance with regulatory standards or environmental requirements.
  • Direct balance of plant (BOP) construction, generator installation, testing, commissioning, or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) to ensure compliance with specifications.




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