What do Wind Energy Engineers do?

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

  • Create or maintain wind farm layouts, schematics, or other visual documentation for wind farms.
  • Recommend process or infrastructure changes to improve wind turbine performance, reduce operational costs, or comply with regulations.
  • Create models to optimize the layout of wind farm access roads, crane pads, crane paths, collection systems, substations, switchyards, or transmission lines.
  • Provide engineering technical support to designers of prototype wind turbines.
  • Investigate experimental wind turbines or wind turbine technologies for properties such as aerodynamics, production, noise, and load.
  • Develop active control algorithms, electronics, software, electromechanical, or electrohydraulic systems for wind turbines.
  • Develop specifications for wind technology components, such as gearboxes, blades, generators, frequency converters, and pad transformers.
  • Test wind turbine components, using mechanical or electronic testing equipment.
  • Oversee the work activities of wind farm consultants or subcontractors.
  • Test wind turbine equipment to determine effects of stress or fatigue.
  • 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.
  • Analyze operation of wind farms or wind farm components to determine reliability, performance, and compliance with specifications.
  • Perform root cause analysis on wind turbine tower component failures.
  • Design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems.
  • Write reports to document wind farm collector system test results.

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Necessary Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Listening