The Wind Turbine Engineer is responsible for the agreement of the technical content of the Turbine Supply Agreement (TSA). During contract execution, the Wind Turbine Engineer provides technical advice to the procurement and construction teams.
Contribute to the procurement strategy for the project in relation to the turbine selection, commercial evaluation, and technical risks/opportunities, with direct responsibility for the technical aspects.
Consult development, construction, and procurement teams in relation to turbine parameters (dimensions and power rating for layout design, permits, land options, interconnection applications, etc.), construction schedule, project design, work plans, and troubleshooting.
Assess the suitability of proposed turbines from the standardized tools for the project site conditions and assist in maximizing project value and the likelihood of realization by identifying potential engineering risks.
Work with the wider Engineering teams to ensure engineering requirements in the TSA are understood and incorporated into all design activities
Lead technical interface with equipment suppliers and communicates project requirements through standardized request forms.
Prepare and negotiate all of the technical content of the turbine supply and service contacts in accordance with the technical standard documents agreed upon with panel suppliers.
Identify and implement cost-saving ideas relating to the wind turbine works and interfaces that add value to the project through engagement with the Turbine Supplier.
Participate in template and procedure development.
Manage continuous improvement with supplier and construction team to ensure all value is captured and applied to the next projects.
Liaise with Wind Turbine Engineers in other regions to share and gain knowledge, information, and ideas that will deliver increased value to projects.
Adopt and develop lean processes that deliver project objectives and reduce waste within the project delivery teams and wider organization, feeding back to Strategic Procurement and global technical teams as appropriate to standardize any proposed change.
Site visits and assessment of Wind Turbine supply/function
Lead meetings to present design details through presentations, and design documentation.
Perform accurate and rigorous engineering evaluation and calculation to support projects.
Climbs towers to facilitate construction support and troubleshooting
6+ years of relevant experience in large-scale wind generation projects
Wind turbine technology and associated SCADA systems
Experience with utility-scale power/energy systems
Knowledge of processes to manage the safety and quality of works during wind turbine manufacture, delivery, installation, energization, commissioning, testing, and operation
Ability to work independently and maintain a schedule for key deliverables
Negotiation skills and ability to influence decisions in order to deliver agreement on technical documentation.
Commercial awareness and ability to identify the commercial impact of technical issues.
Ability to gain the qualification to work at a height