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Wind Energy Engineer

Job Description

We have a current opportunity for a Wind Energy Engineer on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Cape Town. For further information about this position please apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical evaluation of private off-taker or government RFP documents and PPAs
  • The compilation of concept / FEED level wind farm designs (layouts, WTG configurations, etc.) at Development and Transaction phases of projects for the purposes of achieving favourable levelized cost of energy.
  • Forecast Energy Sales Reports (FESR) for wind projects and the management of external wind energy yield consultants
  • The compilation of CAPEX and OPEX cost estimates for financial model purposes
  • Producing bid deliverables relating to Wind Projects
  • Managing of the engineering activities of the engineering department in relation to wind projects, aligned with the Head of Engineering and Commissioning
  • Management of any external engineering consultants
  • Management of Wind Turbine Control & Instrumentation and SCADA Engineering in alignment with the lead electrical engineer
  • Technical evaluation and negotiations with TSA Contractors, EPC Contractors and/or O&M Contractors
  • Technical support to Project Managers, Construction Managers, Site Supervisors and Commissioning Managers for site activities during execution phase of projects
  • Management of WTG Grid Code Compliance Requirements

Minimum Educational Qualifications:

  • BSc Mechanical, Electrical or Electromechanical Engineering or
  • National Diploma (NDip) Mechanical /Electrical Engineering
  • Pr Eng or Pr Tech engineer qualification

Minimum Previous Experience:

  • 10 years experience in wind farm projects
  • 5 years wind farm design experience
  • 5 years forecast energy production modelling experience
  • 3 years wind farm Construction, Project Management or Owner's Engineer experience

Essential skills:

  • Windpro and any other relevant production modelling software
  • WTG specialist

Skills:

  • Knowledge and skill in solar technologies and engineering highly advantages
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction contracts
  • Project Management
  • H&S experience and training including GWO certified WTG working at height training
  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office literate
  • Understanding of electrical distribution and transmission engineering
  • Understanding of civil engineering
  • Understanding of battery technology
  • DigSilent