Wind Asset Analyst

Scotland / Stirling
Dependent on experience
23 Jul 2014
10 Aug 2014
Wind Energy

Natural Power is a leading independent renewable energy consultancy and products provider offering consultancy, management and due diligence services across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal and biomass sectors.  We have built a successful ethos for delivering environmentally rewarding projects that allow Clients to reach their economic objectives.

Due to the ongoing growth of the Technical Department, we are looking to recruit a Wind Asset Analyst into our existing team of Analysts and Engineers in Stirling.  We work on a diverse range of interesting and challenging projects using state-of-the-art tools and methodologies that are recognised at Credit Committee levels by Banks and Financial Institutions in Europe and the USA.

The Opportunity

We are offering the exciting opportunity to be part of our industry leading international technical team.  Working as part of the UK analysis team, you will be responsible for the project management and delivery of a wide range of technical services predominantly in the wind sector.  You will provide analysis services primarily on post construction wind farms

The tasks associated with this role will provide a varied and challenging workload ranging from: reporting services for operational sites; post-construction energy yield assessment; investigations aimed at improving the performance efficiency of operating wind assets; reliability analysis to asses turbine health and technical due diligence

Our multi-disciplinary approach to wind farm development provides a unique opportunity to interact with other functions within Natural Power and learn from experienced resource across all departments.  We are currently involved in projects across Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and have technical staff in Scotland, France, Sweden and the USA. 

We invest heavily in new product and service development and in your role you will be involved in the continued development of our tools and methods.  As part of this you will have the opportunity to work closely with analysts and colleagues across our international offices.

Qualifications and Experience

You will be degree qualified in an engineering or scientific discipline with a particular focus on fluid dynamics and mathematics.  Further to academic qualifications, it is essential that you have a proven track record of providing wind analysis services, working for a similar Consultancy or a Developer. Experience in the following areas would be a distinct advantage: experience with a range of SCADA systems and turbine types; working knowledge of turbine sub-systems; fault diagnosis and root cause analysis for operational wind farms; knowledge of remote sensing technologies and experience in the analysis of CMS data.

The role demands that you have excellent IT skills, and in addition to this, you will be capable of learning new bespoke packages and technology at short notice.  Matlab, SQL, Python or other programming skills would be highly advantageous as would competency with packages such as WAsP/WindFarmer/WindFarm 

You will have excellent communication skills, being able to convey clear and concise information in both written and verbal format.  In addition to this, you will have first-rate interpersonal skills being capable of building relationships with clients, staff and third parties alike.  You will be highly motivated and committed with excellent time management skills, being capable of managing and prioritising your own challenging and often conflicting workload.  You will be analytical and meticulous by nature, with an ability to solve problems in an innovative manner. 

Due to the nature of the role, a driver’s license is essential.

Further Details

Package offered will be dependent on your experience and fit for the role.  Further to salary, other benefits include; generous holidays that increase with tenure, group personal pension scheme, childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme, discounts at related companies, corporate gym rates, life assurance, critical illness cover, income protection as well as a weekly BBQ.  We offer a positive working environment, with a relaxed internal culture yet highly professional external reputation with excellent support mechanisms in place to develop your knowledge and career. 

The position is based from Ochil House in Stirling.  Recently refurbished to an excellent standard, the office is just off the A91 with easy access to M80 and M9 motorways.  For those taking public transport the office is twenty minutes’ walk from Stirling train station and for those more active, there is a bike shed, store room and showers available on site (why not take advantage of our bike to work scheme).  Further to this, we are next to The Peak sports complex offering; gym, pool, various courts/pitches, climbing wall amongst other things (why not take advantage of our corporate membership rates). 

Full details are available on our website.  Please apply online by uploading your CV and cover letter; this should clearly set out why you are suitable for the role.  Our software uses CV parsing technology, so please ensure that information extracted is correct before submitting your application.

Closing date:  Sunday 10th August