Wind Analyst

21 Jan 2014
09 Feb 2014
Full Time
Contract Type

Wind Analyst


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 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 be providing analysis services to projects at all stages of their life-cycle and the tasks associated with this role will provide a varied and challenging workload ranging from: layout design; amenity assessments (noise and visual impact); anemometry campaign design and management; resource modelling; energy yield assessment; site classification and turbine selection; 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: resource modelling in thermal and cold climates; assessment of complex flows with CFD; and knowledge of remote sensing technologies.

The role demands that you have excellent IT skills, being competent with packages such as WAsP/MS Micro and WindFarmer/WindFarm 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. 

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

Salary offered will be dependent on your experience and fit for role.  Further to salary benefits include; generous holidays that increase with tenure, group personal pension scheme, childcare vouchers, subsidised gym membership, bike to work scheme, discounts on related companies, life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection as well as a weekly barbeque.  We offer a positive working environment; relaxed in terms of dress code and some of our approaches, yet highly professional with excellent support mechanisms in place to develop your knowledge and career. 

The position is based from our newest office in Stirling.  Recently refurbished to an excellent standard, the office is just off the A91 with easy access to M80 and M9 motorways (parking on site) or twenty minutes’ walk from Stirling train station.  For those more active, there is a bike shed, store room and showers available (why not take advantage of our bike to work scheme).  Further to this, we are situated 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).  We are in close proximity to shops, supermarkets and food outlets. 

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 9th February