Wind Energy Engineers

Also called: Project Designer, Transmission and Distribution Engineering, Project Engineer, Senior Engineer/Practice Leader-Land Development and Engineering, Senior Wind Energy Consultant,



What they do:
Design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems and prepare and develop site specifications.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • ANSYS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Development environment software
  • Apache Ant
  • Microsoft .NET Framework

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • master's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$99,040
$53,730
$158,830

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What they do:
Design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems and prepare and develop site specifications.

On the job, you would:
  • 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.

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Integrity

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • ANSYS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Development environment software
  • Apache Ant
  • Microsoft .NET Framework

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • master's degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$99,040
$53,730
$158,830

EXPLORE MORE