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Job ID 8296
Offshore Wind

Our Client, a major Offshore Wind Farm Developer, is recruiting a Yield Engineer / Technical Analyst to work in their offices in London and the Netherlands.


  • Management, processing and provision of wind data (via data and acquisition management).
  • Mathematical, statistical analysis and modelling long-term wind climate, wind energy potential analysis, wind energy forecasting
  • Development and optimisation of wind farm layout designs with focus on LCOE and maximisation of yield
  • Help to develop a database of meteorological towers, tracking data and tower status
  • Further development and implementation of methods, models, processes and software solutions
  • Evaluation of design concepts, technical solutions, inherent risks (in terms of wind yield, energy yield, modelling, uncertainty analysis) and review of third-party energy yield assessment reports
  • Execution of technical due diligence (wind, statistics, layout, yield, technical losses) in the acquisition and evaluation of wind projects
  • Advise Business Opportunity Managers regarding potential project bids
  • Maintain productive relationships and work with internal and external stakeholders in various areas of wind resource assessment as needed
  • Coordinating specific tasks from scoping to presenting the results, clearly understanding the intent of the work and helping to shape the task itself
  • Continually enhance personal skill set in the field of wind resource assessment
  • Develop technical skills in appropriate areas, for example: wind analysis; use of GIS for site design; data acquisition via SCADA
  • Develop communication and networking skills needed for business development in the global wind industry
  • Manage work priorities to deliver timely results to stakeholders
  • Review, application and further development of relevant regulations, standards and best practice, considering lessons learned and insights from Projects and Shell's R&D department


  • Bachelor's in Science, Engineering, Meteorology, Physics, Mathematics, Aerodynamics, Aerospace engineering or another quantitative field. Master's degree preferred
  • Relevant work experience and good expertise in offshore wind statistics, wind modelling, energy yield calculation, layout optimisation and wind turbine technology
  • Experience in numerical modelling
  • A solid background in quantitative evaluation and experience handling large data sets for analysis
  • Experience using wake modelling software solutions (like Windographer, Windpro, Open Wind, or any other standard wind industry tool/software).
  • Excellent in communication, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work on detailed problems and address high-level question
  • An ability to link business drivers to deep technical understanding and vice versa.
  • A proven strong team player, able to work with virtual team, whilst also able to act autonomously
  • Basic knowledge in relevant aspects of offshore wind farm development, engineering, construction and operation of wind farm projects

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