March 28, 2019
Local Unit & Position Description
DNV GL – Energy’s Renewables group is seeking a Wind Technology Engineer to join our Wind Technology section. In our team we evaluate technical risks associated with wind farm technology for a variety of clients. This position is based out of our Montreal, Quebec office.
Tasks May Include
Participation in a broad range of technical projects within wind technology including but not limited to:
- Calculation of turbine loading. Example work would include:
- detailed evaluation of turbine loads to confirm site suitability using DNV GL-developed tools
- evaluating impacts of turbine modifications (hardware and software) on turbine loads
- assessing remaining useful life of aged turbines
- evaluations in context of performance upgrades, wind project repowering and/or life-extension
- Evaluate site suitability assessment prepared by OEMs.
- Investigate and opine on wind turbine structural issues
- Evaluation of wind project lightning-protection system (LPS) performance using DNV GL developed methods
- Support performance of root cause analysis investigations into turbine and component failures covering inspection, documentation of field conditions, causality mapping, and engineering calculations
- Analysis of wind turbine and meteorological data
- Perform field and factory inspections of wind turbines and components as part of operational assessments, manufacturing quality inspections, construction monitoring, and failure investigations
- Prepare high quality written documentation and reports conveying work performed, results, and implications
- Write proposals for and manage small to medium size projects including client interaction and budget and schedules of internal colleagues
- Prepare detailed reports, memos, technical notes, and email correspondence to communicate clearly and objectively to internal colleagues and clients with accuracy and technical rigor
- Complete company required documentation in a timely manner such as Job Safety Analysis, Risk Assessments, time sheets, expense reports, inspection check sheets, tracking reports and scheduling controls
- Business development activities including client visits, conference presentations, white papers, and proposal development
- Propose, participate in, and/or lead DNV GL internal research activity and/or joint industry projects
- Participation in wind industry standards committees
- Bachelor in relevant engineering or physics disciplines required. Masters in Wind Energy Engineering, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil/Structural Engineering preferred
- Minimum of 5 years or 3 years plus advanced degree in an engineering related role, involving design and analysis
- Minimum 3 years of experience with wind energy technology in a professional or academic role preferred. Consulting experience a plus
- Demonstrate experience with or ability to quickly obtain competency in most of the following technical areas:
- Experience in aeroelastic simulations of wind turbine systems (using FAST, BLADED, FLEX5, HAWC2, or similar)
- Understanding the basics of wind turbine aerodynamic and structural design
- Experience with or knowledgeable in wind turbine control systems
- Solid knowledge of wind turbine systems including gearboxes, blades, pitch and yaw systems, generators, turbine controllers, towers, and foundations, electrical cabling, and SCADA systems
- Strong computer programming background (MATLAB, Python or other transferable languages)
- Experience with or knowledge of uncertainty, probabilistic, and statistical methods
- Experience with or familiarity of different wind turbine platforms and manufacturers
- Familiarity with consulting engineering business needs and expectations and proficient in project management
- Proficient in MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and able to learn new software.
- Demonstrated strong written communication skills through report origination, draft/final revisions, ability to review and comment on work of peers, and complete high-quality report deliverables. (An original writing sample will be requested as part of the selection process).
- Ability to walk over rough or slippery terrain as experienced on heavy construction sites
- Ability to work in inclement weather conditions as experienced across North America and in locations where wind energy projects are typically located
- Ability to work at a desk and with a computer for extended periods as required for typical office work
- Ability to climb a wind turbine tower ladder typically up to 100-120 m heights and perform inspections and minor mechanical and electrical tasks
- Ability to enter confined or enclosed spaces
- Willingness and ability to travel, up to 20% of the time
- We conduct pre-employment background screening
**Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position**
Opportunities Beyond Business
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume and apply online.
Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.
DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.