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Development Engineer (Wind)

CWP Renewables

Closing date 23 July 2021

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Employment Type

Full Time

Sydney, Canberra or Newcastle
  • About us:
    CWP Renewables is the leading renewable energy developer, owner and asset manager. The company has over two decades of renewable energy experience, with development activities coordinated from its NSW base in Newcastle and our Construction and Operations centre based in Canberra.

    CWP Renewables' philosophy is to manage each project from inception through to full operation which is key to its success and involves genuine engagement with all stakeholders, at every stage of each project.

    This is an opportunity to join the growing CWP Renewables team in Newcastle or Canberra. Broadly, we are looking to recruit a new team of development professionals with a wide range of experience and skills. Specifically this includes project personnel (managers, developers and officers), technical services support (energy resource and grid connection fields) and legal counsel (to support a range of land and property based interactions).

    The role:

    Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Development Engineer is responsible for managing technical aspects of feasibility, design and planning stages of wind, solar and storage project development.

    Key responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support to the Development Team for various renewable energy sites including:o Preliminary wind energy analysis using WindPro, OpenWind, Meteodyn and WASPo Preliminary noise and shadow flicker assessment using WindProo Identification and technical resolution of EMR, TV, Communications, Aviation and high-level grid connection issueso GIS Mapping to produce maps and presentations as required using Manifold.
  • Work with the Head of Technical Services to establish and manage wind and solar monitoring programs across the development portfolio and manage the monitoring dataset across all projects in accordance with CWP Renewables procedures.
  • Facilitate the installation of monitoring equipment to a high standard including procurement of services/equipment, managing contractors and overseeing or performing installations in remote site areas.
  • Undertake site visits to review sites, collect onsite data and identify constraints using photos, GPS measurement and any other tools applicable.
  • Support Business Development activities including preparation of tenders, provide input to financial models and travel within NSW and inter-state to attend meetings and conferences as required.
  • Provision of written material and presentations regarding technical issues for inclusion in board papers, workshops, investment memorandums and permitting documents as required.
  • Continually learn new technical skills and keep up to date with market and industry technology, to deliver the responsibilities of the role.

About you:
You will have

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience as an Engineer• Experience in wind and solar farm layout design and optimisation (or other comparable infrastructure).
  • Experience with renewable energy modelling software packages (e.g. WindPro, OpenWind, WindFarmer, Meteodyn, PVsyst).
  • Experience assessing technical aspects of renewable project design including noise, shadow flicker, EMR etc.
  • Solid understanding of GIS and database software.
  • High-level organisation skills including well-developed priority-setting skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Engineering Degree (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental).
  • A current Australian driver’s licence.

What’s on offer:
In addition to a competitive remuneration package combined with attractive benefits, employees have the opportunity to access training and career development, and workplace flexibility.

CWP Renewables also recognises the importance of diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. Visit our website to learn more about us.

How to apply:

Please click on the "Apply" button above. Applications close on Friday 23 July 2021. Submit your updated resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to be considered for the role. Please monitor your email regarding communication on progress of your application.

Employer questions:

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What is your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?