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Development Engineer (Wind)

CWP Renewables Pty Ltd

Closing date 31 August 2022

Apply via email

[email protected]

Employment Type

Full Time

Technology Type

Wind

Location
Brisbane or Melbourne
State
QLD

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 corporate offices in Sydney (Eora Nation), development activities coordinated from its NSW base in Newcastle (Awabakal Nation) and our Construction and Operations centre based in Canberra (Ngunnawal Nation). 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. CWP Renewables is proud of the recent completion of our Reflect Level RAP.

The Role

The Development Engineer is responsible for managing technical aspects of feasibility, design and planning stages of wind, solar and storage project development. Specifically, the Development Engineer will work closely within the Development Team as a subject matter expert providing analysis and inputs with respect to energy resource assessment, evaluate and compare opportunities, refining project design and support planning activities.

Key responsibilities

Provide technical support to the Development Team for various renewable energy sites including:

  • Preliminary wind energy analysis using WindPro, OpenWind, Meteodyn and WASP.
  • Preliminary noise and shadow flicker using WindPro.
  • Layout and energy resource optimisation.
  • Identification and technical resolution of EMR, TV, Communications, Aviation and high-level grid connection issues.
  • GIS Mapping to produce maps and presentations as required using Manifold.
  • Work with the Development Engineering Manager to manage wind and solar monitoring programs across the development portfolio and manage the monitoring datasets 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.

About you

You will have:

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience as an Engineer.
  • Engineering Degree (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental).
  • Experience in wind and solar farm layout design and optimisation (or other comparable infrastructure).
  • Fluency in renewable energy modelling software packages (e.g. WindPro, OpenWind, WindFarmer, Meteodyn, PVsyst).
  • Assessment of other technical aspects of project design including noise, shadow flicker, EMR etc.