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Wind Energy Engineer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Colorado - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 10/04/2015
Company Name NREL
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Wind Energy Engineer
Boulder, CO – National Wind Technology Center
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.
Engineering-analyst position, responsible for managing projects and for work delivery and technical leadership in the areas of field engineering, instrument deployment, data collection, wind project technical and economic viability, distributed wind, technical writing, and wind industry stakeholder engagement. This position requires travel and the ability to work with multiple federal and international clients.
Has responsibility for engineering-analysis activities with project lead responsibilities. 
Initiates innovative engineering-analysis and project assessment in areas supporting Department of Energy and others. 
Holds responsibility for technical work delivery and participates in: 
-Planning and performing required engineering-analysis with advanced problem solving skills. 
-Developing advanced models, programs, theories, and approaches to accelerating wind energy development projects. 
-Interpreting market opportunities for policy, economic and/or technology assessments. 
-Working in remote locations on distributed wind, isolated grid, and hybrid power systems. This includes domestic and international travel – sometimes to hard-to-reach destinations. 
-Providing input and tracking for project budgets. 
-Field engineering, deployment of instruments, measurement devices and data collection systems. 
-Maintains and further develops collaborations with other organizations, facilities, federal agencies, state, county, municipal, and tribal entities, as appropriate. 
-Participates in proposal reviews, and provides input for proposal preparation (works with management and senior staff to develop external funding). 
-Authors and publishes results in technical journals/ proceedings; presents work at conferences, symposia, and review meetings.
Relevant PhD or equivalent relevant education/experience. 

Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. 

Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Demonstrates broad understanding and wide application of engineering technical procedures, principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. 

Demonstrates leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project lead responsibilities. Demonstrated experience in management of projects. Very good writing, interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated experience in the areas of wind energy technology, resource assessment, wind energy project design, engineering, and development, and stakeholder engagement and education. General knowledge of water power, grid systems, isolated systems, and other related areas.
Working familiarity with other RE technologies (solar, biomass, geothermal, hydro, MHK) a plus. Excellent writing and communication skills. Experience with business development/strategic planning helpful. Demonstrated field engineering experience in less-developed areas.
NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans. 

NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please seewww.nrel.gov/careers/employment-policies.html.
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