DNV GL Renewables Energy Assistant Analyst (Student Placement) in Bristol, United Kingdom

The primary focus of this role is to gain experience within the Renewable Energy Analytics Department of our world-leading renewable energy consultancy business. You will undertake wind resource assessments and site meteorological conditions work for both onshore and offshore wind farms at the pre-construction and post-construction stage. This will involve analysis of high resolution meteorological data, assessment of SCADA and other wind farm data and writing high quality reports for clients to enable them to understand the expected energy output of their projects and also optimise the performance of a wind farm. The role will be based in Bristol or Glasgow and primarily focused on the UK&I, Nordic&Baltic and Middle East and Africa markets.

Key tasks:

  • Undertake pre or post-construction energy production assessments which include the following:

  • wind data or turbine data processing and quality checking

  • correlation analysis

  • wind flow and wake modelling

  • review of energy losses

  • statistical analysis and produce a report

  • Undertake site conditions assessments which include elements of the above but also a review of:

  • extreme wind speed

  • ambient and wake induced turbulence intensity

  • wind shear

  • temperature range

  • Produce detailed reports which review the feasibility of sites for development which may include:

  • feasibility studies

  • site meteorological measurements

  • shadow flicker assessments

  • noise modelling

  • visual impact assessments

  • Monitoring the performance of operating wind farms for owners and lenders

  • Proposal writing.

  • Participate in R&D projects as and when required.

  • Any other duties as directed by line management

  • Studying for a degree in an mechanical engineering, meteorology, physics or mathematics field

  • Aptitude for statistical analysis of data.

  • An interest in and aptitude for programming and databases

  • Prediction of achieving a 2.1 degree classification or above

  • Good organisational skills and ability to work in a pressurised consultancy environment to deliver high quality work

  • The ability to write clear and accurate reports in English

  • Previous experience of analysing and interpreting large data sets, such as SCADA data

  • Knowledge of the wind energy industry and an interest in renewable energy

  • Previous work or other experience that demonstrates the required skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Willingness to develop and enjoy taking on challenges and responsibilities

  • A strong interest in gaining valuable experience within the renewable energy sector.

​Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

The Renewable Energy Analytics Department provides consultancy services for pre-construction and operational renewables assets. Services include pre-construction energy assessments, site meteorological conditions assessments, online meteorological data management, measurement campaign specifications, operational long-term energy production assessments, performance monitoring, reliability analysis, day ahead forecasting and turbine inspections. The multi-disciplined team comprises engineers and analysts; all have a renewables technical background. Our customers are developers, banks, investment firms, utilities, energy traders and independent owners and operators.

Requisition ID: 2018-10710

Position Type: Temporary employment

Posting Close Date (Displayed on Portal): 27/4/2018

External Company Name: DNV GL AS

External Company URL: http://www.dnvgl.com/

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