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Wind Project Engineer

Job title: Wind Project Engineer
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Malaysia
Function: Business Development
Industry: Renewable Energy
Start Date: 20/01/2020
Reference: 30384
Contact name: Dominic Tay
Contact email: dominic@formativesearch.com
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Formative Search has begun working closely with one of the world’s largest Oil and Gas companies, whom are spending billions to become a truly diversified energy giant, promoting the use of Renewable Energy.

In Asia, where the focus of this energy transition is taking place, they are looking for a Wind Project Engineer to support the fast growth and build up their renewables business from its Headquarters in the vibrant hub of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Key responsibilities and duties:

  • Manage detailed layout design for the company's development pipeline of wind energy projects.

  • Evaluate project siting constraints, wind turbine technology, BOP (balance of plant) considerations, and wind resource data to optimize layouts and maximize project value.

  • Utilize performance modeling software to prepare project energy yield assessments.

  • Design on-site meteorological data measurement campaigns, analyze available meteorological datasets, and utilize MCP (measure-correlate-predict) methodology to assess project resource characteristics.

  • Determine suitability of specific WTG models for commercial consideration

  • Conduct site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence efforts.

  • Participate in landowner meetings, community outreach events, and monthly construction meetings.

  • Interface with wind turbine OEMs to obtain technical information.

  • Collaborate with the business development team to support national, state, province and local permitting efforts.

  • Support the business development and origination teams with the preparation of investment proposals.

  • Work with the structured finance team to provide responses to lender and independent engineer due diligence questions throughout the project financing process.

  • Interface with the project management and operations teams leading up to and through project commercial operations. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required

  • At least 3 years in the wind power industry.

  • Experience in performing independent analysis and review of greenfield and operational generation facilities is preferred.

  • Strong understanding of wind turbine technology, tower design, and performance and siting considerations.

  • Knowledge of due diligence and risk assessment process.

  • Understanding of project contracts including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, supply contracts, balance of plant construction contracts, and operations and maintenance contracts.

  • Experience with wind power plant construction activities or experience in wind project operations or maintenance.

  • Familiarity or experience with economic modeling for renewable energy industry.

  • Experience in the statistical analysis of wind data, including raw time series data validation and instrument troubleshooting/diagnostics.

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