Wind Energy Engineers


Design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems and prepare and develop site specifications.
Also called: Project Designer, Transmission and Distribution Engineering; Project Engineer; Senior Engineer/Practice Leader-Land Development and Engineering; Senior Wind Energy Consultant

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • management

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • WindSim
    Development environment software
  • Apache Ant
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Python

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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