Energy Resource Engineer I
Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. - Broomfield, CO

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Energy Resource Engineer I
Broomfield, CO
Technology Summary: Locates new wind farm sites and determines the energy output of wind farm projects.

Specific duties:
  • Sets up a project and produces a layout and energy yield.
  • Perform energy calculations using in-house wind flow modeling software to verify turbine suitability and energy yield.
  • Completes wind farm layout design using AutoCAD design.
  • Prospects new site using GIS. Prospect for sites using ArcGIS. Reviews wind maps and transmission lines to determine potential new sites utilizing the software.
  • Completes statistical analysis using MS Excel.
  • Tool creation using VBA macros and/or .NET programming language to automate tasks and programs.
  • Provides technical support to the Development and Construction groups to create maps and energy yields for development and modeling of turbine layouts for construction. Provide in-house subject matter expertise (SME) on in-house needs. I.e.translating and mapping coordinates, developing simple layouts.
  • Provide technical writing for internal and external clients including RFP's AWEA and grant submissions.
  • Travels to project sites under development to determine mast locations, reviews turbine locations (micro-sighting) for construction support confirming constructability.
  • Interacts with developers under some supervision.
  • Prepares reports for approval.
  • Creates and maintains SQL databases consisting of a variety of geospatial datasets.
  • Designs/develops new tools to increase efficiency that brings value to the Company.
  • Follows safety and security procedures and determines appropriate action. Reports potentially unsafe conditions and uses materials and equipment properly.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong Microsoft office skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong GIS experience
  • Basic AutoCAD experience
  • Strong Visual Basic, C++ or C# programming
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to learn independently
  • Ability to travel on short notice, to work alone in an outdoor environment in remote locations.
  • Ability to work professionally with clients, vendors, employees, managers and supervisors.
  • Fluent in Spanish and/or French strongly desired.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering discipline or eight years equivalent experience.
  • No prior work experience required.
Physical requirements and environment:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs primarily sedentary office duties with occasional travel to other Company offices or construction sites. Incumbent may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds and may be required to sit, stand, walk and use a computer.

Construction site environment includes early stage permitting, development and auditing through finished roads and features. Extensive travel with driving to remote sites along with office work in field conditions is also included.

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