Performance Engineer - Wind Turbines
E.ON Climate & Renewables - Austin, TX

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  • Act as main technical contact for WTGs within EC&R providing technical and operational support to EC&R sites & projects. Primary tasks for the role include:
  • Establish a detailed technical documentation library of the OEM´s turbine types
  • Define, evaluate, continuously improve and harmonize technical requirements/specifications in close collaboration with onshore regions / offshore
  • Support Technical Contracting and Procurement in technical negotiations and claim management, e.g. through defining the appropriate criteria and level for Performance guarantees and tender evaluation
  • Support Technical Contracting and Procurement in technical negotiations and claim management
  • Consolidate and assess operational/defect information received from operating sites
  • Establish & update a technical bulletin on the WTG´s fleet performance, technical details & defect history
  • Support operational sites through providing technical solutions on technical failures
  • Define measures to improve the turbine performance
  • Track the results of the improvement measures on the turbine fleet performance
  • Bundle & consolidate relevant information from Field Engineers
  • Occasionally inspect wind turbines, e.g. for takeover
  • Support field teams during commissioning with technical advice
  • Monitor and review wind turbine related risks
  • Support the Technical Fleet Manager in negotiations/ discussions with the Turbine-OEM with the target to improve performance of EC&R assets
  • Stay up to date with all technological developments of the supplier
  • Support the Technical Fleet Manager in providing a fleet wide technical / operational feedback to the WTG-OEM and demand relevant solutions/improvements

  • Qualifications
    • Engineering degree or equivalent education or experience. Several years of practical experience with turbines, preferred in the areas of operation and maintenance or research and development.
    • Additional experiences required for this role include:
      • Proven to establish, maintain and develop effective relationships
      • “Hands-On“-mentality
      • Mobile, resilient, team oriented, interdisciplinary interested
      • Proactive and reliable, structured and systematic way of working
      • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting, self confidence
      • Ability and medical assessments to work at height
    General conditions Availability: Open until filled
    Work schedule: Full-time