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Wind Energy Engineer

Overview and Key Facts

Engineer infront of windmill
Bachelor's degree
Median Pay
Median Pay
Job Growth
Job Growth
(Below US Average)
Jobs in 2031
Jobs in 2031

What Do They Do?

A wind energy engineer could...

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Every day the Earth provides us with many sources of renewable energy to power our lifestyles. Wind energy is an example of a renewable energy because wind is a naturally replenished source. But how can energy be extracted efficiently from the wind? Sounds like a job for a wind energy engineer! The wind energy engineer works on modeling, designing, and building wind turbines and wind farms. These engineers are passionate about wind, renewable energy, and the environment, and they enjoy applying their math and science skills.
Watch this video of Auburn Cooperman, an aeronautical researcher who works on designing wind turbine blades. She gets to test her models out in a wind tunnel!

Do You Have the Skills and Characteristics of a Wind Energy Engineer?

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Core Tasks

Think about if you'd like the typical tasks a Wind Energy Engineer might do:
  • Create or maintain wind farm layouts, schematics, or other visual documentation for wind farms.
  • Recommend process or infrastructure changes to improve wind turbine performance, reduce operational costs, or comply with regulations.
  • Create models to optimize the layout of wind farm access roads, crane pads, crane paths, collection systems, substations, switchyards, or transmission lines.

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