Wind Energy Engineer
Overview and Key Facts
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Jobs in 2029
What Do They Do?A wind energy engineer could...
Be part of a team that installs a wind energy farm in the ocean.
Analyze annual wind speed and direction data to determine the best location for a wind farm.
Test a new wind-turbine blade design in an air tunnel.
Work with vendors to design and fabricate custom electrical components.
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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.
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Do You Have the Skills and Characteristics of a Wind Energy Engineer?
- Critical Thinking: ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Reading Comprehension: ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Judgment and Decision Making: ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Mathematics: ? Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Writing: ? Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Systems Analysis: ? Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
- Active Listening: ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Complex Problem Solving: ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Speaking: ? Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Operations Analysis: ? Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Core TasksThink 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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