Wind Energy Engineers

Design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems and prepare and develop site specifications.

Median Annual Wage: $94,240

Education: Bachelor's degree (70%); Master's degree (14%); Post-baccalaureate certificate (6%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Project Engineer; Senior Project Engineer; Senior Engineer/Practice Leader-Land Development and Engineering; Senior Wind Energy Consultant; Turbine Measurements Engineer; Utility Engineer; Wind Farm Siting and Development Consultant; Wind Science and Planning; Wind Turbine Design Engineer; Project Designer, Transmission and Distribution Engineering

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Wind Energy Engineers.

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  • 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.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Wind Energy Engineers.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • 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.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Wind Energy Engineers.

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