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Engineer / Senior Engineer, Resource Analysis

Company: TRANSALTA CORPORATION
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Date: Aug 13, 2020

Location: Boulder, CO, US

Company: TransAlta

Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Summary:

TransAlta is looking for an Engineer / Senior Engineer, Resource Analysis to join our growing US Renewables Development team to advance the development of TransAlta’s renewable portfolio in the United States.

The ideal candidate will foster a stakeholder driven growth program that ensures TransAlta and TransAlta Renewables are uniquely and competitively positioned to secure and deliver greenfield growth opportunities. This position is a key member of the Renewable Development team with three primary accountabilities: long-term wind energy assessment/optimization, wind farm design, and greenfield site identification to support TransAlta’s organic growth. It will also require knowledge of performance analysis/optimization of existing operational wind facilities.

As the Engineer / Senior Engineer, Resource Analysis, you require extensive knowledge of renewable energy resource evaluation best practices and leadership to develop/maintain and grow the expertise in house. In addition, the successful candidate will require researching and keeping current with technological, environmental and social changes that could impact or improve the economics and production of existing and future wind farms. The position will be based in TransAlta’s US Renewables office in Boulder, Colorado.

Accountabilities:

Accountable for refining and growing TransAlta’s in-house wind resource analysis capabilities to position TransAlta as a leader in the field.

Analyzing wind and other climatic data and operational wind facility production and performance data

Predicting wind facility energy production and identifying areas for production optimization

Conducting statistical uncertainty analyses

Collaborate with other departments within TransAlta to identify opportunities for production, operational and cost optimization on both development and operational assets

Strategically support the prospecting team to identify greenfield opportunities. (GIS, early energy evaluation etc.)

Manage third party consultants as required

Manage TransAlta’s wind measurement campaigns (met towers, LIDAR, SODAR).

Qualifications:

Degree and professional designation in engineering (P. Eng.) mechanical, or electrical

Knowledge of developing and maintaining technical program

Engineering and project management experience, specifically on renewable generation projects

Solid statistical background, fundamentals and understanding

Solid understanding of industry guidelines for resource, errors and trends in industry

Good understanding of third-party expertise and techniques for resource analysis

Understanding of renewable project economics and optimization would be a plus

Technical Skills:

Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team of high performing individual experts towards a common shared goal . Exceptional analytical skills using spreadsheets and plant performance evaluation software, processes and programs to manipulate large amounts of data and develop tools and procedures for data quality assurance

Expert in specialized software for wind flow modelling as well as skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word (OpenWind, WAsP, WindPRO etc)

Demonstrated knowledge of wind plant equipment and their performance,

The candidate will become knowledgeable in many technologies including solar plants and all types of renewables

Contract review and negotiation expertise

Ability to improvise and deliver innovative solutions in the face of conflicting project requirements

Basic understanding of power marketing and the impact of plant operations on marketing efforts

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board!

TransAlta is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran's status.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance. If these verifications are needed, they will be indicated on the job posting.

Nearest Major Market: Boulder

Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

Keywords: TRANSALTA CORPORATION, Boulder , Engineer / Senior Engineer, Resource Analysis, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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