Principal Wind Analyst

Principal Wind Analyst

Wood Group

Hamburg, Germany

The Role

As a Principal Wind Analyst, you will be responsible undertaking analysis of wind data and operational data to predict the energy output of pre-construction and operational wind farm projects across the globe for a variety of clients (developers, lenders, investors and other project stakeholders).

A particular focus of this role will be ensuring the technical quality of projects and associated deliverables. Essentially, it must be ensured that projects are being delivered safely, on time, to budget and to the required standard. You will conduct technical analyses, as required, particularly with respect to complex assignments where a high level of expertise and experience is necessary.

You will also assist in the Analysis Team’s business development activities, as well as the development of project controls and project delivery methodology.

As a Principal a key part of your role will be to mentor and assist in the development of the Analysis Team personnel.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in wind data and operational analysis in a client facing role.


  • Analysis and interpretation of measured wind data;
  • Modelling of wind flow using linear and non-linear wind flow models (familiarity with WAsP, Meteodyn and Ansys Windmodeller software is considered an advantage);
  • Calculation of energy yield assessment and technical losses;
  • Quality assurance of analysis work conducted by others within the team;
  • Mentor and support junior personnel within the team;
  • Technical due diligence of third-party wind analysis and energy yield assessment reporting;
  • Written and verbal communication of technical detail to a non-technical audience. Deliverables are primarily in the form of technical reporting;
  • Management of projects and budgets;
  • Client interfacing and relationship management;
  • Preparation of technical/commercial tenders according to requests;
  • Awareness of the market and on-going innovation in technology and research.



  • Degree in a highly numerate discipline (e.g. engineering, physics, mathematics, meteorology);
  • Significant previous experience of working in an engineering consultancy/developer environment;
  • Significant previous experience in analysis/energy yield assessment focused role;
  • Previous experience of developing renewable energy systems technology projects;
  • Significant project management and controls experience;
  • Significant experience working in a client facing role and managing stakeholders at all levels of the business internally and externally;
  • Previous contract management;
  • Ability to prepare and write high quality concise documents to convey project progress, status and financial information to internal and external project stakeholders;
  • Ability to collate, analyse and act upon complex and diverse information from a variety of sources and produce good quality management data for director level decision making;
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills to allow delivery of tasks in a logical and methodical manner;
  • Ability to operate at all levels of a business and convey detailed project information in a concise manner.


  • Post-graduate qualification in a highly numerate discipline (e.g. renewable energy, sustainability, meteorology);
  • Modelling of wind flow using linear and non-linear wind flow models;
  • Familiarity with SCADA data processing;
  • Programming capability, particularly in Python language;
  • Experience in delivering multiple multi-disciplinary projects simultaneously;

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