Renewable Energy Analyst (Cape Town)
Adogreen Recruitment
Cape Town , ZA
13d ago

Job Description

  • Required to produce internal wind and solar energy production estimates
  • Wind farm turbine layout design and solar farm design.
  • Designing optimal site-specific measurement campaigns for wind and solar sites, including cost / benefit assessments of different technologies.
  • Overseeing the installation, maintenance and decommissioning of temporary meteorological stations (including LiDAR units) as well as management of health and safety around these activities.
  • Analysis and reporting of site measurements including meteorological masts, SoDAR and LiDAR.
  • Overseeing the collection and quality control of meteorological data to ensure maximum data coverage.
  • Producing internal wind / solar resource and Energy Production Estimates with the highest possible accuracy and lowest possible uncertainty.
  • These are delivered in accordance with required project timelines.

  • Managing and reviewing third party energy production reports, ensuring optimal service from suppliers.
  • Liaising with turbine suppliers regarding turbine suitability and solar equipment suppliers regarding technology options.
  • Effectively communicating site-specific energy production and site condition risks to project teams.
  • Reviewing data, energy production reports and site conditions reports for potential acquisition sites.
  • Contributing to the Energy Analysis Group’s research and development, including development and continuous improvement of standards, tools and procedures in use in the EAG for conducting internal energy estimates.
  • Supporting maintenance and development of the EAG’s in-house data management and analysis system (using Python / Django / similar).
  • Minimum Requirements

  • Must have energy analysis experience of 4+ yrs around pre - construction
  • Wind analysis and project design experience essential; solar experience an advantage.
  • Experience in comparison of Pre Construction estimates to actual wind farm productions
  • Experience working for an Original Equipment Manufacturer, Energy Consultancy, developer, or operator of wind and / or solar projects.
  • Programming experience with Python
  • Experience in the use of WAsP, WindFarmer and AWS Openwind.
  • PVsyst or other related solar resource assessment software is an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel; sometimes internationally, and to sites which are in generally remote areas.
  • Required to utilise the ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical colleagues
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