Acoustics and Wind Analyst
Job no: 524953
Work type: Permanent - Working Differently Available
Base Location: Glasgow (City Centre)
Salary: £32,700 to £49,100 depending on skills and experience + benefits + annual bonus
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible working patterns available
About the Department
SSE Renewables (SSER) is the UK and Ireland's leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future, we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.
Our Capital Projects teams are responsible for developing and building our Renewables Assets, both onshore and offshore with a focus on maximising the value of our current pipelines, whilst pursuing new markets.
What is the Role?
Within the Technical Analysis Team in Capital Projects, your role will be to provide noise analysis support for SSER's pipeline of onshore and offshore wind farm projects and substations in their development, delivery and operational phases.
You'll perform noise analysis and modelling in line with internal analysis and reporting procedures, identifying risks and ensuring any financial impacts arising from mitigation measures are understood. You'll also commission, manage and review noise assessments from independent consultants when required. The role will involve developing the team's capabilities through improving internal processes and mentoring other team members. You'll also be managing risks, producing accurate reports and making recommendations to guide project development activity, to maximise the value of SSER's assets.
On occasion, you may need to travel for survey activities and to build relations with operational staff and planning authorities or other stakeholders.
In addition, you may be required to support the team through analysis of measured wind data (from meteorological masts or remote sensing devices), producing wind farm layout designs, conducting wind flow and energy modelling, performing turbine suitability assessments, reviewing turbine tender returns and performing in-house R&D as necessary.
What do I need?
To be successful in your application you should be educated to degree level in a technical discipline, and have experience working as a wind farm acoustician, or in a similar role for another generation technology or in energy networks.
You will have a high degree of numerical and computer literacy and will be comfortable with data processing and analysis techniques. You should be an experienced user of Excel and have coding ability in Matlab or similar. Knowledge of CadnaA, Windographer, Windfarmer or Windmodeller (CFD software) would be beneficial.
Due to the nature of the role, we are looking for you to have knowledge of UK and Irish planning guidance and policy documents including ETSU-R-97, the IOA Good Practice Guide, Wind Energy Development Guidelines, BS5228 and BS4142.
You should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, allowing you to liaise with a variety of stakeholders and interact with multi-disciplined project teams. You'll also be proactive, self-motivated, and have the ability to problem solve and deal with competing demands. Furthermore, you'll be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail and strong report writing skills.
You'll occasionally visit the sites you support, so it is desirable that you can travel and have, or are willing to obtain, a full driving licence.
If you successfully secure a role with us, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.
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