Wind Energy Engineers
On the Job
Wind Energy Engineers design wind farms, which use energy from the wind to create electricity. These engineers decide how wind turbines should be arranged on a field, recommend ways to improve turbine performance, and provide engineering support to wind turbine designers.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Research design or application of green technologies.
- Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data.
- Document design or operational test results.
- Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
- Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
- Create graphical representations of energy production systems.
- Design energy production or management equipment or systems.
- Determine design criteria or specifications.
- Direct energy production or management activities.
- Test green technologies or processes.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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