Wind Engineering Manager

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Location: Sydney


About Lightsource bp

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.


With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.


We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.


What You’ll do (the role)

Summary

Lightsource bp’s Commercial Engineering Team provides technical support across all areas of the global organisation and for projects being developed across the globe.

Contributing to and supporting all areas of Lightsource bp’s Commercial Engineering Team, focusing on Wind and being accountable for assigned projects’ technical aspects across phases: early development, pre-construction, and projects in construction.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Focusing on Wind projects in Australia and New Zealand (primarily, but also internationally), support the Project Development process (including Acquisitions), across all technical aspects.
  • Lead the Technical Due Diligence (Acquisition and/or Financing) and manage internal and external service providers.
  • Undertake Energy Yield Assessments (EYA).
  • Undertake optioneering analysis and detailed LCOE optimisation for new projects.
  • Support the site-specific WTG selection exercise and negotiations with OEMs, following optioneering and analysis.
  • Support the assessment of new Wind technologies.
  • Lead the development of Basic Design, including instructing layouts, micro-siting, SLDs, civils & structures, and BOP equipment and systems.
  • Lead the development of TSA, BoP and/or EPC Contract Technical Appendices.
  • Support Project Managers as needed across all technical aspects during construction period, Works Completion, Commissioning and COD.
  • Coordinate and manage Technical Advisors (OE, LTA, etc) locally and internationally.
  • Review TSA and BoP and/or EPC bids, reports, orders, etc for compliance with Owner’s Requirements.
  • Lead the technical negotiations with OEMs and BoP, EPC, O&M Contractors.
  • Undertake site visits to both greenfield sites and sites under construction.
  • Support on engineering analysis of curtailment, performance evaluation of new technologies, etc.

Who we’re looking for

Knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) technologies and constituent components (blades, tower, hub, tower, nacelle, gearbox, foundations, etc).
  • Strong knowledge of TSA, BoP, EPC, O&M contracts, including Technical Appendices.
  • Good understanding of PPAs, Grid Connection Agreements and technical inputs to Financial Models.
  • Good experience in undertaking Energy Yield Assessment (EYA) and detailed knowledge of pertinent factors affecting Windfarm performance.
  • Good knowledge of Wind resource assessment methodologies and of simulation software including WAsP, WindPRO or similar (AutoCAD, ArcGIS or other Wind or Battery (BESS) modelling software is a plus).
  • Good knowledge of the main players in the industry (OEMs, Technical Advisors, investors, EPCs, TSO/DNOs, etc).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Masters in Renewable Energy or related field.

Experience

  • 10+ years of experience in the Wind Energy sector, working on large-scale windfarms, either on the OEM, Developer, EPC/BoP Contractor or Technical Advisor side.
  • Experience in BESS and Solar PV technologies, including hybrid projects, is a plus.

Why you’ll make a great member of the team

Personal qualities

  • Fluent English spoken and written. Fluency in a second European language is a plus.
  • Full Driving licence.
  • Proactive, autonomous, flexible, and driven.
  • Forward thinking, a problem solver and solution provider.
  • Proactive and being able to prioritise workload.
  • Able to promote a positive working culture within the team.
  • Strong organisational and strong communication skills both verbal and written.

Why you’ll want to work for us

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.


Be you

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.


Be responsible

Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.


Be recognized

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.


Be inspired

Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.


Our Core Values

Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible, and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.

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