Designs underground or overhead wind farm collector systems and prepares and develops site specifications.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Engineering and Technology pathway.
A person in this career:
- Creates or maintains wind farm layouts, schematics, or other visual documentation for wind farms.
- Recommends process or infrastructure changes to improve wind turbine performance, reduce operational costs, or comply with regulations.
- Creates models to optimize the layout of wind farm access roads, crane pads, crane paths, collection systems, substations, switchyards, or transmission lines.
- Provides engineering technical support to designers of prototype wind turbines.
- Investigates experimental wind turbines or wind turbine technologies for properties such as aerodynamics, production, noise, and load.
- Develops active control algorithms, electronics, software, electromechanical, or electrohydraulic systems for wind turbines.
- Develops specifications for wind technology components, such as gearboxes, blades, generators, frequency converters, and pad transformers.
- Tests wind turbine components, using mechanical or electronic testing equipment.
- Oversees the work activities of wind farm consultants or subcontractors.
- Tests wind turbine equipment to determine effects of stress or fatigue.