Noise and Wind Analyst
Job Title: Noise and Wind Analyst
Salary: £31,500 - £47,900 depending on skills and experience + benefits + annual bonus
Permanent Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available
The main purpose of the role is to work as part of the Technical Analysis (TA) team providing noise support for a variety of Generation Development projects in the feasibility, development and delivery stages, as well as providing support to the wider Wholesale Group on operational assets.
You'll carry out noise analysis and modelling in line with internal analysis and reporting procedures, ensuring any loss of generation for noise mitigation is included in energy and financial modelling. You'll also commission and manage noise work from independent consultants when required. The role will involve developing processes, software and systems to predict noise emissions, analyse and interpret data, producing accurate reports and make recommendations that add value to decision making processes and guide project development activity.
In addition, you may be required 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 tender returns and performing in-house R&D as necessary.
Your Skills & Experience
To be successful in your application you should be educated to degree level in a physical science or engineering degree and have experience working as a noise analyst or in a similar type role. You will have a high degree of numerical and computer literacy and will be comfortable with data processing and analysis.
Due to the nature of the role, we are looking for you to have the following;
- Knowledge of planning guidance and policy documents ETSU-R-97, IOA good practice guidance for wind farm noise assessment, BS5228 and BS4142
-Knowledge of Windographer, Windfarmer and Windmodeller (CFD software) will be beneficial
-Experience in using Excel and Access
-Programming ability in Matlab, vb.net or similar
As a person, you'll 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 multiple and 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.
Generation Development is responsible for the development and construction of SSE's portfolio of thermal and renewable energy projects (large scale) in the UK and Ireland.
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
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Closing date for applications is: 15th November 2018
For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.