Navigant Managing Consultant - - Offshore Wind Resource & Layout Optimisation in Utrecht, Netherlands
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Are you looking for an outstanding international consultancy that has real impact in transitioning the world to a sustainable, decarbonized energy system. You want to be part of a team with top notch knowledge and insights in the field of sustainable industries, value chains and financing. You like working together on complex problems in projects with colleagues from different backgrounds, driving towards tangible results that make a difference for a wide range of clients. You would like to develop new skills rapidly, and look forward to going out of your comfort zone.
The position we have a vacancy for is within the Wind Resource Assessment Team. This team is part of the Business Area ‘Energy Systems and Markets’. The Wind Resource Assessment team works internationally on sustainable wind energy projects, both on- and offshore. Our wind energy experts advise project developers, utilities, government organisations, financial institutions in the areas of feasibility, development, design, engineering, project management, economic analysis and due diligence for wind projects.
The main focus of the team is to support these clients with bankable wind resource assessment and yield prediction reports, based on climatological and mesoscale models, and supported on-site measurements (met masts and/or LiDAR) and nearby wind farm production data. An important aspect of this work is to pinpoint and quantify the various elements that contribute to overall uncertainty of the prediction.
To strengthen our teams in Utrecht and London we are looking for a Consultant who will be a cornerstone for the team. You will be primarily responsible for successful delivery of projects related to wind resource assessments. Examples include carrying out wind resource assessments based on measurement data, modelling output and analysing production data or station data. Furthermore, you can be asked to coordinate wind measurement campaigns based on met masts or LiDARs. Throughout your assignments you work in teams of on average 2-5 people and will guide junior team members. You will be leading discussions and presentations with senior clients, and will actively nurture relationships with them and do acquisition. In this role, you report directly to one of the Managing Partners within Ecofys.
University degree in meteorology, physics or wind/renewable energy engineering;
At least 8 years’ experience in (internal) consulting or project management in a professional environment related to wind energy;
Demonstrated excellence in project management;
Working experience with WindPro, WAsP and Windographer;
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, transform them into simple messages and gain the respect of clients and colleagues;
Self-starter with proven ability to lead teams and motivate others to deliver results within the dynamic environment of client engagement, and a desire to grow further in this respect;
Self-driven with the ambition to play a leading role in knowledge development;
Commercially oriented approach and business skills in identifying and exploiting opportunities in a competitive market, you know how to build a network and a have desire to grow further in this respect;
Business driven, able to prepare and defend new business proposals and key-accounts
Proactive and convincing personality who is a team-player, who is self-reflective and eager to learn, with an edge for coaching and development of others
Fluency in English is a must, Dutch or German language skills is beneficial.
What we offer
You will be offered a steep learning curve, be challenged and develop skills at a fast pace. In addition to hands-on experience, formal training programs will teach you the diverse skills you need to succeed. Working for Ecofys means working together with a broad range of inspiring colleagues – from deep technology experts to commercially-oriented generalists – who are united behind the same mission. Our unique blend of clients – ranging from utilities to governments and NGO’s – creates ample room for own initiative and growth. Ecofys offers an excellent work-life balance environment in an informal company culture, with limited travel.
Ecofys were established in 1984 with the vision of achieving “sustainable energy for everyone”, Ecofys has become the leading strategic consultancy in renewable energy, energy & carbon efficiency, energy systems & markets as well as energy & climate policies. Ecofys creates smart, effective, practical and sustainable solutions for and with public and corporate clients all over the world.
Ecofys is a Navigant company ( https://www.navigant.com/news/energy/2016/ecofys )
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