Noise and Wind Analyst

 
  • SSE Plc
  • Ireland
  • Sep 15, 2021
Technology Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Glasgow, Dublin or Flexible

Salary: £32,000-£49,300 / €48,500-€72,700 depending on experience + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Noise and Wind Analyst to join the Technical Analysis team in Capital Projects, supporting SSE Renewables' extensive pipeline of wind farm projects in their development, construction and operational phases.

Your role will be to perform noise analysis and modelling on wind farm and substation development projects in line with internal analysis and reporting procedures, identifying risks and ensuring any financial impacts arising from mitigation measures are understood. You'll also commission, manage and review noise assessments from independent consultants when required.

The role will include developing the team's capabilities through improving internal processes and mentoring other team members.

On occasion, you may need to travel for survey activities and to build and support relations with operational staff and planning authorities or other stakeholders.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to 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 turbine tender returns and performing in-house R&D as necessary.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Degree level qualification in a technical discipline, and have experience working as an acoustician in the development of wind farms or electricity networks.

- Demonstrable numerical and computer literacy and be comfortable with data processing and analysis techniques.

- Knowledge of CadnaA or SoundPLAN would be beneficial, as would coding experience with Matlab or similar.

- Knowledge of UK and/or Irish planning guidance and policy documents including ETSU-R-97, the IOA Good Practice Guide, Wind Energy Development Guidelines, BS5228 and BS4142 is beneficial.

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, allowing you to liaise with a variety of stakeholders and interact and share information with multi-disciplined project teams.

- A proactive mindset, self-motivated, with the ability to problem solve and deal with conflicting demands, demonstrate excellent attention to detail and report writing skills.

- You will occasionally visit the sites you support, so it is desirable that you can travel and have access to reliable transport.

About our Business

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact andrew.duncan2@sse.com / 01738275847

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

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