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Wind Electrical Engineer

Let your curiosity and passion for making things guide your path to a rewarding career in wind energy

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Typical Tasks

  • Work with clients and managers to understand the goals and needs for their wind project
  • Design and plan the electrical specifications for safe wind turbine functionality
  • Give technical support to installation teams and other coworkers
  • Use computer software to create technical drawings and schematics for your electrical designs
  • Provide detailed information and instructions to explain your engineering decisions

Typical Skills

  • Strong math or engineering background
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Computer skills, including applications like email, word processing, customer relationship management (CRM) software, and CAD
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Typical Experience or Education

  • Most employers will require a four-year degree in engineering or a related field
  • Knowledge of wind products, electrical products, and safety standards (some of this knowledge may be learned “on the job”)
  • Previous work experience, especially in related technical roles, can help get your foot in the door, but an engineering degree is typically the first step to starting in this role

Professional Development Opportunities

Some Wind Electrical Engineers may choose to advance their skills with professional certifications, such as:

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