Wind Turbine Inspection Specialist

US-WA-Seattle | US-TX-Austin
Requisition ID
2017-9513
Business Area
Energy
Category/Discipline
Engineering
Position Type
Permanent employment

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV GL – Energy’s Renewables Advisory group is seeking a Wind Turbine Inspections Specialist to join our Solar and Wind Turbine Technology team, which includes our wind turbine inspections services. It is preferred that this position is based out of our Seattle, WA or Montreal, QC office, with options available for other listed locations.

 

Tasks May Include

 

  • Provide project-related field inspection and support within Renewables Advisory North America with a focus on wind turbine condition, site operations, and project construction phases.   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Performing End of Warranty inspections and testing on condition of wind turbine equipment on-site.
    • Performing incoming goods inspections at wind project sites.
    • Performing operational site assessment site visits to inspect equipment and operations and maintenance processes to objectively assess project conditions.
    • Supporting/Performing construction monitoring site visits.
    • Supporting root cause failure investigations thru inspection and documentation of field conditions as well as follow-up analysis projects (both desk and field inspection work).
  • Meet company required documentation and reporting and administrative responsibilities.
    • Author detailed construction monitoring and operational site visit reports, and write memos, emails or technical notes to communicate clearly and objectively internally and to clients with accurate and technical rigor.
    • Complete company required documentation in a timely manner such as Job Safety Analysis, Risk Assessments, time sheets, expense reports, inspection check sheets, tracking reports and scheduling controls.

Position Qualifications

What We're Seeking

 

  • Mechanical or Electrical Technician Certificate, Wind Turbine Technician Certificate or Engineering Technology Associate’s degree
  • One to two years supervision and/or project management experience a plus
  • Extensive experience with visual turbine inspections, internal video probe inspections (borescope) of gearboxes, blade inspections, oil and grease sampling, vibration monitoring systems, and generator testing.
  • Minimum two-to five years of experience performing wind turbine commissioning, maintenance, inspections, service and/or operations
  • Proficient in reading and understanding mechanical and civil drawings, and electrical schematics.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding operational procedures and instructions, maintenance and inspection check sheets and health and safety processes.
  • Proficient in MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and able to learn new software
  • Must have excellent written and verbal English-language communication skills, comfortable addressing large groups and managing subcontractors in field
  • Must be experienced with different wind turbine platforms.
  • Must be experienced in wind turbine commissioning, maintenance, service, operation, quality assurance inspections and assessment.
  • Knowledgeable in Wind Turbine project operational processes and performance management best practices.
  • Knowledgeable in Wind Turbine project health and safety and environmental practices which includes but is not limited to lock out tag out, working at heights, hazard communication, hazardous waste, confined space, electrical safety and personal protective equipment.
  • Climb up a wind turbine tower ladder while carrying up to 30 lbs. of gear, typically 100m in height
  • Sufficient physical fitness to perform multiple 80-100m turbine climbs per day
  • Walk over rough or slippery terrain as experienced on heavy construction sites
  • Work in inclement weather conditions as experienced in the United States
  • Enter confined or enclosed spaces according to required procedures
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • We conduct pre-employment background checks and drug screenings
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of wind turbine systems including gearboxes, blades, pitch and yaw systems, generators, towers and foundations, electrical cabling, controllers and SCADA systems.

 

Preferred Skills

  • Climb and rescue trained and certified through an industry recognized training institute.
  • Current demonstratred ability to climb at heights and climb rescue certificates desired, OSHA 10, qualified electrical worker (600V+), OSHA 30 a plus

 

Opportunities Beyond Business

 

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

 

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see:http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

 

Local employment conditions apply.

Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

 

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

 

Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

 

DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

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