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Wind Energy Analyst

Title:   Wind Energy Analyst

Line Supervisor:    Manager, Energy Team

Division/Department:   Ressource Assessment Group

Classification:     Salaried

Location:  Montreal, QC

Activity Field:

The Wind Energy Analyst is responsible for analyzing measured wind data and producing energy estimates for EDF Renewable Energy’s North American wind project portfolio. The employee will work in a collaborative, open, team of technical analysts and must possess the ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment. Strong communication skills are required to disseminate results and perceived risks to senior management and non-technical audiences.


  • Estimate energy production for wind projects under development;
  • Design turbine layouts to optimize energy production and minimize construction costs;
  • Microsite turbine locations for EDF Renewable Energy windfarms under development;
  • Communication of site characteristics, energy production potential, and risks to members of the Senior Management Team and Regional Developers;
  • Analyze and solve resource assessment and development challenges;
  • Maintain current industry knowledge and cutting-edge resource assessment technologies;
  • Analyze data to identify and evaluate new sites for future projects;
  • Support sound propagation and shadow flicker studies as needed;
  • Support the key project development functions for all projects; including financial feasibility analysis, permitting, engineering, due diligence, project legal review, etc.
  • Support Project Managers with new project RFPs and bid activities;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Wind Assessment or his/her designee.


  • Bachelor of Science in engineering, meteorology, mathematics, computer science or B.S. in an integrated degree that demonstrates core competencies in science and/or engineering;
  • Master’s degree preferred; experience in lieu of Master’s considered; energy industry experience ideal;
  • Skilled in Python or Matlab; additional computational programming skills are preferred;
  • Experience in Wind Assessment Software (Windographer, Windfarmer, OpenWind, or other fluid dynamics modeling software) and ArcGIS is a plus;
  • Highly motivated self-starter, ability to work well with others and be a team player;
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively about scientific and technical issues;
  • Good organizational and communications skills;
  • Experienced with various Microsoft software programs including but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;

Working conditions

85% of the time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers, (frequent use of Wind Assessment software and models, Python/Matlab, MS Word, MS Excel, and GIS), telephones and general office equipment. 15% of the time will be spent out of the office visiting project sites and attending meetings and conferences.

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