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Senior Wind Engineer - Renewable Energy



Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Requisition ID: 86228 

Job Category: Energy 

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain - upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our vision of a low-carbon world and help make positive change!

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Wind Engineer - Renewable Power Energy to join the Energy team  in Cape Town.

Hatch’s Energy group partners with clients to provide comprehensive plans that incorporate all aspects of their projects. Our energy expertise in the oil and gas sector comprises the entire value chain—upstream, midstream, and downstream; and in the power sector includes thermal, nuclear, waterpower, renewable, hybrid, transmission and distribution, and grid modernization. Join our team today and help make a difference! 


Relevant experience 

  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in the wind industry with energy storage hybridization and network studies as a benefit.
  • Wind resource assessment, feasibility studies, site layout and optimization, project design and/or execution on site for on- and off-shore wind projects.
  • Assessment of wind resources and wind projects including strong understanding of met mast data analysis, wind regime/wind flow modelling, wake effects, energy yield forecasting, and uncertainty analysis.
  • Experience with turbine manufacturers through project design, equipment testing and operational & maintenance experience.
  • Integration of wind, solar and energy storage into hybrid technology solutions for off-grid, island and/or grid connected projects.
  • Experience in grid impact studies, grid compliance and proficiency in power system simulation software will be beneficial.
  • Programming and data analysis skills such as Python, MATLab, etc. would be considered a strong asset
  • Experience in business development through engaging with clients and developing projects and solutions to meet their requirements.


  • Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Post Graduate Degree will be beneficial.

  • Professional registration with ECSA or equivalent international association

  • Ability to quantitative analysis and mastery of  computer software specific to industry (WASP, CFD, Windfarmer, Windpro, RETScreen, PVSyst, HOMER, etc.) as well as power system simulation software (PowerFactory, PSSE, PSCAD, etc.)

  • Writing and reporting skills:

  • Excellent communication, scientific rigour

  • Autonomy and initiative

  • Fluently in English; additional language skills and proficiency are considered a positive attribute 


Why join us?

  • Develop innovation partnerships
  • Think locally, work globally
  • Engage with people who make a difference


What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment.
  • Long term career development

Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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