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Wind Energy Engineers - 17-2199.10

O*NET-SOC Description

Design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems and prepare and develop site specifications.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Turbine Measurements Engineer
  • Utility Engineer
  • Wind Energy Consultant
  • Wind Farm Siting and Development Consultant
  • Wind Turbine Design Engineer

SOC Occupation Groups

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-2000 Engineers
17-2190 Miscellaneous Engineers
17-2199.00 Engineers, All Other
17-2199.10 Wind Energy Engineers

Related Occupations


  • Analyze operation of wind farms or wind farm components to determine reliability, performance, and compliance with specifications.
  • Create models to optimize the layout of wind farm access roads, crane pads, crane paths, collection systems, substations, switchyards, or transmission lines.
  • Create or maintain wind farm layouts, schematics, or other visual documentation for wind farms.
  • Design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems.
  • Develop active control algorithms, electronics, software, electromechanical, or electrohydraulic systems for wind turbines.
  • Develop specifications for wind technology components, such as gearboxes, blades, generators, frequency converters, or pad transformers.
  • Direct balance of plant (BOP) construction, generator installation, testing, commissioning, or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Investigate experimental wind turbines or wind turbine technologies for properties such as aerodynamics, production, noise, and load.
  • Monitor wind farm construction to ensure compliance with regulatory standards or environmental requirements.
  • Oversee the work activities of wind farm consultants or subcontractors.
  • Perform root cause analysis on wind turbine tower component failures.
  • Provide engineering technical support to designers of prototype wind turbines.
  • Recommend process or infrastructure changes to improve wind turbine performance, reduce operational costs, or comply with regulations.
  • Test wind turbine components, using mechanical or electronic testing equipment.
  • Test wind turbine equipment to determine effects of stress or fatigue.
  • Write reports to document wind farm collector system test results.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data.
  • Create graphical representations of energy production systems.
  • Design energy production or management equipment or systems.
  • Determine design criteria or specifications.
  • Direct energy production or management activities.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Evaluate the characteristics of green technologies.
  • Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
  • Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Research design or application of green technologies.
  • Test green technologies or processes.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Environmental Engineering Management Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Electrical Engineer, Power System