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Job #: R-00069343
Location: Denver, CO
Category: Management Consulting
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos Engineering has an opportunity for a Senior Wind Energy Consultant working in a team setting in an existing renewable energy consulting practice.  

Primary responsibilities and duties include assisting the team in the following areas.

  • Performing wind energy resource assessments resulting in annual energy production estimates.

  • Performing wind energy operational assessments.

  • Developing wind resource assessment best practices and continuously improving processes and procedures.

  • Analyzing and interpreting large datasets from meteorology towers, remote sensing sources, and long term reference data.

  • Developing optimized wind farm layouts considering project constraints and optimization opportunities.

  • Utilizing linear and CFD models to simulate wind flow characteristics.

  • Conducting data correlation studies using reference climate databases.

  • Confirming site suitability studies for wind turbine technologies.

  • Reviewing performance test provisions and results.

  • Writing independent/owner engineering reviews and reports including financeable wind energy assessments.

  • Reviewing and analyzing SCADA data to assess the performance of operating wind turbine power generating facilities.

  • Visiting sites (proposed wind energy generation site locations, facilities under construction, and/or operating facilities).

  • Working with project managers in developing scopes and budgets for new consulting opportunities.

  • Working with the division management in training and mentoring other technical team members and maintaining/growing Leidos’ viewpoints/opinions, wind energy information database, standards of practice, and internal improvement projects.

Other opportunities within the role include supporting reviews of other energy generation technologies such as solar, performance modeling, participating in reviewing operations and maintenance of power generation facilities, developing and presenting white papers, attending conferences, and supporting business development activities.

Work locations: Prefer Denver, Colorado or Framingham, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston), however, other locations may be considered. Relocation assistance may be available.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in science or engineering required with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in: meteorology, atmospheric science, or energy production modeling/analysis/testing of wind turbine technologies.  Master of Science or other advanced degree is desirable.

  • Previous work experience with a developer, equipment provider, architect/engineering firm, EPC firm, independent engineer, and/or on a wind energy optimization team.

  • Previous work experience with commercially available wind energy modeling tools such as Openwind, Windfarmer, Windpro, or WASP.

  • Deep understanding of wind energy, including first principles understanding of how the atmosphere, topography, seasonal variation, and operation of wind turbines impacts long-term energy production of wind farms.

  • Understanding of industry trends in technology, analysis methods, and optimization.

  • Offshore wind technology experience is a plus.

  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines under pressure.  Clients and (external) project teams will include private equity, infrastructure, and hedge funds, investment and commercial banks, private developers, legal and financial advisors, original equipment providers, and energy service companies.

  • Successful track record maintaining client relations and working with clients (both internal and external).

  •  Experience ascending and ability to ascend 100+ meter wind turbine towers.

  • Foreign language skills are a plus, especially Spanish.

The position may require as much as 10 percent travel, including international travel, and can include weeks with extended work hours (50 hours or more) to support client needs.


Pay Range:

Pay Range $91,000.00 - $140,000.00 - $189,000.00


COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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