Resource analyst (to assess wind data)


A resource analysist is responsible for planning, procuring and evaluating wind and site data in order to support the development of the project by producing wind farm capacity estimates. They also assist with the layout of the turbines to optimise the resources available and calculate the long-term estimation of resources and energy production.

Lifecycle stages

Development and project management.

Typical employer

Developer, specialist consultancy.

Place of work


Typical working pattern


Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7 in a relevant discipline such as meteorology, atmospheric science, or a related field. Experience in energy analysis of wind development projects, preferably offshore.

NFQ level 9 in these fields is highly desirable.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include a graduate, or experienced data analyst roles from other related industries.

Career possibilities

Resource analysts can progress on as senior data analysts or similar.

Full time salary estimate

€35,000-€80,000 per year, depending on experience. This salary range is for this specific role.