Senior/ Principal WTG Engineering Consultant

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Competitive

Reference: 894266_1641486161
Industry: Renewables/Offshore Wind
Required Skills: WTG, Offshore Wind, Energy Yield, Wind Analyse, Turbine Design

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Snr/Principal Wind Turbine Engineer to join the Renewables team here at ODE. You'll contribute to WTG packages to work with OEMs, developers, and operators, and oversee the selection, installation, commissioning and operation of offshore WTGs to ensure the best outcome for developers across the complete lifecycle of their assets. I addition to this you will actively participate in bids for new proposals.

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior/Principal WTG Engineering Consultant to be based in London on a Staff basis.

The Role:

  • Working across multiple offshore wind farm projects, the primary focus for the Consultant is to deliver scopes of work on Offshore Wind Farm projects
  • To support, and depending on experience lead, the expansion of Wind Turbine Engineering and WTG Package Management services for Offshore Wind developments through a wide range of consulting and engineering projects' portfolio

Scope of Responsibilities:

Technical Advisory:

  • Appraise and review project and technology feasibility
  • Manage the technical risks especially during the design phases
  • Support turbine/foundation design optimisation
  • Manage technical interfaces
  • Provide technical due diligence
  • Engage with project certification bodies
  • Triage operational issues and advise on solutions
  • Design of commissioning and testing programmes
  • Consult/lead structural assessments of key components
  • Undertake feasibility assessments for commercial scale developments
  • Manage project interfaces between OEMs, developers, foundation designers and certification bodies

Energy Yield:

  • Develop and consult on site layout development and optimization activities
  • Conduct/manage/check wind resource and energy yield assessments
  • Assess potential retrofit add-ons/control upgrades, and judge their efficacy
  • Challenging/justifying the assumptions made in business cases
  • Due diligence for the sale or purchase of wind farms

Operational Performance Optimisation:

  • Targeted operation and maintenance activities to reduce downtime
  • Justifying retrofit add-ons/control upgrades, and judging their efficacy
  • Quantifying the performance of prototypes
  • Challenging/justifying the assumptions made in business cases
  • Due diligence for the sale or purchase of wind farms

Independent Load Analysis:

  • Loads analysis and certification engagement on behalf of developers
  • Developing toolchains for fixed and floating wind analyses
  • Manage project interfaces between OEMs, internal foundation designers and certification bodies

Competencies & Soft Skills:

Specific technical attributes:

  • Strong engineering background and ideally previous experience with aeroelastic software calculations (HAWC, Bladed, FLEX or other)
  • Ability to risk assess options to reach decisions in a dynamic and schedule driven environment
  • Experience with consulting work

Furthermore:

  • Detail conscientious
  • Decision making, results orientation
  • Strong work ethic
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good report writing skills essential
  • Confident and outgoing individual
  • Team player, self-starter and problem solver i.e. "Can -do" attitude
  • Flexible to travel and working away from base office when required

Qualifications:

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent. Chartered Engineer

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