Offshore Wind Controls and Automation Engineer

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Job ID 11666
Offshore Wind

The Offshore Wind Controls and Automation Engineer will be part of a new global offshore wind execution team with a major international energy developer.

Taylor Hopkinson is retained to build out a global offshore wind team for one of the world's leading energy businesses. This team will develop & execute projects in the UK & US as well forming a global centre of excellence for a rapidly growing offshore wind portfolio.

This is a full-time, permanent position based in the UK (location flexible).


  • The individual for this position will be expected to provide control & automation engineering services associated with wind generation power and be knowledgeable of applicable industry standards and practices.
  • The expertise is provided through: recommendation of technical solutions, appraisal of technology developments and delivering engineering studies
  • The control & automation engineer reports to the control & automation manager and is responsible for providing technical expertise in SCADA and control system engineering associated with wind generated power.
  • Evaluate technical offers and verify feasibility.
  • Contribute to concept selection and define scope of work for contractors.
  • Act as company responsible engineer for assigned work scopes delivered by contractors.
  • Extract, record and implement learning from project execution and operational experience and contribute to the development of standard engineering practices.
  • Advise on architectural network concepts for SCADA and wind power plant solutions.
  • Assure the design and implementation of digitally secure systems in accordance with the company's standards.
  • Work with other ICE discipline engineers and Digital teams to deliver solutions for network surveillance system that secure optimal and continuous operation of SCADA and wind power systems.
  • Work with contractors and equipment manufacturers to ensure robust integration of control systems.
  • Providing technical guidance on application of codes, standards, project design criteria and ETPs.
  • Support for the Control & Automation Community of Practice (CoP) and the wider Instrument, Control and Electrical (ICE) Network.


  • Bachelor and/or master's degree in engineering or related discipline relevant to control & automation engineering.
  • Chartered engineering or registered professional engineer
  • 10+ years' experience in control & automation engineering
  • Experience from the wind or other power supply industries including knowledge of associated codes and standards.
  • Extensive experience with SCADA, network, process control and data exchange related installations for energy infrastructure.
  • Experience in the design and maintenance of systems in accordance with international standards for cyber security.
  • Experience working with a variety of industrial communication protocols for data and information exchange.
  • Working knowledge of high voltage control, protection, and distribution systems found in a typical power plant substation.
  • Working knowledge of industry and government standards such as IEC, ISO, EEMUA and/or ISA, NEC, API requirements for facilities and infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of control system interface requirements to electrical systems.
  • Fluent written and spoken English language
  • Knowledge of hazard and risk analysis techniques such as FMECA, HAZOP and LOPA
  • Certified in Cisco CCNA, CCNP and CCIE as well as Nirschmann Industrial System and Security
  • Experience of working across different cultures, supporting different operating regions and engaging with a wide variety of customers or suppliers.
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to influence and drive decisions.
  • Good communicator, able to technically address with conviction verbally and written across projects and operations on technical matters at all levels of the company.

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