Senior WTG Engineer- Equipment & Reliability

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Job ID 11665
Offshore Wind
Permanent
England

The Senior WTG Engineer- Rotating Equipment & Reliability 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).

Role

As Senior WTG Engineer- Rotating Equipment & Reliability you will be responsible for providing deep technical expertise across our client's wind business. You will be a subject matter expert in towers & blades.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Recommendation of technical solutions
  • Appraisal of technology developments
  • Leadership of engineering studies (including supporting the low carbon agenda)
  • Risk assessments and Management of Change (MoC) work
  • Contributing to the strategic long-term development of the discipline
  • Implementing engineering technical practices to support safe design and operation of critical assets

Requirements

  • Degree qualified in Engineering
  • Significant wind turbine engineering and equipment experience.
  • A deep understanding of the development and use of the design standards for wind turbines for onshore and offshore applications.
  • Experience of use and validation of industry modelling tools for wind turbines and wind farms.
  • Expertise in selection of wind turbines including:
      • OEM due diligence reviews & technology readiness level assessments.
      • Turbine selection for specific windfarm applications.
  • Wind turbine design knowledge covering at least 2 of the following:
    • Overall design including OEM Hardware Optimization for performance and life.
    • Wind turbine manufacturing processes.
    • Structural and fatigue design of tower, bolted connections and blades.
  • Understanding of wind turbine operations & maintenance strategy covering:
    • Operations and Maintenance activities including Integrity Management plans.
    • Industry maintenance management software platforms.
    • Condition monitoring of wind turbines including reliability and availability determination.
  • Experience of conducting post construction integrity assessments and baseline surveys.

Other desirable skills/experience:

  • Extensive Knowledge of wind turbine design including awareness of:
    • Wind turbine control systems and their hierarchy.
    • Integration of wind turbine with floating platform and dynamic control systems for both normal and upset operating conditions.
    • Wind farm business continuity, startup and black start plans.
  • Knowledge of control system hazard and operability analysis (FMECA)


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