Senior WTG Engineer- Towers & Blades

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Job ID 11655
Offshore Wind

The Senior WTG Engineer- Towers & Blades 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).


As Senior WTG Engineer- Towers & Blades 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


  • Degree qualified in Engineering
  • Significant wind turbine engineering and equipment experience.
  • Experience of use and validation of industry modelling tools for wind turbines
  • A deep understanding of the development and use of the design standards for wind turbines for onshore and offshore applications.
  • Expertise in selection of wind turbines including OEM due diligence reviews & technology readiness level assessments.
  • Wind turbine design knowledge covering at least 2 of the following:
    • Overall design including OEM Hardware Optimization for performance and life.
    • Design integration of wind turbine (generator and tower) with supporting structure.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of control system hazard and operability analysis (FMECA)

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