Superior Recruitment Group are looking for an experienced Senior Wind Turbine Controls Engineer on behalf of our client. This is a full time permanent role. This role remote working.
We have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in pivoting a technology leader of control systems within oil and gas into the wind turbine controls market. The clients vision is to not only enter the controls market in wind but to define and lead the industry.
The company has a heritage of reimagining solutions to long standing industry problems and investing in ideas which challenge the status quo. We realise that to achieve our vision, we require driven and motivated talent. If you have been a part of the wind controls market and share our belief that new ways of working are required, then please keep reading.
Some of the Key Accountabilities
Reimagining approaches and solutions to long standing wind industry problems
Using your wind turbine controls industry knowledge, creating development plans for new technology offerings that provide significant market differentiation and disruption
Lead the technical development in wind turbine controls technology, defining technical specifications and delivery plans
Responsible for all architectural control layers and levels associated with the company’s technology roadmap inc, hardware, firmware, software and SCADA
Define technical requirements and scopes of work for wind turbine control systems inc software, firmware and hardware
Responsible for the development of wind turbine control system strategies and system architectures
Domain expert in wind turbine control parameters and interface strategies for retrofits and upgrades
Responsible for the implementation of wind turbine protocols, cyber security, and encryption
Provides technical support on the IEC 61400-1 and 61850 certifications related to Control and Protection Systems in the power industry.
Lead software development teams using Scrum or agile frameworks.
Owns, develops, and implements the progress of all projects within their remit
Who We're Looking For
Are you an experienced wind turbine engineer?
Would you like the opportunity to develop and pursue your own ideas?
Would you like to join a team whose role is to reimagine solutions to energy industry problems?
Have you ever considered the importance of having a safe environment for nurturing innovative ideas?
The ability to reimagine what best ‘in class solutions’ are and devise plans for how to develop those ideas and bring them to reality. Likely candidates will have a proven track record working within Wind Turbine OEMs or certification bodies and be passionate about wanting to challenge the way things are done!
New wind turbines: tuning and application of control solutions
Retrofit projects: optimization of performance of existing turbines
Market knowledge of wind turbine control OEM strategies
Computer and/or PLC programming: C/C++, PLC Structured text (IEC 61131-3), or similar
Understanding of all architectural control layers and levels in the wind turbine industry inc, hardware, firmware, software and SCADA
Use of revision control systems (subversion, git, etc.)
Scripting: python or similar languages
Object Oriented design methodology and implementation experience
Familiarity with priority-based operating systems (e.g. VxWorks)
Familiarity with communication protocols: CAN, RS422/485, Modbus TCP/RTU, or similar
Familiarity with software and controls documentation methods and tools such as process diagrams, state machine diagrams, flow charts, logic diagrams, data flow diagrams, or similar
Basic knowledge of electrical control circuitry and electronics
Basic use of oscilloscope
Working knowledge of sensors, actuators, embedded controllers
General troubleshooting and debugging skills
Thorough knowledge of MS Office applications, including Word and Excel
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attitude, with an ability to convey technical information to non-technical people
Ability to develop, communicate and deliver upon strategic sales plans
Self-motivation and an ability to work autonomously, efficiently, and rigorously including the ability to manage own time and workload effectively
Ability to work unsupervised and exercise initiative to resolve potential problems
Confidential, sincere, honest with integrity
A collaborative work ethic in diverse groups and teams
Experience in working for a wind turbine OEM
Experience in working with DNV
Some of The Benefits We Offer
Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance, Personal Accident Cover, Critical Illness Cover, Cycle to Work Scheme
For more information and to apply, please submit your up to date CV and our specialist team will be in touch as soon as possible.