Senior Wind Turbine Controls Engineer

Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Gail Hodgson

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Published: about 1 month ago

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

  • Matlab/Simulink experience

  • 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.