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Green Door Recruitment
www.gd-rec.com
renewables@gd-rec.com
0845 337 2773
 
Control System Applications Engineer - Wind & Marine Energy sectors (based in Bristol, UK)
Location: , Outside US (United Kingdom)
Compensation Range:
Employment Type: Full Time (Experienced) Job ID: 9774

Job Details:
Control System Applications Engineer - Wind & Marine Energy sectors (based in Bristol, UK), ref 1107-40

Travel Requirement: Regular

Role Purpose
Our client is the world's largest independent technical and engineering consultancy for renewable energy, recognised global authority on onshore and offshore wind power and also serve the wave, tidal and solar sectors.

An opportunity exists in the Control group for a Control System Applications Engineer.

The team has undertaken projects with a huge range of manufacturers and research institutes around the world, and it is now widely regarded as the industry's foremost wind and marine current turbine control system design centre. The Control team supplies control system design, software, technology transfer and testing services to the turbine manufacturers during their prototype turbine development phase.

Software development relies predominantly on Microsoft development tools, work item tracking, and source code control. Eclipse is used for Java projects, as well as various PLC vendor specific tool chains for embedded software. Reporting and analysis tools include Microsoft Office and Matlab.

Responsibilities include:
Development and deployment of in-house code and documentation generation tools, targeting a range of embedded PLC platforms in use across the wind and marine energy sectors.
Developing bespoke ANSI C control system implementation software.
Deploying wind turbine hardware in the loop simulation tools for in-house and client testing of controller software.
Deployment testing sessions at clients' factories, and wind turbine commissioning
Advising clients on the design and implementation of control system hardware.

Person Specification
To be successful in this role, and our business, you will need to demonstrate the following qualification, professional expertise and personal attributes:

Technical / Professional Expertise
This is the perfect opportunity for an individual with an enthusiasm for both the software and applications aspects of control work. Working in a small, hard working and technical team, you will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to express yourself technically within the team and in front of clients.

The following requirements are also essential for the role:
At least an upper second class degree in engineering, software, maths or physics.
An understanding of formal software design practice.
Industrial experience with C & C++, and preferably a range of other languages.
Analytical capabilities, including statistics, linear systems and frequency domain analysis.
Ability to demonstrate an understanding of real time and embedded control system design issues.
Experience with serial communication.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and application of basic mechanical and electrical engineering principles.
Competency Requirements
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.