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Company Info
Green Door Recruitment
0845 337 2773
Control Software Engineer (Wind & Marine systems), based in South West England
Location: , Outside US (United Kingdom)
Compensation Range:
Employment Type: Full Time (Experienced) Job ID: 9775

Job Details:
Control Software Engineer (Wind & Marine systems), based in South West England, ref 1101-11

Travel Requirement: Regular

Role Purpose
Our client is the world's largest independent technical and engineering consultancy for renewable energy. They are the recognised global authority on onshore and offshore wind power and also serve the wave, tidal and solar sectors.
They supply control system design, software, technology transfer and testing services to the Wind turbine manufacturers during their prototype turbine development phase. The service is delivered as consultancy with the intention that the client takes responsibility of series production adaptation and long term support

The control department is a part of the turbine engineering centre based in the UK offices. The working environment is technically demanding and fast-paced with staff working across a wide range of active projects and simultaneously planning technology paths for future work.

The primary focus of this role is to design, develop and test ANSI C & C++ software for wind and marine turbine control systems.

Key aspects of the work include:
Implementing control algorithms in C/C++.
Developing and direction-setting of in-house code generation tools targeting a wide range of embedded platforms.
Porting control system to new architectures and operating systems.
Acting as subject matter expert assisting other developers in platform-specific aspects of software.
Testing control software in-house and with clients using wind turbine hardware-in-the-loop simulation tools.
Communicating directly with clients to gather requirements, hand over software and assist in control system commissioning.
Communicating directly with embedded platform manufacturers to establish software and system interfaces.
Travelling to client facilities for testing, handover and wind turbine commissioning.

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

Technical / Professional Expertise:
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 clients.

Requirements of the role include:
Upper second or higher equivalent software engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or similar numerate.
A high level of competence in software design and architecture; the ability to apply established design patterns and innovative concepts to solving software problems.
Broad experience of programming languages, including at least industrial experience with C/C++ and either C#.NET or Java.
Experience with and an interest in real time & embedded control system design.
Industrial experience in software implementation.

Desirable requirements are:
Experience with varied computer architectures and operating systems.
Experience with the GNU Compiler Collection, assembler and linker.
Awareness of frequency-domain control design concepts, perhaps with industrial experience.
Experience with serial communication and/or fieldbus protocols.

Competency Requirements:
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent team working skills.

The successful candidate will become part of a high calibre multi-disciplinary team which is sought after in the industry to conduct leading edge prototype development for renewable energy devices. Relying on Agile processes and a high level of expertise this team has undertaken projects with a huge range of manufacturers and research institutes around the world and is now widely regarded as the industry's foremost wind and marine current turbine control design centre.