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06 June 2019

Research Engineer – Power Conversion – Engineering – Newcastle

Location: North East England

Salary: £ 40,000

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: BMC/04/2586

Contact

Nick Elkin

DD: 0191 640 8965

M: 07948 346 585

The Company

Our Clients vision is to be a leading international institution in terms of innovative technology solutions in the Offshore Renewables Energy Sector. They develop and deliver the most cutting-edge projects, focussing on the new frontiers being pushed by the sector.

Job Role

Role Purpose: To support delivery of R&D based activities related to power conversion and drives, support the development of the R&D and commercial activity in this area.

Key Responsibilities –

  • Ensuring project technical activities are delivered in quality, time and budget in compliance with the organisation’s project management processes and regulatory standards, processes and procedures.
  • Maintain an expert up to date knowledge of research activities within the offshore renewable electrical infrastructure with focus on power conversion and drives.
  • Look to work closely with key R&D stakeholders shaping and delivering projects, managing external dependencies and interfaces.
  • Comply with the organisation’s policies and procedures in terms of SHEQ, project management, risk and asset management.
  • Maintain a high standard of health & safety awareness through encouraging safe behaviours with colleagues, contractors and other stakeholders.
  • Identifying opportunities for improvements on project delivery, resource availability for the RDI project portfolio and the business is general.
  • Represent the company at the technical forums and conferences.
  • Participate proactively in the activities of multi- discipline teams, the teams being a mix of core team members and specialists working through a flexible matrix structure.

The following skills are essential:

  • Preferably PhD/EngD in relevant technology area
  • Good understanding of AC-DC (inverter/rectifier) DC-DC conversion topologies, pulse-width modulation, power semiconductor (IGBT/MOSFET module) basics
  • Understanding of technologies for wind turbine is a bonus, regarding drive train and power train, reliability analysis, grid connection, international standards and grid codes
  • Numerical analysis of measurement results and power module characteristics based on datasheet
  • Power loss calculation of power modules, passive components and cooling system inside power converters
  • Experience of condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics in the area of power converters
  • Simulation software experience with Matlab/Simulink, PSCAD, etc.
  • Programming languages (C/C++, Python, etc.)
  • Team player
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and within a highly pressured environment
  • Attention to detail and capability to deliver projects in corporate matrix structures
  • Available to travel in the UK on a regular basis and abroad on a project basis

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