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  • Job reference: RMS0207716

Lead Research Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/03/2019
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (22/04/19)
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The Role:

Key Capabilities


Doctorate research experience or similar industrial design/R&D experience in relevant technical discipline (i.e. electrical grid, energy storage, and powertrain)
Experience in leading or managing technical team, to deliver projects in corporate matrix structures
Experience in R&D proposal/business development
Experience in commercial business development is a bonus
Experience in product design and development is desirable
Experience in industry engineering design, design review/due diligence is desirable
Experience with technical simulation software (e.g. Matlab, Bladed, PSCAD, PowerFactory, others)
Good understanding in more than one of the following areas for offshore renewables: grid integration and energy storage, electrical powertrains, power networks control and protection, electricity market and standards asset management techniques
Ability to work to tight deadlines and within a highly pressured environment.
Available to travel in the UK on a regular basis and abroad on a project basis
Professional Chartered Engineer status is desirable

Key Contacts & Relationships

 Internal: Senior Management Team, Head of Departments, Testing team
 External: Leading R&D organisations, industry players, and public funders

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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