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  • Job reference: RMS0212786

Senior Research Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Pembroke, Pembrokeshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 25/06/2019
  • Duration: staff
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The Role:
The client's vision is to be a leading international institution in terms of innovative technology solutions in the Offshore Renewables Energy Sector.

We are looking for an Senior Research Engineer to join the RDI department as part of a small technical team, to support innovation projects, involving design, specification and construction of small prototypes of components, subassemblies and full products for the marine energy sector. Based in Pembroke Dock, South West Wales, this role will support delivery of the Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE) project

The successful candidate will have experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team and will be qualified to at least degree-level in an engineering discipline. Expertise in numerical modelling and CAD systems would be an advantage. The role will involve close engagement with businesses and academia, so good communication skills are a must.

This post will be funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Responsibilities of the role shall include:
* Support and promote Health & Safety, Environment & Quality as core business principles within an OHSAS 18001, ISO14001, ISO9001, ISO17025 environment.
* Maintain currency of knowledge of latest renewable and other relevant technologies, standards, engineering good practice and the application of these in a research and commercial environment.
* Provide leadership and support to the MEECE Research Engineering team, and direct management of more complex MEECE innovation projects.
* Improve processes and systems and proactively create them where they are needed and do not exist to ensure all the ORE Catapult's engineering activities (research and commercial) operate in line with, or above, industry good practice.
* Develop innovative commercial and research projects in line with ORE Catapult goals and objectives.
* Develop and disseminate engineering knowledge of wind, wave and tidal sectors within ORE Catapult and to key external stakeholders.
* Represent ORE Catapult at industry forums, demonstrating capability, competency and experience to stakeholders.
* Work with other business functions independently and as part of a multi-functional project team to develop key Knowledge Areas.
* Provide input to financial models, to ensure understanding of levers for reducing LCOE
* Fulfil role of representative for engineering activities within a multi-functional project team to develop and deliver projects, programmes, testing and testing facility development and associated deliverables
* Provide specialist technical support as necessary to the commercial and research activities including, but not limited to, engineering design, tender preparation/evaluation, budget preparation/review and customer and supplier interface.
* Ensure all MEECE projects, programmes and tests are developed and delivered in line with agreed project plans and ORE Catapult processes and procedures.
* Where appropriate, populate and maintain design and project records relating to engineering activities and project work in accordance with ORE Catapult processes and procedures.
* Where appropriate, review team member reporting, design, specification, drawing, results or other work within areas of competency and in accordance with ORE Catapult processes and procedures.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Educated to at least degree level in mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering or a relevant discipline.
* Chartered Engineer or equivalent.
* Sound knowledge of engineering in a marine environment.
* Motivated and strong team player experienced in managing multi-functional project teams.
* Knowledge of and the application of good practice engineering design procedures and tools.
* Familiarity with advanced specialist engineering software in an inter-disciplinary project setting.
* Excellent interpersonal skills.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Good understanding of H&S legislation applicable to offshore operations.
* Experience of working in OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 17025 environments.

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