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  • Job reference: RMS0100445

Assistant Mechanical Engineer - Renewable Energy

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/10/2011
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The Role:
Key Responsibilities;
Reporting to the Global Technology Leader for renewable energy, the main responsibilities are to;
• Assist in developing technology to calculate the integrated loading on renewable devices and in particular wind turbines, for both individual units and arrays.
• Run and develop software models for calculating loading
• Undertake structural vibration and strength analysis of wind turbine structures and blades
• Keep abreast of technical developments in the renewables arena and interact with universities
• Become familiar with the standards used for renewable energy devices
• Undertake rotating machinery design reviews or consultancy for renewable energy systems in support of operational teams

The role will involve UK and international travel

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Ideally you will hold a Masters degree in Renewable Energy with a sound first degree in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering
• You will have a good understanding of engineering principles and be familiar with the variability of the renewable energy resource in particular related to wind, wave and tidal energy
• A working knowledge of Blade Element Momentum software such as FAST, Bladed etc as well as wind farm analysis software such as WAsP, WindFarmer etc. would be an advantage

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of a software language
• Appreciation of the relevant IEC standards
• Good written communication skills (including technical report writing), the ability to work to tight deadlines and adaptability
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