Wind Turbine Control, Supervision & Safety in Operation Engineer

This position is at the newly-opening R&D center of a global leader in the wind energy industry.

REQUIREMENTS

  •  Education: BSc or MSc in Engineering
  • Previous Experience: 3-5 years
 
Required Knowledge:
 
·         Classic Control Theory Basis: S transform, Continuous Systems, Frequencies analysis methodologies, stability, root locus, …
·         Model Control Theory Basis: State – Space Basis
·         Discrete and Continuous Controller synthesis methods
·         Theoretical and Experimental controllers setup
·         Signal Conditioning and Digital Signal Filtering
·         Matlab/Simulink Modeling and Control Tuning
·         Advanced written and spoken English
 
Valuable Knowledge:
 
·         Advanced Control Technologies knowledge
·         Wind Energy Experience
·         Simulation Environments: Bladed, Flex or Similar
·         Spanish language.
 
Information Technology: 
 
·         Wind turbine aeroelastic calculation programs (GH Bladed, FLEX, HAWC, Fast, Phatas, HAWCStab), MATLAB/Simulink modelling environments
 
MISSION: 
 
·         Perform the Definition and Design of the Operation Safety System and the Operation Control System of the wind turbine fulfilling efficiently with the objectives specified for the control.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
·         Perform the definition and design of the Operation Safety Strategy of the wind turbine
·         Elaborate the definition of requirements of the sensors and actuators that affect the control system
·         Analyse the integrity if the global functionality of the wind turbine from the point of view of the operation control and operation safety
·         Collaborate in the execution of the validation proofs of the Operation Safety System and the Operation Control System by means of the generation of the test requirements and necessary simulations
·         Collaborate in the analysis of the results of the wind turbine functional validation in those aspects related to the operation control and safety
·         Collaborate in the generation of the functional specifications related with the operations control and safety systems focused to the physical systems in which these functionalities are implemented
·         Perform the operation control adjustment for the different product configurations
·         Supervise the work of control engineers
·         Development of procedures according to the state of the art
·         Make proposals for technology development
·         Give technical support for the decision making related to wind turbine control and performances
·         Promote the knowledge about Control in the company
 
MOBILITY
 
·         Possible initial training period in Spain, 3 to 6 months
·         Afterwards approx. 2 - 3 travels to Spain per year, 1-2 weeks period each
 

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