Wind Turbine Analysis Engineer

4 days left

Woking, GU22
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 23, 2022
Wind Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
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Petrofac is currently looking to recruit a Wind Turbine Analysis Engineer on a permanent basis, based in Woking, UK.

Are you an experienced offshore wind turbine analyst? To support our continued growth in the offshore wind industry, Petrofac is rapidly expanding the breadth and depth of our services in this key developing market. Petrofac's Engineering & Consultancy Services (ECS) team in Woking is therefore looking to add to its team of talented engineers in support of a growing workload into exciting new markets and sectors.

Whether working at the design stage to find the optimum solution, or supporting in-service assets to safely extend life, we undertake expert analysis of structures using advanced engineering software tools or traditional hand calculations. We support a wide portfolio of work, from the rapidly evolving new energy market, to ensuring that the best value can safely be obtained from existing assets.

This range results in a varied, interesting and technically challenging role that would suit someone with a background in the analysis of offshore wind turbines, the flexibility to adapt to performing advanced analysis on a range of structures, and the drive to perform in a fast-paced, consultancy environment.

What we do

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world's leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for the energy industries. Our comprehensive and tailored service offering covers each stage of the project life cycle and a variety of commercial models, giving our clients the flexibility, they need.

Equal Opportunities

We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

Petrofac is striving to develop a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can contribute. We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who form part of underrepresented groups. Applications are also welcome from candidates who want to discuss flexible working or job-sharing requests.

The Role

You'll provide expert analysis for wind turbines and provide support to the design of new fixed and floating offshore structures, perform critical support and structural troubleshooting to in-service assets, and use your integrity assessment skills to tackle a broad range of consultancy challenges.

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this role will have:
  • A good Mechanical, Structural or similar engineering master's degree
  • An excellent understanding of the fundamentals of solid mechanics and fatigue of metallic materials
  • Good communication skills combined with an excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • Experience in:
    • Aeroelastic analysis of fixed or floating wind turbines, using Bladed or similar software
    • General-purpose FE software such as Abaqus
  • Chartered Engineer status with a recognised professional institution

It would also be advantageous to have experience in:
  • Offshore analysis software such as DNV Sesam or Orcaflex
  • Analysis of offshore structures
  • Wind turbine analysis on floating foundation
  • Hydrodynamic analysis of floating structures
  • Engineering consultancy
  • Offshore design and assessment codes and recommended practices
  • Nonlinear assessment
  • Dynamic / modal assessment
  • Fatigue of offshore structures
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Structural assessment and appraisal
  • Blast design
  • Fixed and floating structures
  • Python, VBA, Javascript or other programming language used for engineering purposes
  • If you have an appetite for challenging projects and a genuine curiosity to find solutions, get in touch today.

Key Responsibilities
  • Performing analysis of wind turbine and other offshore structures via hand calculation and finite element analysis
  • Performing roles up to and including Lead Engineer on concept and FEED design projects
  • Producing clear and concise consultancy and technical reports
  • Preparing and/or checking specifications, design calculations, drawings and MTOs quickly and efficiently.
  • Petrofac's processes and procedures are key to efficient delivery of projects and you will ensure all outputs are compliant with our ISO accredited quality, project control, safety and integrity procedures
  • Utilising your experience, you will commit to plan work packages reporting progress and forecasting

If you are selected as a potential candidate, we will be in touch.
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