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28 Apr 2017

Permanent Graduate Engineer – Asset Integrity – Offshore Wind

workingsmart – Posted by workingsmart UK - East Kent

Job Description

Location: UK – East Kent

Job Status: Permanent

Start Date: ASAP

Interview Date: ASAP

Open To: EU Nationals or UK work permit holders

Job Overview: A leading renewable energy consortium seeks a Graduate Engineer to work within their Asset Integrity Team. As a trainee, you will undertake both formal and on the job training aimed at developing your technical capability. The Asset Integrity Team will focus on maximizing production, increasing operational safety and reducing operational costs of large offshore multi-megawatt wind turbines. Applicants are invited with a degree in Engineering (preference for Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Control or Manufacturing/Production) and the enthusiasm and willingness to learn on the job. This role is ideal for newly graduated candidates who want to develop their knowledge and experience of technical, operational and commercial matters. This is a great opportunity to join a growing Company working on one of the largest windfarms in the world.

The Company is a consortium of three leading renewable energy companies set up specifically to manage the construction and maintenance of a large offshore wind farm in the Kent area. The wind farm has 175 turbines and has a total capacity of 630 megawatts.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Lead Engineer– Asset Integrity Team this role encompasses many functions including:
• Become competent in the Company’s services, work flows and practices.
• Undertake formal and on the job training.
• Develop the capability to use analytical and statistical tools to mine data and identify trends, – use this data to create reports.
• Liaise with technical experts across Contractors, Suppliers and Service Providers.
• Support the introduction and integration of maintenance management and other data handling and reporting systems.
• Participate in the development of reporting, automated data-mining, analysis and preventative maintenance tools.
• Report on asset and operational performance.

This is an exciting and challenging role for a newly graduated engineer looking to develop a career within the renewable energy industry. The role will provide great exposure to an array of duties such as: data-mining, trend analysis, proactive fault diagnosis, undertaking complex or systemic failure investigations and reporting on all elements of individual WTG or whole park operational performance.

Preferences: The successful candidate will have:
• Engineering Degree (i.e. Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Control or Manufacturing/Production) from an accredited university essential.
• Undergraduate/Postgraduate work experience within a power generation or renewable industry advantageous.
• Flexible and willing to learn complex new systems from scratch.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage and work effectively with team players from various cultures.
• Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel highly desired.
• Highly motivated, self-starting individual who can manage their own time and deliver to tight project deadlines.
• Highly analytical/methodical – the ability to understand the problem, the tools available and to deliver the solution.
• Solution-orientated with the ability to analyse large volumes of data and produce detailed technical reports.
• Data-oriented, comfortable extracting information from a variety of sources.
• Proactive, flexible and dedicated team player, able to achieve goals.

Package: An attractive salary commensurable for a graduate is on offer dependent on skills and experience.

To apply for this job:
1) Go to the Web Site, Select ‘Oil and Renewable Energy Jobs” and “Review Job” and “Apply”. If not registered, please do so. Make sure you upload your CV and submit a Cover Letter.
2) Email with the job title/reference and enclose your CV and Cover Note. Our preference is for the above process as this email may take longer for review.

PS. Your Cover Letter in support of your application, should outline a) why you feel you may be particularly suited to this position (i.e. relevant skills/experience and education) b) your availability and c) your salary expectations.

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Job Categories: Shorebased. Job Types: Permanent. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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