Services Operability Engineer
The Services Engineering team is responsible for the overall systems engineering of projects related to the RePower, PowerUp, and Upgrades of wind turbines. This global engineering role supports design, implementation, & validation of dynamic and operational control systems to meet product needs. The Services Operability Engineer will optimize turbine performance, operability and controls related to the turbine operational loading, system response, and interoperability requirements.
Roles and Responsibilities
Develop and optimize control algorithms and define parameters that increase turbine performance, lower mechanical loading, and at the same time allow the turbine to run with high availability and reliability
Implement control algorithms and parameters in the simulation environment and turbine control system according to product requirements.
Investigate and analyze complex controls and turbine dynamics issues occurring in the fleet of installed turbines. Develop and implement corrective actions.
Collaborate with the Loads and Systems teams to analyze the impact of the operability strategy on the mechanical loads of the turbine in simulation and through the evaluation of measurement data.
Provide wind turbine operability expertise through all phases of product development from requirements definition through design and development, validation, and product life-cycle support.
Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data using reports, records, and letters.
Support innovation for wind turbine Services New Product Introduction (NPI) solutions that improve customer value.
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical, Electrical, Controls or related Engineering discipline
Strong technical background with a physics-based approach to understanding & solving technical problems
Skilled in designing, using, and analyzing MATLAB/Simulink model diagrams
Working knowledge & experience in wind or other power controls systems
Technical strength in problem identification, analysis, and resolution
Experience with modeling, simulation, and calibration tools used in wind turbine control system development
Experience with loads and controls simulation of wind turbines
Knowledge of at least one programming language such as C or Delphi
Proactive and open approach to learning and expanding role scope
Effective communication skills – verbal, written, and creating/developing and delivering presentations
Proactive team player with strong interpersonal skills
High level of proficiency in using Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
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