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The Structural Engineer is reponsible for the development and design of support structures for the 2 bladed turbine platform >10MW, and is member of the engineering team reporting to the Manager Engineering.
Tasks and responsibilities
Conceptual design of support structures (offshore towers, nacelle mainframe, secondary structures) for the 2 bladed turbine platform >10MW. Detailed design and verification of structural integrity (strength, stability, fatigue) including reports ready for certification.
Analyse and evaluate design driving loads for the structural components in interaction with the loads and control team.
Establish technical cooperation with main suppliers and clarify technical requirements and delivarables. Review and approve drawings and supplier’s documentation.
Support certification activities and activities during production and installation.
Actively work together with Sourcing-, CAD- and Loads and Control department within 2-B Energy.
Advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Engineering (mechanical, civil, aerospace) or other closely related fields.
Knowledge and working experience
Professional experience in the wind industry with focus on support structures.
Sound know-how in FE tools and capability to assess FEA results.
Deep knowledge in design of steel structures and welded/bolted joints including strength, stability and fatigue calculation.
Good knowledge in design of offshore specific structures including load application, foundation variants and soil-interaction.
Experience in application of DNVGL standards and Eurocode 3 series. Practical experience in working with certification bodies.
Good knowledge in wind turbine technology, materials and production processes (welded and casted parts) and basic offshore installation logistics.
Deep knowledge in structural design tools (FEA, Ansys).
Good knowledge in CAD systems (SolidWorks).
Knowledge and basic programming experience, e.g. in Excel, VBA, Matlab, Python.
The candidate must have good organizational and communication skills and must be able to work within an international, multi-disciplinary team.