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The Senior Loads Engineer is responsible for load calculations and optimisation considering the implementation of specific control strategies for the 2 bladed turbine platform development >10MW, and is member of the engineering team reporting to the Team Leader Loads and Control.
Tasks and responsibilities
Modelling of wind turbines in aero-elastic codes (e.g. Bladed, FAST) including detailed aerodynamic and structural blade data, and mechanical and electrical drive train characteristics.
Set up and run standard or site-specific load calculations according to relevant IEC- and DNVGL-standards including full documentation ready for certification.
Postprocess, analyse and evaluate loads in interaction with component owners and design processes.
Contribute to development of control strategies and optimisation for load reduction and performance enhancement.
Support certification activities related to loads and turbine control.
Support activities during commissioning and operation.
Advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, aerospace) or other closely related fields.
Knowledge and working experience
Professional experience in the wind industry for at least 3 years.
Expert in simulation and evaluation of wind turbine loads.
Sound knowledge and turbine control and safety strategies.
Sound knowledge of aerodynamics and mechanical/electrical drivetrain behaviour.
Knowledge in turbine power performance and loads measurements and sensoring.
Practical experience with commissioning and/or operation of wind turbines.
Practical experience in working with certification bodies (e.g. DNVGL).
Deep knowledge and experience with load calculation software (GH Bladed).
Knowledge and programming experience in e.g. C, C++, Matlab, Python.
Knowledge and programming experience Excel; VBA.
Knowledge and programming experience with PLC programming is beneficial.
The candidate must have good organizational and communication skills and must be able to work within an international, multi-disciplinary team.