Job: Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Position description

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is reponsible for the development, design and system integration of mechanical drivetrain for the 2 bladed turbine platform >10MW, and is member of the engineering team reporting to the Team Leader Mechanical Systems

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Drive the design process of the mechanical power train for the 2 bladed turbine platform >10MW. Setup of functional requirements for the mechanical systems and components, organize technical reviews with the engineering team, drive and force design decision.
  • Analyse and evaluate design driving loads for the main mechanical components in interaction with the loads and control team. Execution of shadow calculations (stresses and deformation, thermal and hydraulic).
  • Establish technical cooperation with main mechanical system suppliers and clarify technical requirements and delivarables.
  • Review and approve component and assembly drawings and documentation like design reports, specifications, installation-, operation- and maintenance manuals, deviation lists and non-conformity reports
  • Set up main requirements for secondary systems like cooling or hydraulic and keep track on their development and integration.
  • Support certification activities.
  • Support activities during commissioning and operation.
  • Actively work together with Sourcing-, CAD-, Electrical- and Loads and Control department within 2-B Energy.

Education

Advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Engineering (mechanical, civil, aerospace) or other closely related fields.

Knowledge and working experience

  • Professional experience in the wind industry for at least 3 years.
  • Experience in the role of mechanical system or component owner.
  • Sound knowledge in mechanical systems (gears, bearings, braking and locking systems, hydraulic systems, cooling systems, electromechanical systems, bolted connections).
  • Knowledge in aerodynamics and mechanical/electrical drivetrain behaviour.
  • Knowledge in turbine power performance and loads measurements and sensoring.
  • Practical experience in commissioning and/or operation of wind turbines.
  • Practical experience in working with certification bodies (e.g. DNVGL).

Software skills

  • Deep knowledge and experience with CAD systems (SolidWorks).
  • Good knowledge in FEA tools (Ansys).
  • Knowledge and programming experience, e.g. in Excel, VBA, C++, Matlab, Python

Personal skills

  • The candidate must have good organizational and communication skills and must be able to work within an international, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Strong sense of responsibility.
  • Self-starter and pro-active problem solver.

Language skills

  • English (Fluently written and spoken)
  • Dutch (beneficial)
  • German (beneficial)