Electrical Research Engineer
Posted on Jun 10, 2019 by CV-Library
We are Dart Recruitment and we have offices in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, we recruit for many local businesses and we have an excellent opportunity for an Electrical Research Engineer based near our local office in Pembroke Dock.
Our Client works in the Offshore Renewable Energy Sector and is creating a Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE) which will work with Welsh Universities and with the Marine Energy Test Area, to deliver innovation projects on behalf of Welsh companies, to demonstrate, verify and validate new technologies.
The Research and Disruptive Innovation (RDI) team lead our Client’s search and development of future technologies. Carrying out foresighting, road mapping and thought leadership, the RDI team identify cross-sector solutions and carry out research, development and demonstration to de-risk new technologies. There is a strong focus on enabling high growth potential SMEs to enter the sector through technology assessment, identification of funding (public and private), test services and growth through commercialisation of new products and services
We are looking for an Electrical engineer to join the RDI department as part of a small technical team to support innovation projects, involving design, specification and construction of small prototypes of components, subassemblies and full products for the marine energy sector.
The successful candidate will have experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and will be experienced in electrical systems and applications in a marine environment. Experience of designing and implementing data collection systems, sensor integration and battery-power systems in a marine environment would be an advantage.
Support and promote Health & Safety, Environment & Quality as core business principles within an OHSAS 18001, ISO14001, ISO9001, ISO17025 environment.
Maintain currency of knowledge of latest renewable and other relevant technologies, standards, engineering good practice and the application of these in a research and commercial environment.
Improve processes and systems and proactively create them where they are needed and do not exist to ensure all the Client’s engineering activities (research and commercial) operate in line with, or above, industry good practice.
Develop innovative commercial and research projects in line with the Client’s goals and objectives.
Develop and disseminate engineering knowledge of wind, wave and tidal sectors within the Client’s business and to key external stakeholders.
Represent the Client at industry forums, demonstrating capability, competency and experience to stakeholders.
Work with other business functions independently and as part of a multi-functional project team to develop key Knowledge Areas.
Provide input to financial models, to ensure understanding of levers for reducing LCOE
Fulfil role of representative for engineering activities within a multi-functional project team to develop and deliver projects, programmes, testing and testing facility development and associated deliverables
Provide specialist technical support as necessary to the commercial and research activities including, but not limited to, engineering design, tender preparation/evaluation, budget preparation/review and customer and supplier interface.
Ensure all MEECE projects, programmes and tests are developed and delivered in line with agreed project plans and the Client’s processes and procedures.
Where appropriate, populate and maintain design and project records relating to engineering activities and project work in accordance with the Client’s processes and procedures.
Where appropriate, review team member reporting, design, specification, drawing, results or other work within areas of competency and in accordance with the Client’s processes and procedures.
Any other duties that may reasonably be required from time to time to deliver The Client’s objectives.
Apart from a salary of £38 – 45k, our Client’s generous package also offers:
28 days holidays and 9 days bank holidays
Annual Discretionary Bonus – up to 10% salary
Double match DC pension scheme – employee contribution 3% 4% or 5% Employer contribution 6% 8% or 10%
Cashback health scheme
Life Assurance – 4 x annual salary
Educated to at least degree level in, electrical engineering.
Chartered Engineer or equivalent.
Sound knowledge of electrical engineering in a marine environment.
Motivated and strong team player, working individually, within and across multi-functional project teams.
Knowledge of and the application of good practice engineering design procedures
Familiarity with advanced specialist engineering software in an inter-disciplinary
Excellent interpersonal skills. Desirable:
Good understanding of H&S legislation applicable to offshore operations.
Experience of working in OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 17025 environments