Condition Monitoring Engineer

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We are searching for an experienced Condition Monitoring Engineer at our Glasgow or Kings Langley Office.

 

Do you want to work to make Power for Good? 

We’re the world’s largest independent renewable energy company. We’re driven by a simple yet powerful vision: to create a future where everyone has access to affordable, zero carbon energy.

We know that achieving our ambitions would be impossible without our people. Because we’re tackling some of the world’s toughest problems, we need the very best people to help us. They’re our most important asset so that’s why we continually invest in them.

RES is a family with a diverse workforce, and we are dedicated to the personal professional growth of our people, no matter what stage of their career they’re at. We can promise you rewarding work which makes a real impact, the chance to learn from inspiring colleagues from across a growing, global network and opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

Our competitive package offers rewards and benefits including pension schemes, flexible working, and top-down emphasis on better work-life balance. We also offer private healthcare, discounted green travel, 25 days holiday with options to buy/sell five days per annum, enhanced family leave and four volunteering days per year so you can make an impact somewhere else.

The Role

Condition Monitoring Engineers provide engineering expertise to the O&M and Asset Management teams informing on the condition of the operating plant to promote plant maintenance at lowest cost and lost production. Your role is specialist, involving analysis of operational data, principally vibration data, often with SCADA and oil data to provide the best diagnosis and prognosis for the operational plant, enabling highest revenue and profit for clients and RES whilst managing risk.

The team of Condition Monitoring Engineers work as part of the Support Services department in cooperation with the Asset Management, Site and Operational teams. They provide knowledge to assist with effective operation and maintenance of operational plant, working closely with O&M providers, internal support teams and asset owners. The role may require working at height and a willingness to travel within UK and Europe.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct monitoring, analysis and reporting of the generating assets using various techniques (vibration, electrical, fluid, SCADA data, inspection)
  • Diagnose issues with performance and developing failures and provide appropriate engineering recommendations for minimising cost and lost production
  • Provide technical and engineering support to operational wind farm management teams
  • Work with other team members to develop diagnosis algorithms and methods to detect different failure modes associated with generating plant
  • Develop prognosis techniques for improving estimates for the time to failure for defective components
  • Record contribution to RES and our clients from the delivery of the service to inform on investment decisions, demonstrate value, retain focus on the most appropriate methods, improve accuracy, focus on upscaling and reduce cost
  • Research, evaluate and recommend new and improved methods for condition monitoring of generating plant with a view on advising best practice for RES and its clients
  • Evaluate the methods, software and platforms used for fleet analysis, storage of data etc. and provide advice for improvements, investment and increased data security
  • Support life extension and end of warranty inspection campaigns

Knowledge

  • Understanding of typical drivetrain failure modes and troubleshooting procedures, root cause analysis (RCA) and FMEA
  • Understanding of how the physical aspects of drivetrain failures manifest in condition monitoring data
  • Understanding of monitoring equipment hardware, networks and data flow from sensor to database
  • Knowledge of change management and/or lean techniques Knowledge of contracts

Skills

  • Investigative nature– naturally inquisitive and solution focused
  • Data mining and programming in languages such as SQL & Python
  • Analysis and troubleshooting using CMS systems such as TCM, SKF and BKV
  • Ability to manage several projects and high workloads with demanding timescales
  • Ability to work as part of a team, both leading and as a key member, influencing decisions and reacting positively to challenges
  • Excellent communication skills promoting effective discussion and transfer of information between areas of the business and turbine manufacturers or site teams
  • Strong reporting and presentation skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Office packages

Experience

  • At least 12 months experience in condition monitoring and vibration analysis preferred
  • Familiar with the concept of Fourier transforms and working within the frequency and time domains
  • Experience of continuous improvement and engineering model development
  • Experience in design or operation of generating plant
  • Experience in or detailed knowledge of wind turbine design, including design for reliability

Qualifications

  • Degree qualified mechanical or electrical engineer, physics or maths
  • BINDT Vibration Analyst or equivalent Cat 1 & Cat 2 preferred
  • UK driving license

Please note all applications must include a CV and a cover letter (no more than two pages) telling us how you meet the role criteria.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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