Wind Turbine Control Engineer

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For our LCP (Loads, Control and Performances) Unit within the Service Technology Engineering department we are looking for new colleagues to work with us in wind-turbine control and operation algorithms. Main mission of LCP control engineers is to ensure proper wind turbine operation and supervision performances (detecting deviations in wind turbine operation algorithms, control and supervision systems, and in the wind turbine control software). This team also will be evaluating, defining and validating solutions to correct and improve the wind turbine on field behaviour.
Control engineers are in charge of definition and specification of control solutions for both, solving control related field problems and for the implementations of new functionalities as a result of technological developments. As part of these control tasks they are also involved in the testing and validation of the control solutions implemented.
This position has a strong interaction with other departments, mainly with software loads and aerodynamics, but also with teams in the mechanical, electrical or SCADA units. The task requires a high integration skill, being able to translate high definition requirements into low level control and software requirements and integrate them within current control definition and with other control and non-control related requirements. As a consequence, the profile counts with an overall understanding of main disciplines involved in wind turbine operation, i.e.: loads, aerodynamics, thermal conditioning mechanics, electrics, and others.
Proper achievement of these functions involves good field data analysis, being able to process wind turbine data and analyze it for identification and resolution of onsite problems and validation of control solutions.
How to contribute to our vision :
  • Prepare definition, modelling and specification of wind turbine control, operation and supervision strategies.
  • Prepare test requirements notes for the validation of the wind turbine control operation and supervision algorithms.
  • Perform wind turbine control algorithms validation and tuning through aeroelastic simulation and hardware in the loop means.
  • Analyse and perform root cause analysis (in case of deviations) of the wind turbine on field control supervision and operation algorithms and prepare proposals of improvements for solving that deviations.
  • Prepare the integration of wind turbine supervisory system into wind turbine control system
  • Encourage and cooperate in the creation, managing and assurance of traceability of wind turbine controller models.
  • Analyse and collaborate in design of control strategies, focus to the optimization of energy production, wind turbine loads reduction, and availability improvement.
  • Cooperate with the team lead in the specification and development of new technical procedures/methodologies or tools needed to improve the team performance and knowledge.
What you need to make a difference:
  • Qualification as Industrial, Telecommunications or Aeronautical engineer, or Physics Degree specialized in Control Systems.
  • Deep background in control theory.
  • Experienced in dynamic systems modelling and simulations, control algorithms design and modelling as well as signal handling and processing for control.
  • Familiar with main sensors and actuators available for wind turbine control, with a domain of their principles of operation as well as their applications within wind turbine control.
  • Relevant technical experience (around 3-5 years) and solid knowledge in automatic control, ideally related to wind turbine and wind farm control.
  • Experience in field data handling for machine operation analysis, ideally wind turbine data analysis, processing data coming from different sensors for problem identification or for validation purposes.
  • Overall knowledge of the main wind turbine systems involved in wind turbine and have the skill of integrating their different control requirements for proper wind turbine operation.
  • Able to translate high level control requirements into low level control and software requirements following standards for specifications of design requirements.
  • Generalist knowledge and experience related to wind turbine and wind farm operation.
  • Knowledge in testing a validation in order to check proper behaviour of control developments.
  • Experience with control safety systems for machine operation, ideally related to wind turbine.
  • Within wind turbine control, previous experience dealing with sub-megawatt variable collective pitch – variable speed control architecture.
  • Understanding of structured backup control code of wind turbines in service.
  • Experience managing parameters databases to instantiate control algorithms for different wind turbine configurations.
  • Familiar with megawatt doubled-feed induction generators and converters for wind turbines in service: DTC, ABB, INGETEAM converters.
  • Scripting of own tools for field data analysis and control tuning.
  • Proactive person, a good team player, persistent and self-driven, with good communication skills.
  • Full professional competence in English.
In return of your commitment, we offer you…
  • Become a part of our mission for sustainability: Clean energy for generations to come
  • A global team of diverse colleagues who share passion for renewable energy
  • Trust and empowerment to make your own ideas reality
  • Personal and professional development to grow internally within our organization
  • Flexible working hours as well as home-office
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Local benefits such as subsided lunch, employee discounts and much more
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