Condition Monitoring Engineer

Kings Langley or Glasgow
Res Group
Date advertised:
Job details:

The team of Condition Monitoring Engineers work as part of the Support Services business unit in close cooperation with the Asset Management, Site and Operational teams. They provide expertise and 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 is specialist, involving analysis of operational data, principally vibration data, often in conjunction 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 role may require working at height and a willingness to travel within the UK and Europe.  

Main responsibilities
  • Conduct analysis of the generating assets using various techniques (vibration, electrical, fluid, SCADA data, inspection) and tools to 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 guidelines estimating the time to failure for defective components
  • Record value-add to RES and the client from the delivery of the service to inform on investment decisions, demonstrate value, retain focus on the most appropriate methods, continually improve accuracy, focus on upscaling and drive down cost 
  • Regularly research, evaluate and recommend new and improved methods for condition monitoring of generating plant with a view on advising best practise for RES and its clients
  • Periodically evaluate the methods, software and platform 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.
  • 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 preferred.
  • Investigative nature – naturally inquisitive, proactive, solution focused and has sense of ownership on work
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Data mining and programming in languages such as SQL, Python, VBA and Matlab
  • 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 enabling effective discussion and transfer of information between areas of the business and turbine manufacturers or site teams
  • Strong reporting and presentation.
  • At least 12-18 months' experience in condition monitoring and vibration analysis
  • Familiar with the concept of Fourier transforms and working within the frequency and time domains
  • Previous 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.
  • Degree-qualified mechanical or electrical engineer, physics or maths
  • BINDT Vibration Analysis or equivalent preferred
  • UK driving licence.

Company pension scheme – matching contributions up to 8%
Life assurance
Private healthcare
Bonus Scheme – up to 20% salary
24 days' holiday plus one discretionary day at Christmas plus bank holidays.

Access to:

Cycle to work scheme
Childcare vouchers
Holiday trading
Car lease scheme
Flu vouchers
Eyecare vouchers
Discounts scheme
Season ticket loan
Long service awards
Health screening

Contact details:

Closing date: Friday 2nd February 2018.

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