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Condition Monitoring Engineer - Kings Langley or Glasgow

Based in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire or Glasgow, our Condition Monitoring Engineers provide engineering expertise to the Asset Management and Operations department informing on the condition of the operating plant to enable effective plant maintenance at lowest cost and lost production. 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.

Organisational Context

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 may require working at height and a willingness to travel within UK and Europe.

Key Accountabilities

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 

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 preferred 

Skills

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 

Experience

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 

Qualifications

Degree qualified mechanical or electrical engineer, physics or maths

BINDT Vibration Analysis or equivalent preferred

UK driving licence

 

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Posted: 16/01/2018

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Full-Time, Permanent

Type of Role: Engineering, Generation