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Condition Monitoring Engineer, Kings Langley or Glasgow

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 license

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Posted: 04/02/2019

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Full-Time, Permanent

Type of Role: Engineering, Technical