Role Summary :
The validation engineer works in a global, digital-industrial environment and is dedicated to the quality assurance and validation of wind turbine control systems.
This role provides first-hand knowledge of wind turbines and wind turbine controls system design.
It also provides exposure to remote fleet level management of thousands of installed wind turbines, as well as the controls software development and configuration management processes.
Essential Responsibilities :
Primary responsibilities include simulation testing and validation of controls systems software releases, as well as customer issues resolution.
Occasionally, the engineer might be called to support controls software development activities, with requirements gathering, algorithm development of controls features, documentation of software design, computer / lab simulations, and field validation tests.
Perform controls software builds
Simulate and validate controls software releases
Download and test physical wind turbines
Troubleshoot controls software issues and provide resolution
Support Controls configuration management activities
Contribute to controls software release planning and perform coordination
Support validation tools and methods development
Provide timely customer support
Maintain control of the safety aspects of the wind turbine as software and electrical components change.
Qualifications / Requirements :
BS / MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar field wif Renewable Energy emphasis preferred.
3-5 years experience relevant to design, validation of controls software, preferably in wind turbine systems.
2 years experience developing software in MATLAB / Simulink
Proven experience wif working in a global, cross-functional team.
Demonstrated team player wif strong communication skills.
Some knowledge of wind turbine generator physical principals.
Desired Characteristics :
Broad technical knowledge of wind turbines.
Experience in modeling, controls, dynamics, testing, and design of wind turbines.
Skilled in control system design for wind turbine applications, including advanced controls.
Experienced in modeling and simulating wind turbines in computer simulation codes, such as ADAMS, Bladed, Flex5, and FAST, Simulink or equivalent industry simulation tools.
Experienced in validation of wind turbine simulation codes in comparison to measurement data.
Experienced in performing analysis and evaluation of loads data and measurement sensors.
Experience wif GE Mark VIe controller.
Experience wif wind turbine monitoring, control and automation hardware and software.
Understanding of electric utility transmission and distribution systems.