Power Systems Engineer

Glastonbury, Somerset
08 Feb 2017
23 Mar 2017

Between us we can change the world.  Are you ready to make a difference?

At Wavepower, our vision is to develop technology that harnesses the power of the sea’s waves to produce electricity. When we’ve done so, we’ll sell the energy generated, creating a sustainable and clean way of powering communities.

We're looking for an experienced Power Systems – Balance of Plant Engineer, who has worked on Balance of Plant and substations previously.  You will be responsible for the design, optimisation, installation, commissioning and O&M of the wave farm electrical infrastructure.

Your role:

The key objective of the role is to design and implement a Balance of Plant (BOP) for an offshore wave farm, through working on all phases of engineering developments from clean sheet design to maintaining the wave farm. Some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Investigating different wave farm collector array cable architectures and export cable options.

  • Offshore and onshore substation designs.

  • Specification of electrical equipment.

  • Power system analysis, to include load flow, fault studies, harmonics, flicker and transient stability.

  • Planning and Executing BOP installation, commissioning and O&M

Interested?  Here’s some things you might like to know:

  • We are a fast paced dynamic company, and we need people who are comfortable working in a multidiscipline environment on parallel and sequential tasks.

  • We thrive on continuous improvement, and we hope you will too.

  • Experience in concurrent engineering is going to be important.

  • For this role it will be important that you have previous experience in working on BOP and substations.

  • You’re going to need to have a solid level of understanding in: MV and LV systems, offshore collector array systems, offshore and onshore substations and electrical power equipment in order to be successful in the role.

  • In return for your creativity and commitment, you’ll have the security of our private funding, meaning we can move swiftly to pursue our goals. We don’t have corporate shareholders to keep happy, so we can offer you the freedom to be genuinely innovative.

Our state-of-the-art campus is set in glorious countryside near Glastonbury, in Somerset. It’s a great place to live and work, with fantastic leisure activities right on the door step.  We also provide lunch every day.

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