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Wind Farm Maintenance Advanced Scheduling (KTP Associate) 577567

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Engineering - Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Location: Glasgow
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus £6,000 training and development budget.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024
Job Ref: 420444
 

This role will involve defining and creating new offerings related to wind turbine maintenance, risk-based scheduling and data driven failure prediction.

Term: Fixed Term (36 months)
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in partnership with Turner Iceni (https://www.turnericeni.com/) are seeking to appoint a KTP Associate to work in the areas of wind turbine operation and maintenance planning, risk-based maintenance scheduling and data driven failure prediction. The post will be predominantly based at the Turner Iceni site in Glasgow with visits to the University of Strathclyde campus.

Turner Iceni, part of the privately owned and funded Turner Group of Companies head quartered in Glasgow, operate as an established provider of managed work-packages into wind sector projects. Turner Iceni benefit from over 10 years’ experience in delivering services to the on and offshore wind markets. Specialities include the provision of O&M turbine services, asset management including condition monitoring, inspection works and other associated services. Turner Iceni have been involved in every stage of the wind farm life cycle. Their number one business objective of delivering safe and time/cost efficient solutions to their clients using cutting edge technology/service methods.

The KTP will focus on delivering a system optimised in the prediction of certain fault types and to further enhance condition monitoring systems to prepare and schedule part replacement before catastrophic failure. The system will reduce operating and maintenance costs for asset owners through the utilisation of an optimal repair schedule.

The project is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme that aims to help businesses to innovate and grow by working with UK universities. Successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects are funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and are part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. To find out how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position please visit: www.ktpws.org.uk

The position also offers the KTP Associate the following benefits:

£2,000 per year to spend on personal training

  • Opportunity of a permanent position with the company; 70% of host companies make a permanent job offer to their Associate at the end of the project
  • Take on a role that bridges academia and business
  • Apply your academic knowledge to a real life challenge
  • Gain a further professional qualification
  • You’ll ‘own’ your own project, linked to both a university and a business whose experienced teams will provide you with full support. Applying academic knowledge to a real world challenge, this is a chance to deliver impact and shape your career.
  • Dedicated coaching, mentoring and personal development, as you manage your own personal training budget

To be considered for the role you will be expected to have Hons/MSc/PhD in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or computer science, or significant relevant experience in addition to relevant Hons/MSc degree. For a full list of role requirements please see the person specification below.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr James Carroll, (j.carroll@strath.ac.uk).

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