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Job Opportunity: Structural Engineer - Offshore Wind

Location: Bristol, U.K.


Reporting to the Blades Manager, the Structural Engineer will lead the structural design of the tidal turbine blades for the Atlantis group of companies: tasks will include:

• Structural sizing and optimization of composite and metallic structures
• Structural design of tidal turbine blades (& liaising with external consultants as appropriate)
• Development of in-house stress methods and toolsets (static/fatigue sizing, laminate design, bolted joint methods, spar methods etc)
• Developing blade optimization methods and toolsets
• Developing materials databases
• Specification of development and qualification test plans
• Management of structural tests from coupon level to blade level
• Laminate design of blades and root connection
• Specification of production drawings
• Generation of generic repair schemes
• Working on design and manufacture solutions to drive-out cost


The candidate:

The person must be degree qualified and have gained relevant industrial experience which must include:

• structural sizing of composite and metallic structures for load bearing and fatigue critical applications
• development and qualification testing of high value load bearing components
• composite production methods and facilities
• composite design eg laminate layups
• 2d drawings for production environments
• project management and project leadership


The ideal candidate is likely

• To come from a wind turbine, aerospace or naval architecture background
• To be familiar with finite element (FE) methods, preferably ANSYS APDL and Workbench
• To have experience modeling composite structures using FE, preferably ANSYS ACP
• To have programming skills, preferably Matlab, Python, VBA
• To be familiar with DNV-GL design guidelines for offshore wind and tidal turbines
• To be familiar with the design of highly loaded bolted joints according to VDI
• To be a Chartered Engineer or seeking Chartership
• Has at least 5 years relevant experience

For more information on the role please submit, in confidence, on or before 12 February 2016, your curriculum vitae to Robert Bray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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