Senior Development Engineer for advanced wind measurements and analysis

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Ph.d. & forskning
Grønland & Færøerne

Frist 8. april 2020

We are looking for an experienced wind measurement engineer who is capable of taking responsibility for wind scanner measurement field campaigns and can use advanced data handling methods to organise and analyse the data.

DTU Wind Energy are world leaders in wind measurements using systems of scanning lidars. These are specially designed, steerable beam lidars. Synchronised systems of these lidars are used to measure wind turbine inflow and wakes as well as characterising the flow over hills and mountains where wind turbines will be installed. Making good scanning lidar measurements is exceptionally challenging since there are many pitfalls and many complicated systems that all have to work correctly together. Often the lidars have to be installed in remote and challenging locations such as in offshore wind turbine parks. Once the measurements are made, there are usually vast amounts of raw data that have to be handled, quality controlled, analysed and organised so that they can be used by non-specialist researchers. Modern data handling methods such as machine learning provide many new possibilities for data processing and analysis. Introducing and developing such possibilities will also be an important role for this new position. In addition to these challenging tasks, the successful candidate will also be expected to assist with teaching and supervision of students up to PhD level. She or he will also be expected to make significant contributions to seeking both commercial and research funds for our work.

Candidate profile
We are looking for an outstanding measurement engineer with the qualities necessary to take responsibility for making lidar field measurements and also helping us in modernising how we measure, store and analyse data. The successful applicant has many of the following qualifications:

  • Master or PhD degree in a wind-related discipline. Extensive work with field data as part of your degree will be especially highly weighted.
  • At least 4 years experience with field experiments in wind energy, in particular using lidars
  • Ability to deploy, operate, diagnose and repair lidar and scanning lidar systems
  • Technical expertise within measurement engineering in wind energy
  • Programming skills in some of the following areas:
    • Python scientific libraries
    • Labview
    • Unix shell
    • Matlab
  • Experience in analysing large volumes of complex data and creating related software tools
  • Knowledge of and experience in using machine learning techniques
  • Knowledge of and experience in FAIR data principle and practice
  • Ability to develop and manage database systems and computing infrastructure
  • Ability to publish and disseminate technical reports and papers
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring at Master level.

You will work in a team of skilled technicians, development engineers and researchers and have regular contact with many of the engineers and scientists amongst our DTU colleagues as well as our external partners. Your personal qualities should include the following abilities:

  • Getting tasks done, often in adversity
  • Taking responsibility
  • Finding your team role in a given situation
  • Communicating clearly in English
  • Proactivity in self-learning in order to develop new skills
  • Actively seek new challenges and interests
  • Contribute actively to maintaining an excellent team spirit

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The workplace is DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 8 April 2020. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Head of Section, Michael Courtney on +45 2132 7248.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Wind Energy has more than 240 staff members, including 150 academic staff members and approximately 50 PhD students. DTU Wind Energy has a considerable degree of innovation and cooperation with companies and sector associations within the wind industry in Denmark and abroad. The research is conducted within the three main topics wind energy systems, wind turbine technology, and basics for wind energy. DTU Wind Energy is one of the largest and most prominent research institutions within wind energy.

DTU Wind Energy is a world-leading and world-renown university department spearheading many areas of research in wind energy. We have a cosmopolitan staff of around 240 people from over 30 different countries. The Measurement Systems and Methods Section (MEM), where this position will be based, provides the measurement technology core of the department, developing and operating measurement systems for wind and wind turbines in cooperation with many of the other sections in the department. MEM is a highly diverse section comprising skilled technicians, development engineers and researchers. It has a highly professional attitude coupled with an informal and caring team spirit.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

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