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Validation Engineer

Location: Blyth

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 168017

Our client a renewable energy engineering company based in Blyth is looking for a Validation Engineer to join them on a permanent basis.

Job Role

  • Management of data analysis inputs and outputs to ensure testing processes meet customer requirements and accreditation standards

  • As a new member of the Validation Team, you will use your skills and understanding to develop and deliver commercial test programmes on full size Offshore Renewable Energy devices

  • Accountable for technical leadership of the validation team in supporting the delivery of Offshore Renewable Energy related commercial and research testing activities

  • Management of data analysis inputs and outputs to ensure testing processes meet customer requirements and accreditation standards

  • Responsibility for reviewing the setup of test pieces and supporting equipment/systems within the facility and on site to ensure desired outputs to the customer requirements and necessary standards

  • Provision of data logging, data analysis calculation and simulation skills as necessary to the commercial operations and research activities including, but not limited to, testing, design, development, tender preparation/evaluation, budget preparation/review and customer and supplier interface

  • Develop autonomy for data analysis, simulation, interpretation and presentation related activities within the scope of projects, supporting the overall delivery of projects, processes and improvements

  • Authoring of test reports in line with competence framework

  • Working with internal specialisms to develop and introduce new testing solutions with clients through deep knowledge of our internal capabilities

  • Creation of Traceability Trees and Uncertainty Budgets

  • Provision of data logging, data analysis calculation and simulation skills as necessary to the commercial operations and research activities including, but not limited to, testing, design, development, tender preparation/evaluation, budget preparation/review and customer and supplier interface

Skills/Experience

  • Educated to at least degree level in a relevant discipline

  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills including statistical probability and its application in engineering

  • Ability to “self-start” – proactively identifying problems and suggesting solutions

  • Motivated and strong team player – able to work in collaboration with staff from all disciplines, at all levels of experience and seniority

  • Ability to justify reasoning using sound judgement, written technical authority or theoretical proof

  • Knowledge of and the application of good practice engineering design procedures and tools

  • Experience operating with a solution-oriented attitude; handling complex problems with a pragmatic and inclusive approach

  • Post holder to have good IT skills, preferably with exposure to some numerical manipulation software (such as Excel, SQL, Matlab and Octave), simulation software (such as Bladed and Ansys) and programming languages (such as R, C++, LabVIEW and Python)