Data Engineer - Humberside

  • Operational Performance - Humberside
  • 28 days holiday, 10 days Bank Holidays, Double match pension scheme, Healthcare cashback scheme
  • Ref: 221
  • Date Posted: Tuesday 7 Jan 2020

Data Engineer

Location: Grimsby

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is one of a number of Catapults set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK.

With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, and regional facilities in Hull, Grimsby, Levenmouth, Wales and Cornwall.  We are delivering the UK’s largest clean growth opportunity by accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in offshore renewable energy. Our unique facilities, research and engineering capabilities bring together industry and academia and drive innovation, focusing on three main areas: testing and validating offshore renewable energy technologies; research & innovation; improving the operational performance of the existing fleet of offshore renewable energy infrastructure.

What is the role?

We are currently looking for a Data Engineer within our Operational Performance directorate, to join our Data & Digitalisation Team. Within this role you will provide data management, analyse large data sets from mainly offshore wind farms and facilitate data-drive joint industry projects.

What are the key responsibilities?

  • Proposing innovative ways data engineering can be applied to improve the offshore renewables industry to feed into development of new projects and services.
  • Review and optimise existing Python scripts for gathering raw wind turbine data and automating the process of generating KPIs for benchmark systems.
  • Develop new scripts, with a focus on Python, as required by the various innovation projects our team are delivering. A current project requirement involves systematic wind turbine power curve analysis to identify and quantify aerodynamic performance degradation.
  • Using various methods to extract insights from different data sources and visualise these findings.
  • Management of existing SQL databases and information systems that underpin ORE Catapult projects, products and services. This involves influencing database design and managing permissions.
  • Continuous improvement of team processes for data acquisition, verification, modelling and analytics.
  • Technical supplier and product delivery management to oversee the end to end process of design, implementation, testing and system integration of information systems.
  • Produce high quality technical reports or documentation as appropriate to the role and follow quality procedures for their release. Furthermore, support the quality assurance process for deliverables created by others in the organisation.
  • Represent ORE Catapult at industry forums, demonstrating capability, competency and experience to stakeholders.
  • Provide data engineer expertise to support ongoing public and privately funded projects and research.

What do I need to qualify for this role?


  • A degree or equivalent in a computer science or data engineering or equivalent discipline, or HND/HNC/apprenticeship supplemented with experience

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Experience either applying data engineering in any industrial domain or working in the relevant specific field of wind farm performance analysis
  • Knowledge of Python programming for the purposes of data analysis
  • Be able to demonstrate experience in design, management and application of SQL databases
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Customer facing capability and able to forge strong relationships
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Experience handing and processing operations data from offshore wind farms including SCADA, alarms, CMS, work orders etc would be beneficial but not essential.


We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an ever-growing innovative company at the leading edge of green technology.  Our working environment is open, inspiring and multicultural, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development.

In return, an excellent remuneration package is offered which includes attractive basic salary, pension, bonus, and subsidised health care saving scheme.

Closing Date: 21st January 2020

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.