RD Engineer - Power Systems Analysis

Research & Disruptive Innovation - Glasgow or Blyth

Ref: 416 Date Posted: 03 August 2022

Are you a R&D Engineer?

Do you want to work for the UK’s leading Technology, Innovation and Research Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy?


Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is recruiting a R&D Engineer - Power Systems Analysis at the sites in Blyth or Glasgow, to support R&D project delivery as part of ORE Catapult's wider applied research portfolio.

The role will be focused on delivering R&D projects involving power systems analysis and optimisation activity, working with other core team members and specialists.

What will I do?

  • Develop and deliver R&D and advisory projects, including electrical power systems analysis and innovative solution development
  • Work with leading technology developers, academics and industry end-users in the ORE sector
  • Establish and maintain technical relationships with key stakeholders both nationally and internationally
  • Produce high quality technical reports, publications and articles and use these in internal meetings and at world leading external events and conferences


What are we looking for?

  • Knowledge of electrical transmission and distribution systems
  • Knowledge of power systems modelling, analysis and optimisation
  • Experience of research in industry in a relevant discipline
  • Experience of using DigSilent, EPTA, DSATools or similar software
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Scientific subject, or equivalent experience
  • Someone who is comfortable working in both a well-defined and more abstract environment

What do we offer?

  • Salary around £40k, depending on experience
  • Flexibility on office location and some working at home
  • 38 days holidays including flexible bank holidays and an option to buy 5 days extra
  • Open working environment with great potential for development
  • Pension, annual bonus, life assurance and health care scheme as standard



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.

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