Senior R&D Engineer – Electrical Cable Systems

Research & Disruptive Innovation - United Kingdom

Ref: 461 Date Posted: 28 November 2022

Are you an R&D Engineer for electrical cable systems?

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 SENIOR R&D ENGINEER - ELECTRICAL CABLE SYSTEMS for the UK to focus on design and development of electrical cable systems for offshore wind applications.

The role will be a key member of the Electrical Research Team within the Research and Technical Capabilities Directorate

What will I do?

  • Design and develop electrical cable systems for offshore wind applications
  • Focus on solutions for fixed and floating foundations and the wider electrical infrastructure
  • Engage in a diverse mix of R&D activities in collaboration with other members of ORE Catapult
  • 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 research and technical reports, publications and articles and use these in internal meetings and at world leading external events and conferences

What are we looking for?

  • Good knowledge of electrical cable systems e.g. balance of plant, export cables, submarine cable design and/or cable system solutions
  • Degree or relevant qualification in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Strong experience in R&D for industrial applications
  • Working knowledge and utilisation of OrcaFlex, Abaqus, Ansys, COSMOL Matlab/Simulink or equivalent
  • Somebody who is comfortable working in both a well-defined and more abstract environment

What do we offer?

  • Salary around £50k, dependent on experience
  • Flexibility for office location and working at home
  • 38 days holidays including flexible bank holidays and option to buy 5 days extra
  • Pension, annual bonus, life assurance and health care scheme as standard
  • Electric vehicle and bike2work salary sacrifice schemes
  • Open working environment with great potential for career progression and options for Learning and Development
  • Mental Health First Aiders and different groups and networks to support your lifestyle, including an LGBTQ+ community
  • Refer a Friend scheme paying £1500

ORE Catapult understands the importance of ensuring everyone can be heard, valued, is able to put forward ideas and feels part of something bigger. In a company like ours, that's always pushing boundaries on innovation, we believe diversity of our people is key to getting a range of ideas, points of view and different perspectives that ultimately ensures our success as a business. We also understand that some candidates tend to apply only when they tick every box of the criteria stated on an advert. If you don’t tick every box but do feel you have what it takes to be successful in this role, we’d encourage you to still go ahead and make an application.  





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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