Shell Researcher Offshore Wind (Turbine) in Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States of America
Job Family Group:
Research and Development
Posting Start Date:
May 13, 2022
Projects and Technology
Where you fit in –
As Offshore Wind Turbine Engineer, sitting within the team that drives the Offshore Wind Innovation Program of Shell, you’ll play a key role in identifying novel wind turbine technologies and translating these to become value-adding for our business. You’ll team up with senior wind turbine, yield and O&M experts to jointly work on the program.
What’s the role -
To support the Offshore Wind Innovation Program, you’re expected to be a team player that is curious to explore and test, but also able to mature and develop such a concept to the level where it can be handed over to the business.
More specific duties include:
Support in wind turbine technology reviews, such as in-depth Technical Due Diligence efforts on future turbine types
Coordinate the development of wind turbine aero-elastic models
Draft and test processes that leverage loads modelling expertise into advanced services for wind farm project development and operations
Help drive further improvements in wind turbine concept modelling, notably in areas of turbine loads and wind farm layout optimization
Identify wind turbine technology innovations, quantify their risk-reward profile and advise on the appropriate Shell position
Supporting Shell’s ongoing external technology collaborations, such as the Offshore Wind Accelerator, GROW Offshore Wind, the Floating Wind JIP, and the US National Offshore Wind R&D consortium.
Providing technical support for Shell Ventures wind energy related investments.
This is a role that’s going to stretch your natural communication skills. As you drive business-centred new innovation and nurture collaborative and trustworthy strategic partnerships with a dynamic range of internal and external stakeholders, across the Renewables & Energy Solutions business and beyond.
Skills and Requirements
What we need from you -
A legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
PhD degree (or equivalent) in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics (or similar) or a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the same areas plus several years of relevant experience
At least 3 years experience in Wind Turbine Generator loads modelling
Strong team player whilst also ability to act autonomously
Work effectively with 3rd parties
Build effective working relationship with the Renewables Wind business
Develop effective relationships with external stakeholders and experts on a working level
Application of your technical expertise and knowledge in a business environment.
Intimacy with wind turbine loads modelling software packages.
Experience with engineering workflows that deploy wind turbine loads modelling
Experience in conceptual design of wind turbine platforms
Familiarity with technology aspects of wind project development and asset management
Understanding of wind turbine design and manufacturing, from gearbox and generator, to main bearings and blades.
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