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Vacancy: Senior Electrical Engineer

Senior Electrical Engineer
EMEC is an innovation catalyst pioneering the transition to a clean energy future.

EMEC is the world’s leading demonstration facility for testing wave and tidal energy technologies in the sea. Based in Orkney, the centre is also working on R&D projects looking at green hydrogen, floating wind and the decarbonisation of maritime and aviation sectors.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Salary: £54,739 – £60,443 - a market supplement may be available for this post depending on candidate experience and will be negotiated separately to the salary | Type: Permanent post
Location: Orkney, but will negotiate for the right candidate. Relocation costs of up to £8,000 available | Hours: Full and part-time applications welcomed

We are looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer to manage operations of EMEC’s electrical systems, ensuring they meet client requirements and that they are operated to relevant standards.

You will provide a testing service for wave and tidal generating devices owned by EMEC clients, participating independently in technology design reviews and managing clients’ connections to the EMEC electrical system. This will include power performance assessment of said technologies and ensuring the availability of EMEC’s facilities and equipment associated with these tests, including HV electrical connections and a range of measurement systems.

You will work with clients to solve problems of an electrical, technical or data-related nature, and provide performance related data and reports to clients to assist with design and operation of these devices, ensuring data and results are collated, processed and archived in a consistent and accessible manner.

Educated to degree level in electrical or electronic engineering, you will have five years post-graduate experience, with HV and LV electrical systems and a working knowledge of instrumentation and measurement systems.

You will possess strong numeracy and communication skills and be computer and IT literate. A recognised further electrical industry qualification or accreditation would be advantageous, as would specific knowledge of instrumentation and measuring systems and QA systems such as the ISO 9000 series.

You will participate in the on-call Duty Manager roster as required (approx. one week per four).

Do you want to lead the charge in the renewable energy revolution?

Apply now

Thank you for your interest in working at EMEC. Please consider the job description and submit your C.V. to hr@emec.org.uk along with a covering letter explaining how you believe you fit the description for the post.

The following information must also be provided:

  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.
  • Written confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK. Documentation will be requested if you successfully progress to the next stage of our recruitment process.
  • An indication of any times that you will not be available for interview on the anticipated dates below.

For an informal discussion about this post, please call Brendan Brankin on 07511 935021.

All of the relevant documents that are required to apply for this job can be found at the bottom of this page in the downloads section.


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