reactietermijn vacature verstreken - Junior Consultant Operations and Maintenance Wind Energy
Energie Onderzoekscentrum Nederland

ECN is the largest research center in the Netherlands in the field of energy. ECN develops high-quality knowledge and technology for the transition to sustainable energy management and ECN introduces this knowledge and technology to the market. Our focus is on energy conservation, sustainable energy and an efficient and clean use of fossil fuels.

The unit

ECN Wind Energy holds a leading international position in the field of wind energy research. A convenient truth: the wind energy sector has been growing exponentially over the last decades and will continue this growth in the next decades as it is the only emission free bulk renewable electricity option that can be implemented in the short term at relatively low cost. The activities at ECN Wind Energy focus on offshore wind power plants and should lead to a reduction in cost of energy (CoE) of offshore wind power and, related to this, increased return on investment (ROI) for offshore wind power plants. Together with (inter)national partners, ECN Wind Energy develops knowledge and technology that will help the wind industry to innovate, and thus reduce the CoE. Clients of ECN Wind Energy are wind farm developers, constructors, operation & maintenance companies, and the Dutch government. ECN has its own wind turbine test location in Wieringermeer with various turbines for experimental research. The unit has approximately 50 employees.

The position Junior Consultant Operations and Maintenance

You will develop tools and knowledge to optimise the operation and maintenance (O&M) strategies for offshore wind farms. You will carry out O&M analyses for ECN's clients using the developed models and software and contribute to the R&D projects in this field. You will work with our hardware and software for monitoring wind turbine loads at low costs, such as the patented Fibre Optic Blade Monitoring system and our innovative Fleet Leader concept. You will analyse operational data of offshore wind farms in close collaboration with our clients in order to improve their O&M strategies.

The work will be performed in multidisciplinary project teams where you will contribute by performing applied research and reporting the results, focused on meeting the needs of ECN's clients. You will co-operate with industrial partners and research institutes, both national and international. Acquisition of new projects for the O&M group belongs to your tasks as well. You will translate client's needs into suitable (advice) projects. Within the group you will experience space for personal and professional grow and feel that many responsibilities will be part of your junior position.

Your profile

You have the wish to contribute to the growth and innovation of sustainable energy. You have an academic degree, preferably in the area of mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, or aeronautics. You have some experience in the area of operations and maintenance of (offshore) wind farms. You are an initiator and able to perform your work in an autonomous way, while keeping focus on both the co-operation and the results within your projects. You have strong communication skills and are able to present yourself in English and preferably in Dutch. You have experience with project management and working directly with clients. Some travelling is part of your job.

Information and application

For more information please contact Mrs. P. Oldengarm - Senior Manager Wind Energy Systems tel. 0224 - 564185 or by e-mail

You are invited to apply before November 18th 2013 through the link below.

Acquisition based on this job opening is not appreciated.

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vacature geplaatst op 23 Nov 2013 door Energie Onderzoek Centrum Nederland



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