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ElectroMagnetic Design Engineer


  • Louth
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 29/03/2013
  • Peter Nunan
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OpenHydro is a technology business that designs and manufactures marine turbines to generate renewable energy from tidal streams. The company's vision is to deploy farms of tidal turbines under the world's oceans - silently and invisibly generating electricity at no cost to the environment. For more information visit

Scope of position:             

We require an Electromagnetic / Electrical Machine Design Engineer with a proactive and flexible attitude, to develop our electrical generator systems.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and development of the electrical generators.
  • Design power conditioning equipment to convert the turbines output.
  • Develop and own the OpenHydro generator design numerical models.
  • Prepare component specifications and liaise with suppliers on procurement.
  • Develop turbine control systems.
  • Ownership of the in-house generator test facilities.
  • Assist the manufacturing department during construction of the electrical generator.

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • Min 5 years electrical engineering postgraduate study and/or work experience in generator design (low voltage)
  • Excellent analytical and general electrical problem solving skills, with a proactive and practical approach.  Emphasis on simplicity of design and operation. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, report writing and team skills.
  • Experience of dealing with external customers and contractors, and must have customer and quality focus in all aspects of work.
  • Ability to cooperate closely with all other departments in the company.

Desirable Experience

  • Postgraduate qualification in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Machines.
  • Experience in the design and construction of electrical machines.
  • Working knowledge of grid compliant power conditioning.
  • Experience of power transmission in a marine environment.
  • Electrical engineering experience in the renewable energy industry.

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