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Job Description

Faststream's client is an award-winning ocean energy company. Their innovative Wave conversion device delivers environmentally friendly, large scale energy for national electricity grids.

Their device is the largest capacity wave energy converter worldwide, ten years in development, it is ready to meet the survivability challenge of the hostile ocean environment so shortly they will deploy their first full scale device into the waters off Pembrokeshire. This comes at a time when the floating offshore wind market is emerging. Pairing wave energy with offshore wind has the potential to be a game changer, helping to ramp up the deployment of Gigawatts of floating offshore wind to meet net zero targets by 2050.
The Role...
They are expanding their team to support ambitious growth plans so are seeking a Numerical Modelling Engineer
with experience of hydrodynamic modelling to join a small but agile and highly motivated modelling team. The successful candidate would be ideally UK based, but for the right person another worldwide location would be considered as the role could be performed on an entirely remote basis. They should expect to travel from time to time for team collaboration.
The role is wide ranging, and responsibilities include, preparing and running simulations using a Matlab based in-house Performance Model, interpreting results, writing reports, verifying results against commercially available
hydrodynamic software, and validating against tank testing data. You will also be developing the in-house code to add
functionality, post-processing routines and integrating with commercially available software and running commercial
software for mooring and hydrodynamic simulations. Involvement in wave tank testing campaigns and full-scale real data analysis are expected activities. It is vital that you can work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders in a virtual world to ensure effective interfacing for the delivery of the companies many projects.
The Person...
My client believes that to achieve great things, you need great people, who share their vision for a cleaner, greener future and who enjoy their work and working together. The successful candidate will likely hold at least a Bachelors Degree in naval architecture, hydrodynamics, mechanical engineering, mathematics or physics and have at least three years' experience of Orcaflex simulation and Matlab code development. Experience with WAMIT, Nemoh, and Multisurf would be advantageous.
The Reward...
You will be given the freedom to innovate and to develop a wide range of new skills to deliver critical parts of the project in collaboration with the remainder of the team. Your knowledge and strong analytical skills, quality control, organisational and communication skills will ensure the successful development of their technology. This role brings the opportunity to join a growing company whose wave farms can be deployed in coastal locations throughout the world and offers the candidate involvement in creating renewable energy solutions with a positive impact on our environment and community.