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Metallic Materials Engineering for Wind Turbines
Einsatzort: Norddeutschland – Start: 18.01.2016 – Projektdauer: 35 Wochen


  • To report to the team leader of the metallic structures group as part of the integrated project team.
  • To elaborate according to the planning and quality standards the deliverables of the product development design process: materials specifications, test specifications, test reports, etc.
  • To coordinate and collaborate with wind turbine manufacturing, installation and service engineering groups and to support quality and purchasing departments.
  • Specification of materials for offshore wind turbines in order to guarantee minimum allowable values of mechanical and physical characteristics.
  • Development, identification and deployment of new materials for offshore wind turbines in cooperation with suppliers.
  • Definition of materials testing according to certification bodies and international standards.
  • Elaboration of test reports and delivery of material properties for wind turbine systems design.
  • Identification of potential improvements and development of cost effective and innovative technical solutions.
  • Analysis and assessment of the design, reliability and quality of the supplied products.
  • Participation in the design verification, testing, validation and certification of the mechanical systems for offshore wind turbines.
  • Compilation and elaboration of risk assessments, FMEAs, tests and validation plans.


  • University degree in materials engineering.
  • Several years of experience in development of wind turbine systems.
  • Experience in offshore systems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of metallic materials engineering: manufacturing processes, commercial materials, testing techniques, etc.
  • Knowledge on corrosion phenomena and surface protection systems (painting and metalizing).
  • Knowledge of risk assessment, FMEA, testing and validation strategies regarding materials and protection systems durability.
  • Basics on composite materials and materials for sealing systems are welcome
  • Willing to work very closely to the team members and the rest of components specialists.
  • Capacity for collaboration with suppliers and industry partners to meet the design to cost targets.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced team environment and to collaborate effectively.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Good command of English (written and spoken). German and Spanish are welcome.
FERCHAU Engineering GmbH
Niederlassung Bremen     Herr Ole Bolduan
Lloydstraße 4-6     28217 Bremen
Fon +49 421 56557-0     bremen@ferchau.com     www.ferchau.com/go/freelance
Materials, Materialien, Metallic, FMEA, Wind Turbines