Control Systems Design EngineerOctopus Energy

Slough, UK 26-04-2023
Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

Our ambition is to help put the world on the path to Net Zero. Through our R&D team, we’re working on exciting projects that will directly impact the future of renewable energy.

Our R&D team is now rapidly expanding and we’re looking for a Control Systems Design Engineer to join us on our mission. It is not only pure engineering knowledge that we are looking for; we are very keen on candidates with a can-do attitude and a real desire to make the world a better place. We want you to feel you that you are contributing to an important mission and we want you to develop yourself. You will have excellent training opportunities and a fantastic place to grow as a professional.

What you'll do

    • Join an established R&D Team with expertise in control systems, software development, numerical modelling, and data science/optimisation.
    • Design and develop control systems for various R&D projects related to electrification of heat.
    • Build digital-twins in Simulink/Simscape/Pythonto rapidly prototype and refine control architectures.
    • Perform hardware in the loop testing of control systems on real-world prototypes.
    • Research advanced control optimisation techniques (e.g. machine-learning control) to improve the efficiency of some of our products.
    • Assist with software development, using Python, C, and C++, for custom embedded devices.
    • Work alongside colleagues in the Control Team, to assess control system performance of trial units for various products in the field

What you'll need

    • An undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, or any other related discipline
    • A good understanding of control theory (e.g. state-space analysis, PIDs, LQRs, stability, etc.)
    • Experience of modelling physical systems from first principles
    • Knowledge of at least one of the following: Python, C++, C, Java
    • Experience working in Simulink, LabView, or any similar software
    • Some hands on experience with microcontrollers (e.g. Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, etc) and electronic hardware

It would be great if you had

    • A master's degree or PhD in Engineering or Mathematics with an emphasis on Control Theory
    • Knowledge of machine learning techniques (e.g. recurrent neural networks)
    • An understanding of communication protocols, such as I2C, SPI, etc
    • An appreciation of designing systems within certification requirements
    • Knowledge of software engineering principles
    • Experience working with cloud-based services, such as AWS.
    • Knowledge of containerisation technologies, such as Docker
    • The ability to read and create P&IDs.
    • Experience with Linux programming

Why you'll love it here

    • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about!
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If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.


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