Control And Simulation Engineer

Kite Power Systems Ltd
30 Nov 2017
17 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Description Kite Power Systems (KPS) is a UK based developer of disruptive, low-cost, wind energy technology whose main shareholders are E.ON, Schlumberger, Shell Technology Ventures and Scottish Enterprise. The KPS power system has two kites that are flown as high as 1,500 feet (450 m); their tether is attached to a winch system that generates electricity as it spools out. By achieving flight speeds of up to 100 mph (45 m/s) in 20mph (9m/s) winds, the kite’s tether tension causes the line to rapidly spool out from a drum, which drives a generator producing electricity. The company is based in Glasgow with test facilities in the south-west of Scotland. Job Description Kite Power Systems are recruiting a Control and Simulation Engineer to join the Flight Sciences team. The successful applicant would work closely with the aerodynamics, electrical and systems engineers to develop the control features and algorithms needed for robust autonomous flight. The role would suit someone with at least 5 years’ experience in engineering, computer science, or robotics and is looking for a rare opportunity to work on a distinctive R&D project with excellent long-term potential. Role and Responsibilities Development and testing of autopilot control law algorithms Analysis of flight test data and issuing of high quality test reports Producing documentation and engineering reports Seek continual improvement of KPS’ simulation models Working closely with a multi-disciplinary team Required Skills Degree in engineering, computer science or robotics (or equivalent experience) Experience in control law development and data analysis Excellent English communication skills – verbal and written Ability to quickly integrate into a multidisciplinary team Desired Skills Experience with development on embedded systems e.g. drones or Internet of Things Experience with Linux and version control tools Experience writing abstraction code for hardware/software interfaces Experience working in an aerospace environment Experience working with DO-178B, or similar processes, would be beneficial Previous experience working in an industrial environment would be beneficial Experience with Scala, C++, Python, Matlab or Simulink would be beneficial Full driving license Benefits 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays Pensions scheme with up to 10% employer contribution Share Option Scheme