VTT Summer Internships 2019: Research Trainee for Wind power (6033)


Form of employment: Full time, Fixed term

Locations: Espoo, Finland

Job area: Smart energy and transport solutions

Application period: Monday, January 21, 2019 - Thursday, February 28, 2019

About us

VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.
VTT – beyond the obvious. www.vttresearch.com

Do you want to join us to develop a solution for the erosion of wind turbine blades?

With us you will be responsible for

You will be involved in the design of a state of the art erosion protective solution for wind turbine blades, formulating design alternatives and using a range of tools to analyse the structural behaviour of the different design options. You will build Finite Element Analysis models with Ansys, as well as erosion analysis software using Matlab and Python. Alternatively, it is possible to perform a thesis assignment for us. You will work as a member of the Power Systems and Renewables research team.

We expect you to have

• Following a M.Sc. degree programme in a relevant field
• Experience with Finite Element Analysis (Ansys) and CAD modelling (CATIA, Inventor, or others)
• Experience with data analysis in Matlab and/or Python
• Willingness to learn about wind turbine technology, and specifically erosion of wind turbine blades
• Good skills in English, both oral and written

As a person you are

• Motivated to work in a multidisciplinary environment
• Curious and open-minded
• Willingness to learn new things
• A team-player with ability to work independently
• Outgoing with good communication skills and professional attitude

We offer

At VTT, we believe that our impact is built on scientific and technological excellence in all our work. Our people is the core of the next generation VTT. Our personnel’s wellbeing and competence development are key priorities. You will be a part of a creative and international working environment. We offer versatile, independent and challenging tasks and the needed support and coaching.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to be part of development of new tools and technologies, solutions and services in the area of Wind Power together with VTT´s top experts.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Geert-Jan Bluemink, Research Team Leader, Power Systems and Renewables (tel. +358 20 722 2139) on 25.01.2019 or 28.01.2019 between 13:00 and 15:00.

VTT is participating as a responsible employer in The Responsible Summer Job 2019 campaign. As a responsible employer, we commit ourselves to the principles of responsible summer job. Please read more from https://kesaduuni.org/responsible-summer-job/.

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