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Senior Model Predictive Controls Engineer (Engr IV - Advisory Engr) - AREVA Solar-ENG03036
Are you looking for a new challenge?  Come be a part of AREVA Solar and the start of something great! 
Apply to our "Senior Controls Engineer" position today!
This new position within AREVA's new business unit, AREVA Solar, will be responsible to the Controls Manager for design and performance of advanced control techniques to optimize boiler dynamics and process conditions.
  • Design advanced control systems, including model predictive control, and develop boiler process control technical roadmap.
  • Implement control algorithms on computer and PLC platforms.
  • Develop and oversee characterization tests to demonstrate algorithm performance.
  • Define control system requirements in conjunction with product management.
  • Design controllers for non-minimum phase systems with significant time delays.
  • Perform system identification testing to build system models needed in control design.
  • Select optimal hardware and software platforms for controller implementation.
  • Implement controller on selected platforms, including interfaces to existing PLC infrastructure and simulation platform.
  • Write control software documentation and maintains software baseline.
  • Define and run simulation test suite to characterize design performance against requirements in conjunction with thermo-hydraulic simulation team.
  • Define and run test suite to characterize design performance at solar boiler test facility.
  • Perform sensitivity analysis to system parameters using simulation platform and solar boiler test facility.
  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned to achieve company goals.
Typical Projects May Include:
  • AREVA Solar, a part of AREVA Renewable, Inc., has a very large, international market and unique technology and service offerings.  AREVA Solar exists to deliver turnkey CSP and CPV projects using technology solutions which AREVA controls.  CSP and CPV projects each in excess of $100M are already advanced as a result of internal AREVA Solar business development and existing partnerships and planned acquisitions. 
AREVA Renewable
AREVA is strongly committed to renewable as part of its strategy to provide its customers with innovative, environmentally friendly sources of energy. The Renewable Energies business unit was formed at the end of 2006 to:

• broaden the group's offering in technologies for CO2-free energy production and in particular to offer decentralized energy supply;
• become a significant player in wind power and bioenergies by participating in their rapid industrial development; and
• develop hydrogen energy and bring fuel cell solutions into commercial production.
Our operations cover three fields: wind energy, bioenergies and hydrogen energy.
Wind power
We are developing high power turbines that convert the wind's motive power into electricity. In October 2007, we acquired a 51% stake in Multibrid, a German manufacturer of offshore wind turbines.

AREVA Bioenergies, a branch of AREVA Renewable, has a solid experience in the biomass sector having designed and built more than 100 biopower facilities in Europe, Asia and South America with capacity of more than 2,500 megawatts.
We supply turnkey biomass and biogas power plants that convert organic materials of plant and animal origin into energy. In January 2008, we acquired 70% of Koblitz, a Brazilian firm that supplies power plants fueled with sugarcane bagasse and small hydroelectric plants.
On, September 24, 2008, AREVA and Duke Energy announced the formation of ADAGE™, an innovative joint venture dedicated to the development of green energy solutions for U.S. electricity customers with the aim of becoming a US market leader in biopower. AREVA Bioenergies will be in charge of designing and building the biomass power plants developed by ADAGE on a EPC basis.
AREVA Bioenergies Inc. is looking for talented and skilled individuals to form its US team to handle the engineering, procurement and construction of biomass power plants to be built across the US.

Hydrogen energy
Through our subsidiary Helion, we offer solutions for producing hydrogen by water electrolysis and for generating electricity with fuel cells. The fuel cell combines hydrogen and oxygen via a membrane, simultaneously creating water, heat and electricity. Reverse process is used in electrolysis.
All over the world, AREVA provides its customers with solutions for carbon-free power generation and electricity transmission. With its knowledge and expertise in these fields, the group has a leading role to play in meeting the world's energy needs.
Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA's unique integrated offering covers every stage of the fuel cycle, reactor design and construction, and related services.
In addition, the group is developing a portfolio of operations in renewable energies. AREVA is also a world leader in electricity transmission and distribution and offers its customers a complete range of solutions for greater grid stability and energy efficiency.
Sustainable development is a core component of the group's industrial strategy. Its 75,000 employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player that is helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.
All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this Senior Controls Engineer opportunity. 
  • 7 plus years experience in implementing advanced process control.
  • MS degree or higher in the physical sciences or engineering.
  • Experience in programming PLCs, HMI experience a plus.
  • A self-starter who can work independently and also thrive in a dynamic team environment.
  • Proven ability to create clear documentation on technical topics for technical or non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Ability to climb ladders, lift objects up to 25 pounds.
The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.
  • Wonderware experience preferred.  Experience in networking (switching, routing) and Fieldbus technologies.
  • Chemical Engineering, Mechancial Engineering, or Electrical Engineering preferred.  PE desired.
  • Multi-lingual (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, German) a plus.
  • Has a "hands-on" approach: proven experience that shows candidate is willing to jump in to perform detailed tasks.
  • Ability to develop strong interpersonal networks within the organization.
  • Experience in controls engineering in the power industry.
We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.   AREVA  recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. 
Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Join AREVA today, revolutionize the energy industry and energize your future!

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Job Title Senior Model Predictive Controls Engineer
Post Details
Category Enviromental Engineer
Posted By Areva
Location Mountain View
Location California
Job Type Full-time

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