Wind Turbine Decommission Project Lead - KTP Associate

University of Strathclyde / Renewable Parts Limited
Location: Lochgilphead
Salary:  £34,000-£41,000 p.a. plus £4,000 training and development budget
Closing Date: 20th February 2022

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in partnership with Renewable Parts Limited (RPL, are seeking to appoint a Wind Turbine Decommissioning Project Lead (KTP Associate) in the area of Remanufacturing, with a focus on circular economy business model development and application of value retention processes.

Renewable Parts Ltd. is the leading independent supplier of parts for the UK's wind turbine industry, offering both onshore and offshore supply chain and logistics solutions, with a growing focus on providing circular economy solutions through refurbishment and remanufacture of wind turbine components. Established in 2011, the company's vision is to make the wind industry more sustainable by reducing waste and maximising availability.

The position offers the KTP Associate the following benefits:

-  a challenging and rewarding job with real responsibility
-  a planned programme of training courses, including a £4k personal development budget
-  mentoring from experienced industrial and academic supervisors 
-  the support and resources of the University of Strathclyde
-  the possibility of registering for a higher degree with the University
-  the potential for good career development with the company at the end of the schem
-  developing and proving expertise in the prospering fields of renewable energy and remanufacturing
-  the opportunity to make important and tangible improvements in an ambitious and dynamic company
-  the opportunity to create foundations with the organization to develop new business models
-  the opportunity to make a significant contribution to wind industry sustainability and carbon footprint

The post will be predominantly based at the company premises in Lochgilphead with visits to the site in Renfrew and Strathclyde University Campus.

The project is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme that aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. Successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects are funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and are part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. To find out how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position please visit:

The objective of this project is to embed capability in remanufacturing, metrology, assessment and evaluation of end-of-life-turbines, to enable development of a robust business development plan and process for whole turbine decommissioning and re-circulation of turbine parts for the renewables sector.

To be considered for the role you will be expected to have a BEng or preferably MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering with Materials. A minor in business would desirable. The successful candidate will have experience in mechanical and/or manufacturing engineering with relevant industrial experience and life cycle engineering and remanufacturing experience being desirable. For a full list of role requirements please see the person specification below.

In addition to the KTP core development training, you will have a dedicated training budget of £4,000 to further support your career development.

Interviews will be held in March 2022.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Tiziana Marrocco (

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