WEC Numerical Modeller

Spændende mulighed for Hydrodynamic/WEC Numerical Modeller hos Floating Power Plant A/S. Ansøg nu!

Floating Power Plant A/S (FPP) is looking for a Hydrodynamicist, with expertise in Matlab, Simulink and Wave Energy Convertors, to join our fast-growing business and team. If you want to have direct influence and be part of a renewable energy adventure.

Main tasks

  • To continue the development of Floating Power Plant’s inhouse code/simulation tool (primarily in Matlab and Simulink)
  • To initiate new features in FPP’s simulation tool in order to deliver loads, motions and other outputs required for FPP’s technology development
  • To ensure the FPP code development follows the business requirements of the company
  • To work together with industrial and academic partners on running simulations
  • To run simulations and document the results as needed

Technical Skills

  • Essential
    • Good understanding of the equation of motion for a wave energy convertor in the time domain
    • Good understanding of hydrodynamic interactions
    • Expert in the use of Matlab and Simulink
    • Fast to learn new software
    • Logical thinking and good to troubleshoot to solve errors in code
    • Understanding of commercial interests, with an ability to ensure work meets customer needs and company business goals
  • Nice to have
    • Able to run WAMIT or similar wave-structure interaction software
    • Multisurf, Solidworks, Inventor, Fortran
    • Understanding and experience in “generalised modes” in WAMIT
    • Understanding of PTO control
    • Understanding of hydraulic and power generation systems
    • Aero-elastic modelling experience for wind turbines
    • Comparison between numerical models and scaled physical tests
    • Understanding of State Space models to represent the radiation force convolution integral
    • Familiarity with agile methodology (the Inhouse Coding team works with Agile)
    • Experience with Jira

Personal Skills

  • Passion to make a difference and bring FPP’s technology to the next level
  • Enthusiastic and self-driven and be able to work independently.
  • Able to take ownership of the workflow
  • Good to prioritize work and determine the appropriate level of detail for a task
  • Team player
  • Good to communicate with team and external partners


  • Minimum Masters’ degree and preferably a PhD in hydrodynamic modelling of wave energy convertors
  • Must be eligible to work in the EU
  • The place of work is Vallensbæk, Denmark or Gran Canaria, Spain (FPP’s technical team is located in these two offices)

What we offer

  • FPP is a Danish company, backed by 240 shareholders, rapidly expanding in order to develop and commercialise the world’s first floating wind and wave device
  • We have a fast-paced and fun environment with varied tasks and a great team
  • You will be working alongside colleagues and external partners who are the leaders in their fields
  • The work which you undertake will be key to the company’s success, and will directly impact the design of FPP’s technology and our commercial projects
  • Attractive working terms
    • Competitive salary and share option program (warrants) - meaning you can own a part of our success
    • Great working conditions incl. flexible working hours, pension, 6 weeks holiday, option to work in other offices, etc.
    • Good working environment incl. lunch, social events, modern facililites, etc
    • Regular Friday drinks and other events with colleagues
  • We are an international team so the main office language is English.
  • The place of work is Vallensbæk, Denmark or Gran Canaria, Spain (FPP’s technical team is located in these two offices)

Please send an application to with subject “Application for Hydrodynamic/WEC Numerical Modeller: Winter22”.

Please include:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Desired start date (with reason)
  • Desired location (Gran Canaria or Denmark)

(Note only e-mailed applications will be considered, and not applications through the LinkedIn platform).

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About the role

Jan 18, 2024

Full Time


Jul 10, 2024


Vallensbæk, Denmark

Minimum Masters’ degree and preferably a PhD in hydrodynamic modelling of wave energy convertors


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