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PhD scholarship in Digital Design and Manufacturing
DTU Mechanical Eng
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Monday 13 Sep 21
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We are searching for a strong PhD candidate within the area of Digital Design
and Manufacturing. You will have a unique opportunity to work and do research
in a strong collaboration between KK Wind Solutions and the Technical
University of Denmark.
Building on more than 40 years of experience in electronic systems for wind,
KK Wind Solutions' capabilities span development of state-of-the-art
technologies, LEAN production facilities and an effective, global setup for
operation and maintenance. KK Wind Solutions has global presence in the field
and is thereby providing hands-on experience to provide solutions that improve
customer's business and contribute to the ultimate goal: lowering the Cost of
The PhD project will address a number of very business critical areas such as
reducing the time to launch new wind turbine control systems, reducing cost of
new solutions and enable increased innovation. Key aspect will be the ability
to define both product and manufacturing digitally by state of the art design
and manufacturing software. This will e.g. enable digital test and
verification, faster transition to manufacturing and ability to simulate key
performance (e.g. cost, quality and lead time) in the early stages of
The position will give you an exceptional opportunity to work both practically
and theoretically in such a way that you will see concrete solutions being
implemented in KK Wind Solutions.
Responsibilities and qualifications
Identify key state of the art software packages relevant for wind turbine
control design and manufacturing.
Establish digital product models
Establish digital manufacturing models
Establish property models in such a way the key properties can be
simulated, e.g. cost, lead time and quality including considerations
Test the digital design models in customer and R&D projects
Support the implementation in KK Wind Solutions including education and
Implement architectures in commercial available IT systems such as ERP,
CAD, PDM, Models based system engineering and manufacturing and Supply
Chain simulation systems.
An engineering educational background within digital Design, Manufacturing
engineering and operational manufacturing with top results
Deep understanding of the interplay between design and manufacturing in
relation to cost, lead time, manufacturing efficiency and quality
Ability to work very systematically and visually
Ability to be present at all relevant KK Wind Solutions sites globally
(currently Denmark, Poland and India)
Knowledge of electro mechanical systems
Knowledge of commercially available IT systems such as CAD, PDM, ERP and
Ability to work cross disciplinary across e.g. manufacturing engineering,
design, finance and operation
You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar
degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the
candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For
information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the
PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
The assessment will be made by Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen, DTU
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence
of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a
rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for
academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and
academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon
with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
Further information may be obtained from Professor Niels Henrik Mortensen,
firstname.lastname@example.org, tel + 45 4525 6275
You can read more about DTU Mechanical Engineering at www. mek.dtu.dk and KK
wind solutions at www. kkwindsolutions.com.
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in
Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 13 October
2021 (Danish time).
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to
be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill
out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in
one PDF file. The file must include:
A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see
guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
You may apply prior to obtaining your master's degree but cannot begin before
having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
KK Wind Solutions A/S is a market leading system manufacturer and developer
systems and advanced technology solutions for on- and offshore wind turbines
including supply chain
and manufacturing solutions. The activities are driven from the headquarters
in Ikast, Denmark as well from the main sites in Stettin, Poland and
Bangalore, India. The activities are supported by sales and engineering
representation in all main markets.
DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines
within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering,
Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering,
Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The
department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a
technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.
Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and
study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the
global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and
create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision
lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an
international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working
environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we
collaborate with the best universities around the world.