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General Electric Lead Grid Integration Engineer- Power Conversion- Offshore Wind in Barcelona, Spain

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Role Summary/Purpose

As a member of the Haliade-X Power conversion team, the successful candidate will be an active contributor supporting GE Renewable business initiatives related to wind turbine grid integration for offshore wind business.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide product development and technical analysis related to power electronic and power systems control in offshore wind business.

  • Ensure sub-system full integrated solution, controls as well as turbine system requirement (including grid code).

  • Perform Engineering Excellence and provide innovative design solutions to deliver world class quality.

  • Turbine system modeling with focus on Power Conversion part and turbine grid integration

  • Customer requirements review, clause by clause review

  • Develop technical understanding of electrical characteristics of GE’s power electronic generation and transmission products and their integration to electrical grids.

  • Support customers with power systems engineering expertise; including equipment design, specification studies, commissioning support, troubleshooting, and failure mode analyses.

  • Supporting continuous development of transmission and distribution products based on evolving grid codes and standards through participation in industry standards groups and leading innovative approaches to power equipment design.

  • Effectively communicate to both internal and external customers by preparing detailed written reports or presentations describing analyses performed, solutions developed, and customer value propositions.

  • Actively participate on and support project teams ensuring high quality deliverables, budget, and on-time project metrics are met.

  • Actively participate in a working environment where teamwork, quality, customer service and innovation are prized.

  • Owning the turbine grid integration models (PSCAD, PowerFactory, PSSE) for Hal-X

  • Ensure proper flow down of grid code requirements to main power converter control specification, inputs to design specification of main turbine components

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in electrical, or electric power engineering.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in electrical or electric power engineering. Demonstrated experience in technical performance analysis of electric power systems with power electronic sources or loads.

  • Experience in planning and execution of technical projects relevant to electric power systems and equipment design.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (e.g. ability to effectively communicate with all levels of GE and customer/plant staff, and customer).

  • Understanding of grid systems interactions with power plant equipment and controls.

  • Experience with simulation tools (PSCAD / PowerFactory required, and MATLAB / PSSE desired).

  • Experience with programming environments to understand controller code and complex simulation modeling (Python or Fortran desired)

  • Demonstrated application of complex mathematics and engineering to real-world (not merely academic) electric power problems.

  • Experience with time-domain simulation tools, specifically programming, tuning, and using user-written “black box” models in PSCAD for wind turbine generators, or other advanced power electronic based systems.

  • Wind industry expertise with proven results developing & implementing technology programs.

  • Experience in conducting system validation, test bench testing, and field measurements

  • Knowledge of Standards and Design Codes.

  • Experience in analyzing grid codes, extracting requirement end define system/component specification for meeting that grid codes

  • Skilled in electrical component design calculations, specifications and schematics.

  • Demonstrated system thinking: ability to assess tradeoffs, effectively assess risk, and optimize results.

  • Business acumen and customer focus.

  • Demonstrated ability to work horizontally across stakeholders to influence outcomes.

  • Coordination skills with different parties (internal & external).

  • Strong interpersonal skills including: ownership, self-motivated, problem solving, analytical, team player, communication skills and ability to develop relationships.

  • Willingness to travel as needed (up to 10%).

  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).

Desired:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in electrical or electric power engineering, or related field of study.

  • Industry reputation, prior IEEE/CIGRE published articles related to practical (not overly-academic) topics, participation in industry standards working groups.

  • Awarded patents on HV power equipment applications a plus.

  • Experience in HV power system design, including power system interaction with HVDC.

  • Experience with modeling and simulating inverter-based technologies in PSSE using both generic and user written models.

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