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

Job Description Summary

Activities contributing to the design and development of products, solutions and systems. Includes activities linked to technical improvement of existing products and components Responsible for departmental operations planning/execution or is focused on execution of professional activities within a technical discipline. Functions with some autonomy but guided by established policies or review of end results.

The job allows modification of procedures and practices covering work as long as the end results meet standards of acceptability (quality, volume, timeliness etc.).

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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, harmonic model, state space) 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 8 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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