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General Electric Services Controls Engineer in Barcelona, Spain

Job Description Summary

This role will execute on engineering related to Wind Turbine Controls enhancements with a primary focus on the Bachmann fleet including RePower, PowerUp and other enhancements. The engineer will translate NPI, customer and other requirements into turbine control design changes. This work also includes design, implementation, testing, documentation and integration of the changes into the overall platform following approved engineering design processes.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design and development of innovative control system code enhancements to support turbine improvements for Bachmann based platforms

  • Assist with control parameter generation through loads simulation and tuning in the field

  • Create and lead execution of validation plan for program controls integration and operability in software/hardware in the loop as well as turbine in the field testing

  • Develop controls strategy for optimal safety, operability, reliability, availability and protection

  • Contribute to product configuration management, sustaining and customer support

  • Maintain control of the safety aspects of the Wind Turbine as software changes

  • Contribute to Controls Design Practices to implement failure prevention

  • Support product development programs design review discussions and present relevant design details to chief engineers for evaluation and approval.

  • Collaborate with other engineering and Global Research Center teams on new wind turbine control technology and lead design implementation efforts.

  • Help Fleet Support teams with Bachmann controls related issues

  • Occasionally travel to site to support product testing and validation

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical, Electrical or Controls Engineering

  • Overall experience of 2+ years in control systems software development

  • Experience with Structured Text and/or C

  • Hands-on experience for software development and deployment in the field, performing validation and issue resolution

  • Strong multi-tasking and proactive and open approach to conflict resolution

  • Good analytical, learning skills, strong in oral, written communication

  • Demonstrated ability with working in cross-functional teams and/or a matrixed organization

  • Strong communication and project management skills

  • Experience or ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries

  • Fluent in English, written and spoken

  • Willingness to travel approximately 10% of the time

Desired Characteristics

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering related to Controls/Sensing/Dynamics

  • Direct experience with GE Mark VIe or Bachmann controller

  • Experience with PLC programming languages

  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink

  • Experience in modeling, controls, dynamics, testing, and design of wind turbines

  • Understanding of sensors, analog and digital I/O, and industrial communication protocols such as Modbus or CAN

  • Understanding of security aspects of software and networks

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No