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General Electric Wind Farm Controls Engineer in Barcelona, Spain

Job Description Summary

Design & enhancement of wind farm and wind turbine control systems. Responsible for requirements flow down leading to design, implementation and validation of control systems.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Development and enhancement of wind farm & wind turbine controls technologies, covering functional requirements definition, flow down, preliminary design development and documentation.

  • As part of the broader control system design, interface with the turbine controls team to incorporate operability requirements into the controller design.

  • Create the compilation of requirements from hardware and software point of view for the wind farm controller, based on grid codes and customer requirements.

  • Investigate controls issues, participate in identifying and implementing improvements in control strategies.

  • As a member of the controls team, participate in conceptual, detailed design, implementation and validation of the controls features.

  • Contribute to the definition and documentation of turbine operation modes and constraints. This includes creating the foundation on which controls architecture and approach can be modified to meet goals of improved performance and reliability.

  • Interface with simulations team and incorporate wind turbine and wind farm operability requirements into the design, as part of control system design

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Control Engineering, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an accredited College or University

  • Experience in reading and understanding Grid codes and other standards

  • Proven ability to work in a cross-functional and global environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, proven leadership skills and a positive energy

  • Willingness to travel occasionally

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with real time controls design or modeling

  • Experience in performing wind farm studies and creating wind turbine models

  • Proficient in Matlab / Simulink for the design and validation of controls systems

  • Experience with GE’s MarkVIe or similar PLC’s

  • Experience in wind industry with a focus on plant controls systems

  • Experience in Offshore Grid Integration especially in wind farm control

  • Familiarity and practical experience with agile methodologies

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No