General Electric Lead Control and Protection Engineer in Stafford, United Kingdom
Job Description Summary
At GE Grid Solutions we are electrifying the world with advanced grid technologies. As leaders in the energy space our goal is to accelerate the transition for a more energy efficient grid to full fill the needs of tomorrow. With a focus on growth and sustainability GE Grid Solutions plays a pivotable role in integrating Renewables onto the grid to drive to carbon neutral. In Grid Solutions we help enable the transition for a greener more reliable Grid. GE Grid Solutions has the most advanced and comprehensive product and solutions portfolio within the energy sector.
Why we come to work:
At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge - and we’re always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the energy transition.
What we offer:
• Working in an international team which is part of global Engineering HVDC Centre of Excellence, based in our bespoke state of the art Stafford facility.
• A key role in a dynamic working environment with a large degree of flexibility of work agreements (incl. 2 to 3 days working from home per week).
• Competitive benefits, and great development opportunities.
As a Lead Control & Protection System Engineer , you will report to the Control System Application Manager and will be part of a highly motivated and dynamic team of engineers working on the design of Control and Protection functions for LCC and VSC HVDC schemes.
You will be mentor others on the existing designs of specified project and functionalities in MATLAB/Simulink and transfer them to the PSCAD simulation environment across the full delivery process life cycle, including but not limited to plant model design and maintenance, verification model in MATLAB, creating test harness for conversion, writing model guides, and evaluating models in PSCAD.
Support the business’ Tendering, Operations, Contractual and After Sales
Accountable for preparing the responses to technical queries from clients and solving customer issues.
Dynamic Performance Studies (DPS) and other design studies using both offline and online simulation tools
Technical accountability as a technical leader in engineering design reviews, identifying potential project risks and technical weaknesses and proposing safe, reliable, and compliant solutions
Ensure that project plans contain the necessary activities and studies required to meet the requirements of the customer and the proposed technical solution.
Proposing and leading continual improvement activities
Qualifications / Essential Requirements:
Engineering degree or equivalent including power systems and power electronics subjects or proven equivalent knowledge and experience in HVDC business
Strong written and verbal communication skills, experienced in creating and presenting technical reports and responding to clients’ technical questions
Competent on functional characteristics of power systems and understand the interactions between AC and HVDC systems
Knowledge of HVDC Control, Protection and Sequencing strategy
Experience in PSCAD and MATLAB-SIMULINK simulation tools
Process improvement or RCA experience or certification
Experience working in HVDC industry
Relocation Assistance Provided: No