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General Electric Lead Engineer - Electrical Engineering in Stafford, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Activities aimed at proving a concept to be valid or technically feasible by the application of scientific and engineering methodologies. Work in this family typically has the objective of demonstrating through test or analyses the performance and implementation potential of a concept

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.).

Job Description

Scope of the role :

This role is designed to interpret the customer’s technical enquiry and to design the most cost‑effective overall solution for an HVDC installation utilizing the PES (power electronic solutions), with the objective of miminizing the total cost, and to specify the main (high-value) items of bought-out equipment. The successful candidate will be involved in the development and industrialisation of solutions tools and processes.

Internal Interfaces:

  • Operations (for Customer projects)

  • Technology (for R&D projects)

  • Commercial (for tendering)

  • Strategic Sourcing

  • Quality

  • Other engineering departments, especially Controls, System Design group

External Interfaces

  • Major Suppliers

  • Customers

  • Consultants

  • Professional Organizations

  • Statutory Bodies

  • Competitors

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Harmonic Analysis and Power Quality: Conducting AC and DC harmonic performance and harmonic stability studies for HVDC converter stations for VSC and LCC HVDC schemes . Radio Frequency Interference studies and Electromagnetic Compatibility studies. Power Line Carrier Interference studies and filters. Design of AC, DC, and High Frequency harmonic filters and screening. Calculations of filter performance and rating. Creation of project-specific equipment specifications for filter reactors/capacitors/resistors.

  • Network Studies : Confirmation of the correct interaction between the equipment, its control system and the rest of the network. Transient Overvoltage studies, Circuit Current studies, Transient Stability studies, Network studies : Load Flow Studies, Short Circuit Studies, Interaction Studies.


  • Take part in the development and deployment of engineering processes, working methods and best practices within the Department.

  • Enforce engineering discipline and set processes across all work tasks and adhereance to company policies, quality procedures and work instructions (e.g. through trainings, technical reviews).

  • Report or resolve any non-conformances in a timely manner.

Health and Safety

  • Identify and evaluate EHS risks in own area and implement practical measures.

  • Set the example by demonstrating the proper acts and actively observe work conditions and behaviours, giving constructive feedback and celebrating EHS effective prevention.

  • Actively participate in defining corrective actions when work is unsafe or when an uncontrolled risk is observed.

  • Routinely observe routines and behaviours of others and provide immediate feedback regarding unsafe behaviour and celebrates achievements or safe behaviours.

  • Actively and routinely promote the identification of hazards and near misses to their team/s.

Educational requirements

Educated with an Engineering degree including power systems and power electronics subjects preferably proven experience in HVDC System Design.

Technical skills

  • Detailed knowledge of Main Circuit design

  • Filter design

  • Power Quality Issues

  • Insulation co-ordination and main equipment characteristics for HVDC is desirable

  • An understanding of the use of computer mathematical and simulation tools as applied to the design of the aforementioned activities

  • A general understanding of the characteristics of HVDC Valves and their control systems.

  • Presentation ability

Personal skills

  • Able to lead technical activities and mentor team members for technical delivery

  • Able to work to deadlines with high quality, sense of urgency and delivery

  • Good technical communication skills

  • Ability to coordinate and lead a small group of engineers

  • Structured approach to sharing knowledge and experience

  • Self-motivating, proactive and results driven approach

  • Strong problem-solving and root cause identification skills

  • Precise documentation

  • Ability to be a team player and to work independently

  • "Professional" approach to engineering delivery

  • Right first time culture & attitude

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No