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

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Role Summary/Purpose

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 electronics solutions, aiming to minimising 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 and will have technical knowledge in the field of power system engineering (academic or professional).

The successful candidate will be part of an established team of experienced power systems engineer which will provide them with various opportunities to develop their skills in the field of high voltage AC and DC power system design via mentoring by Systems Expert, on-the-job training, classroom training (such as the HVDC university training modules), placement in other engineering departments etc.

As part of the role, the candidate will be required to represent GE in front of external stakeholders such as clients, third party suppliers, professional bodies (IEC, Cigré, etc). You will also interact with GE stakeholders within the HVDC business and the wider GE renewables organisation. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop innovative ideas and publish their work internationally in scientific papers and patents.

Job Description

Range of technical areas of development

The successful candidate may be involved in any of the following technical areas. Training and mentoring will be available for the candidate to develop the required skills and competences:

Main Circuit Design

Develop an integrated scheme design that meets the Customer’s needs, by developing requirements on the ratings and functionalities of the different HVDC system’s subsystems, in an optimised and cost-effective manner.

Insulation Coordination Studies

Determine the temporary and transient overvoltage stresses on HV equipment and provide the protective level requirements for the surge arresters.

Network Studies

Confirmation of the correct interaction between the equipment, its control system and the rest of the network.

Filter Design

Design of AC, DC, High Frequency harmonic filters and screening. Calculate filter performance and ratings. Provide primary requirements for the filter equipment.

Equipment Lifecycle Management

Manage the lifecycle of high economic value High Voltage equipment such as power transformers, instrument transformers, reactors, capacitors and surge arresters, covering the development of its requirements, specification, supplier management and the validation and verification (testing) of design, manufacturing and commissioning.

Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Studies and Management

Create, verify and validate the reliability, availability and maintainability models for HVDC systems and subsystems, providing insight to customers and leaders and managing the risks, issues and opportunities that affect the systems throughout their lifecycle.

Losses Management

Create, verify and validate the electrical power losses models for HVDC systems and subsystems, providing insight to customers and leaders and managing the risks, issues and opportunities that affect the systems throughout their lifecycle.


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

Development and Industrialisation

Develop and industrialise solutions tools and processes associated with the engineering activities identified above.

Health and Safety

Actively and routinely promote the identification of hazards and EHS risks in own area of operation and objects of design. Provide insight to leaders, customers and colleagues with respect to own safety and systems and product integrity.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No