General Electric System design Lead Engineer in United Kingdom

Role Summary:

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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Equipment Specification: Creation of project-specific, high economic value, equipment specifications for equipment such as power transformers, instrument transformers, reactors, capacitors, surge arresters etc.

  • Filter Design: Design of AC, DC, high Frequency harmonic filters and screening. Calculations of filter performance and rating. Creation of project-specific equipment specifications for filter reactors/capacitors/resistors

  • Insulation Coordination Studies: Determination (by simulation) of temporary and transient overvoltage stresses on equipment and surge arrester energy ratings

  • Reliability and Availability Studies: Creation of overall reliability and availability models for projects and reporting to the client

  • Losses: Calculation of overall project losses and reporting to the client

  • Development and Industrialisation: Develop and industrialise solutions tools and processes associated with the engineering activities identified above

  • Process Improvement: Review and record design processes and develop new or improved processes Qualifications/Requirements: Educated with an Engineering degree including power systems and power electronics subjects (minimum 2:1) preferably proven experience in HVDC System Design or equivalent knowledge or experienceTechnical 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 Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working Desired Characteristics:

  • 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

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