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Senior Systems Design Engineer - Harmonic Analysis

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/16/2017 10:51:11 AM
  • 2834164
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Grid Solutions
Location(s): United Kingdom; Stafford

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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.
• Values: Comply with the ALSTOM Grid Values Charter
• 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.


Educated with an Engineering degree (or equivalent) including power systems and power electronics subjects (minimum 2:1) preferably proven experience in HVDC System Design.
• 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

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Competitive salary
Opening date - 17th November 2017
Closing date 15th December 2017

For further information about this role, and to apply, please visit quoting 2834164

Desired Characteristics:

• Able to work to deadlines with high quality, sense of urgency and delivery
• Good technical communication skills
• 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

Locations: United Kingdom; Stafford

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