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Lead Engineer – Systems Studies

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/6/2017 5:48:19 AM
  • 2948403
  • 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 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.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Insulation Coordination Studies: Determination (by simulation) of temporary and transient overvoltage stresses on equipment and surge arrester energy ratings.
• Network studies: Confirmation of the correct interaction between the equipment, its control system and the rest of the network.
• 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.
• Be actively involved in new developments in HVDC technologies, implementing control and protection solutions and creating / delivering new analysis techniques and system study tools in order to provide optimized system study solutions.
• Process Improvement: Review and record design processes and develop new or improved processes.
• Enforce engineering discipline and set processes across all work tasks and adherence to company policies, quality procedures and work instructions (e.g. through trainings, technical reviews).
• Represent the business in external events by publishing technical papers
• Apply yourself towards improving your technical knowledge base and keep abreast of relevant methodologies and technological advancement within the Company.
• Values: Comply with the GE Values Charter
• Report or resolve any non-conformances in a timely manner.
• 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 knowledge & experience  including power systems and power electronics subjects (minimum 2:1) preferably proven experience in HVDC System Design.

• Detailed knowledge of Main Circuit design
• Power Quality Issues
• Knowledge of system tools like PSCAD, PSS/E, RTDS and MATLAB etc.
• 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

Desired Characteristics:

• 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.

Locations: United Kingdom; Stafford

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