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Converter and Cabinets Design Engineer

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 9/13/2017 3:50:50 PM
  • 2983166
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): Spain, United States; New York, South Carolina; Schenectady, Greenville, Barcelona


About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.



GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Converter and Cabinets Design Engineer will have 2 primary areas of responsibility and own the definitions of requirements for the GE Renewable Energy converter. This includes responding to customer questions, concerns and field issues, and to translate these into new features or improvements to the GE Renewable Energy DFIG power converter.



Essential Responsibilities:
You will be the primary contact for power converter design and packaging changes required to support Wind Turbine product developments and uprates. This position will also be responsible for other industrial control cabinets used in wind turbine systems. These cabinets contain auxiliary power distribution, controls hardware, and I/O systems. You will work with other design engineers, drafters, sourcing, manufacturing, and suppliers to support the entire lifecycle of a control cabinet design for a wind turbine electrical system.

As the Converter and Cabinets Design Engineer, you will:

  • Develop build to print design package for electrical control and power distribution cabinets including schematics, 3D models, Bills of Material (BOM), wire routing, assembly drawings, cabinet sheet metal fabrication drawings and specifications of components
  • Translate wind turbine system requirements into hardware definition
  • Specify components for use in control cabinets and integrate components into power circuits, control circuits, and communication networks
  • Support the build and test of prototype equipment both at a panel shop and in a wind turbine
  • Support the full lifecycle of the cabinet design from concept to production to field operation
  • Support supply chain, wind turbine manufacturing, and field operations regarding the electrical control and power distribution cabinets
  • Support certification of cabinets to UL, CSA, CCC, and CE directives as required by markets where wind turbines will be built
  • Prepare and present material for design reviews at each milestone of a new product introduction project including conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed design, and validation reviews
  • Interface with other turbine component owners to manage interfaces including drive train, generator, cables / harnesses, etc
  • Provide costout ideas and implement them in regular cabinet update cycles


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering or equivalent knowledge / experience
  • Considerable experience with build to print design in industrial controls and power distribution cabinets

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • EU Work Permit if hired in Spain

For Applicants in Spain: Nonnational candidates are responsible to know the minimum documentation requirements to be able to be contracted in country: NIE- Social Security Affiliation Number in Spain (NAF) and Bank Account in Spain. They must be in possession of them at the time of start hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement.

Please Note: If being hired to United States location- GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Design and hands on experience with MW scale inverters
  • Ability and willingness to travel 5% of the time
  • Experience with PLC’s, motor control circuitry, control networks, low voltage power distribution and breaker / fuse selection and coordination
  • Experience working with wind turbine components
  • Experience with regulatory standards including North American standards such as UL 508A, C22.2 no 14, European directives such as Low Voltage Directive, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) with requirements for CE marking
  • Experience or expertise designing mechanical enclosures including welded or bolted cabinet assemblies
  • Experience with design tools such as ePlan, Unigraphics / NX
  • Experience programming PLC’s or other industrial controllers including sequential function chart languages
  • MarkVIe and ControlST experience
  • Experience with design for six-sigma, design for reliability, design for manufacturability and design to cost
  • Strong presentation and communication skills

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Locations: Spain, United States; New York, South Carolina; Schenectady, Greenville, Barcelona

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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