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Technical Leader, Controls (M/F)

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/27/2017 5:49:02 AM
  • 3032617
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy Leadership Programs
Location(s): France, Germany, Spain; Barcelona, Hamburg, Nantes

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Role Summary:
GE Offshore Wind Business is seeking a candidate for the role of Controls Technical Leader to lead the full control system development, integration and validation in the area of Controls. He/she will own all aspects of controls development and technical direction for control system design. This includes hardware definition, software development, Condition Monitoring System design, and SCADA System. This is an exciting role with key technical and leadership challenges in a growing business.

Essential Responsibilities:
Résumé/Objectif du poste

La branche GE Offshore Wind recherche un(e) candidat(e) au poste de Responsable technique - Systèmes de contrôle afin de superviser le développement, l'intégration et la validation des systèmes de contrôle dans le domaine des contrôles-commandes. Il/Elle est chargé(e) d'assumer l'ensemble des responsabilités relatives au développement et à la supervision technique pour la conception des systèmes de contrôle. Ces responsabilités incluent la définition matérielle, le développement logiciel, la conception du système de surveillance d'état et le système SCADA. Il s'agit d'un poste particulièrement motivant, présentant des défis majeurs d'un point de vue technique et en termes de leadership au sein d'une branche en pleine croissance.

Principales responsabilités

Veiller au respect des objectifs au niveau du service, de la branche et de l'entreprise pour la conception des systèmes de contrôle. Intégrer et développer des systèmes de contrôle et SCADA pour des éoliennes et des parcs d'éoliennes répondant aux besoins opérationnels au sein de l'organisation, et veiller à l'introduction de fonctionnalités numériques pour améliorer la compétitivité des systèmes offshore. Prendre part à la planification à long terme pour l'introduction de nouvelles technologies et les exigences relatives aux futurs produits
umé/Objectif du poste

Superviser les initiatives d'amélioration des performances des éoliennes tout en améliorant la fiabilité. Participer à l'élaboration de la stratégie globale et gérer des problèmes complexes relatifs aux systèmes de contrôle en temps réel, à l'automatisation et à la sécurité des éoliennes. Assumer l'ensemble des responsabilités relatives à tous les aspects des systèmes de contrôle, de la conception à la mise en œuvre sur site, en passant par la validation

Full leadership of the functional, business, and broad company objectives for the design of control system. Integrates and develops wind turbine and wind farm controls & SCADA that meet business needs across the organization and ensures the introduction of the Digital features to enhance offshore competitiveness. Involved in long-term planning for new technologies introduction and future product requirements.

The Technical Leader for Controls is an integral part of driving improvements in wind turbine performance while improving reliability. This role contributes to the overall strategy and manages complex issues associated with real time controls, automation, and turbine safety. This role has overall ownership of all Controls aspects from design, validation and field implementation.

  • Identify, develop, evaluate, and introduce engineering solutions to meet near term and long range engineering needs in the areas of controls design requirements, development, and validation to meet business needs
  • Lead and provide the key technical direction to new controls design, including technology introduction such as best in-class controls, fault tolerant controls, and digital transformation
  • System mindset with focus on operability, reliability and failure mode analysis. Contribute to the components and system modelling requirements at functional level. Interface with component-level teams to ensure component design meets system controls requirements
  • Ensure that lessons-learned from field are fed back into the controls design
  • Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers
  • Prepare invention disclosures to protect technology that gives the business a competitive advantage, as well as protecting the intellectual property rights of the company


    • Masters of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science or equivalent knowledge or experience
    • Very strong experience in an engineering capacity
    • Significant experience with controls design and commissioning
    • Experience directly/indirectly leading large design teams
    • Experience in multiple areas of control systems, including: hardware, software, SCADA, and Condition Monitoring
    • Fluency in English
    • EU Work Permit

    Non-national 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.


  • BAC+4 en ingénierie, en physique, en chimie, en mathématiques ou en informatique ou connaissances/expériences équivalentes
  • Solide expérience au sein d’un service d’ingénierie
  • Expérience significative de la conception et de la mise en service des systèmes de contrôle
  • Expérience de la supervision directe/indirecte d'équipes de conception de grande envergure
  • Expérience dans plusieurs domaines des systèmes de contrôle, notamment : matériel, logiciel, SCADA, surveillance d'état
  • Anglais courant
  • Permis de travail européen

Il incombe aux candidats étrangers de connaître les exigences minimales à satisfaire pour être embauché dans le pays en question : NIE- numéro d'affiliation à la sécurité sociale espagnole (NAF) et compte bancaire domicilié en Espagne. Ces conditions doivent impérativement être remplies au moment de l'embauche. GE n'interviendra pas en qualité de sponsor.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with Profinet communication protocol
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Problem analysis and resolution skills

Qualifications souhaitées

  • Expérience du protocole de communication Profinet
  • Excellentes compétences de communication, tant à l'oral qu'à l'écrit
  • Compétences en matière d'analyse et de résolution des problèmes

    Locations: France, Germany, Spain; Barcelona, Hamburg, Nantes

    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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