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Lead Engineer - Power Conversion Design

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/18/2017 3:49:58 PM
  • 2877885
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OffShore Wind
Location(s): Spain; Barcelona

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Role Summary:
As a Power Converter Design Engineer in the Power Conversion Subsystem team, you will lead and/or undertake tasks related to the power converters specification and their grid integration in offshore wind farms in GE Renewable Energy Offshore Wind. The candidate will work with diverse, cross-functional teams to execute detailed design, concept design, component trade-off studies, and select the best designs and solutions against multiple criteria.

Essential Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate technical accountability for the power converter. Main responsibilities include:

  • Lead and/or undertake definition of design requirements in the areas of power converters for wind applications: grid integration, performance, cooling, reliability, control, and mechanical integration
  • Ownership for power converter, which includes definition of requirements and characteristics, technical specification, interface definition, prototyping, testing, homologation and introduction into manufacturing up to issue resolution in the installed fleet
  • Work closely with the Supplier Quality organization to ensure design CTQs are tested properly, as well as met and maintained in the serial production process.
  • Technical support for power converter incidences arising from the assembly plants, installation or turbine operation
  • Assess field data to improve operability and reliability of the power converter


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Power Electronics Engineering from an accredited college or university
    • Strong Engineering experience or other related field including significant experience in power electronics
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Positive mindset with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Effective problem identification and solution skills
    • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
    • Analytical approach to problem solving
    • Willingness to travel
    • 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.

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Master’s Degree in Power Electronics Engineering
    • Proven ability to work in a matrix organization with international teams
    • Power Converter design and manufacturing engineering experience
    • Offshore grid integration engineering experience
    • On / Offshore wind turbine engineering experience

      Locations: Spain; 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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