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Lead Power Electronic Engineer

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:36:31 PM
  • 2930678
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Grid Solutions
Location(s): United Kingdom; Stafford

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Role Summary:
As a Lead Power Electronics Engineer, you will report to the Converter Configuration Manager within the Converter Configuration Team (Tendering team for the HVDC Valve). The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated, dynamic and rapidly growing team of engineers working on the tender activity related to HVDC applications. This is a very exciting and dynamic field of power engineering in which GE’s leading contribution has worldwide recognition.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Generate tender specific documentation.
• Validation of key component ratings (Size of the Valve, Calculation of losses, RAM study, Type test specification).
• Working against customer specification at tender stage (Clause by Clause, Risk analysis).
• Integration with other engineering departments for product definition (System design, Main Scheme, Layout, Commercial).
• Circuit simulation for design and future testing as part of project awarded.
• Product approval, including routine and type test specifications and pre-commissioning testing.
• Product support during complete life cycle (From Tender to Project commissioned).
• Travel across the EU and other countries for customer meetings during tender stage.


• Power electronic converters (motor drives, such as HVDC and FACTS applications)
• High power electronic components (IGBTs, thyristors, passive components)
• Thermal Design (loss calculations, heatsink specification liquid cooling)
• Specification & report writing
• Simulation tools such as Matlab-Simulink, PSCAD-EMTDC
• Design & type testing programmes
• Requirements capture
• Risk analysis
• EHS compliance ability
• Strong communication skills
• Able to work to deadlines with high quality
• Good technical communication
• Independent and team worker (Pro-Active)
• Precise documentation
• Attention to details

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:

• Prior experience of electrical transmission industry
• Prior experience in a manufacturing environment
• Thermal and hydraulic design (e.g. loss temperature calculations, thermal modelling, thermal characteristics of material, pressure drop calculations)
• Intellectual property and the patent process experience
• Power Electronic control & protection
• Understanding of multi-modular converters
• High Voltage engineering
• Ability to coordinate and lead a small group of engineers
• Good at sharing knowledge and experience

Locations: United Kingdom; Stafford
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