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Controls Engineer

Stafford, United Kingdom | General Electric

  • Industry:
    Energy / Renewable Energy / Oil & Gas
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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The role will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. You will be part of a team that defines the hardware, system configuration and network technical requirements of an HVDC control system as part of a project delivery team.


Job Description


Roles and Responsibilities



  • Configuration of IEC61850 IED’s via vendor specific tools and System Configuration Tools for complete system integration.

  • Generation of Substation Configuration description Language (SCL) files for system integration.

  • Knowledge of interlocking principles used in substation automation systems and their implementation on IEC61850 IED’s.

  • Lead the design, configuration and testing required to deliver on time and within defined budgets the HVDC Control System hardware.

  • Testing and debugging of complex IEC61850 communication systems using industry standard tools such as IEDSCout, Wireshark etc.

  • Coordinate and interface the HVDC Control System with Balance of Plant equipment and SCADA systems:

  • Define the main IO Lists of the control system

  • Analyze signal interfaces and ensure compatibility with the control system

  • Work in collaboration with NPI teams, the configuration of Remote Terminal Units (RTU), Bay Controllers (BCU) and Merging Units for signal acquisition in digital substation environments.

  • Design of LAN networks/Communication Architectures and configuration of industrial ethernet switches/routers and satellite clocks

  • Define Control Panel requirements and produce detailed design documentation for the control system using standard design blocks under the guidance of lead engineers. This may include

  • Panel Electrical Schematics (using Engineering Base tool)

  • Wire/Cable Schedules

  • Routine Test specification

  • General Assembly drawings

  • Bill of Materials

  • Oversee the testing and FAT witnessing of the Control System.

  • Prepare and present technical information for Substation Control Systems to internal and external customers.

  • Assist site activities relevant to the installation and commissioning of the control system.

  • Share engineering information and promote open dialogue.

  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures.

  • Follow the departments standard design practices, engineering reviews and guidelines.


Uses some level of judgment and has ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters but with guidance


Required Qualifications



  • Degree in Electronics/Electrical engineering or related field.

  • Basic understanding of Bay Controllers/Merging Units/ IEC61850 IED’s

  • Basic understanding of Control Panel design (preferably as used in substation/power plant environments)

  • Basic understanding of Distributed Control Systems / Substation Automation

  • Basic knowledge of engineering tools such as AutoCAD, e-base, Microsoft Visio

  • Basic Knowledge of industrial communication networks such as Profibus and Ethernet based protocols.

  • Basic understanding of fibre optic cabling systems

  • Basic understanding of LV cable sizing and distribution

  • Basic understanding of Control & Protection Relay logics Design techniques

  • Basic understanding of electrical designs for industrial control systems.


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