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Lead Engineer - Electrical Engineering

Stafford, United Kingdom | General Electric

  • Industry:
    Energy / Renewable Energy / Oil & Gas
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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Scope of the role:


This role is designed to interpret the customer’s technical enquiry and to design the most cost-effective overall solution for an HVDC installation utilizing the PES (power electronic solutions), with the objective of minimising the total cost, and to specify the main (high-value) items of bought-out equipment.


The successful candidate will be involved in the development and industrialisation of solutions tools and processes. The successful candidate will have proven professional experience and technical expertise in the field of power system engineering.


Job Description


Internal Interfaces:



  • Operations (for Customer projects)

  • Technology (for R&D projects)

  • Commercial (for tendering)

  • Strategic Sourcing

  • Quality

  • Other engineering departments, especially Controls and System Design group


External Interfaces



  • Major Suppliers

  • Customers

  • Consultants

  • Professional Organizations

  • Statutory Bodies

  • Competitors


Essential Responsibilities



  • Network Studies: Confirmation of the correct interaction between the equipment, its control system and the rest of the network. Transient Stability studies, Load Flow Studies, Short Circuit Studies, Interaction Studies.

  • Harmonic Analysis and Power Quality: Conducting AC and DC harmonic performance and harmonic stability studies for HVDC converter stations for VSC and LCC HVDC schemes. Radio Frequency Interference studies and Electromagnetic Compatibility studies. Power Line Carrier Interference studies and filters. Design of AC, DC, and High Frequency harmonic filters and screening.Calculations of filter performance and rating.Creation of project-specific equipment specifications for filter reactors/capacitors/resistors.

  • Insulation Coordination: Determination (by simulation) of temporary and transient overvoltage stresses on equipment and surge arrester energy ratings.

  • Provide guidance and coordinate the engineering tasks to meet the project/tender requirement.

  • Technical responsibility in areas of expertise

  • Development and Industrialisation: Develop and industrialise solutions tools and processes associated with the engineering activities identified above.

  • Be actively involved in new developments in HVDC technologies, implementing control and protection solutions and creating / delivering new analysis techniques and system study tools in order to provide optimized system study solutions.

  • Process Improvement: Review and record design processes and develop new or improved processes.

  • Enforce engineering discipline and set processes across all work tasks and adherence to company policies, quality procedures and work instructions (e.g. through trainings, technical reviews).

  • Represent the business in external events by publishing technical papers.

  • Apply yourself towards improving your technical knowledge base and keep abreast of relevant methodologies and technological advancement within the Company.

  • Support and mentor other engineers to increase the team’s technical knowledge and competence.

  • Values: Comply with the GE Values Charter.


Desired additional skills



  • Insulation Coordination Studies: Determination (by simulation) of temporary and transient overvoltage stresses on equipment and surge arrester energy ratings.

  • Losses: Calculation of overall project losses and reporting to the client.

  • Equipment Specification: Creation of project-specific, high economic value, equipment specifications for equipment such as power transformers, instrument transformers, reactors, capacitors, surge arresters etc.

  • Reliability and Availability Studies: Creation of overall reliability and availability models for projects and reporting to the client.


Quality



  • Take part in the development and deployment of engineering processes, working methods and best practices within the Department.

  • Enforce engineering discipline and set processes across all work tasks and adherence to company policies, quality procedures and work instructions (e.g. through trainings, technical reviews).

  • Report or resolve any non-conformances in a timely manner.


Health and Safety



  • Identify and evaluate EHS risks in own area and implement practical measures. 

  • Set the example by demonstrating the proper acts and actively observe work conditions and behaviours, giving constructive feedback and celebrating EHS effective prevention.

  • Actively participate in defining corrective actions when work is unsafe or when an uncontrolled risk is observed.

  • Routinely observe routines and behaviours of others and provide immediate feedback regarding unsafe behaviour and celebrates achievements or safe behaviours.

  • Actively and routinely promote the identification of hazards and near misses to their team/s.


Candidate profile


Educational requirements



  • Educated with an Engineering degree including power systems and power electronics subjects preferably proven experience in HVDC System Design.


Technical skills



  • Harmonic analysis and Power Quality

  • Basic knowledge of Power System design

  • Knowledge of system tools like PSCAD, PSS/E, DigSilent, RTDS and MATLAB etc.

  • Insulation co-ordination and main equipment characteristics for HVDC is desirable

  • An understanding of the use of computer mathematical and simulation tools as applied to the design of the aforementioned activities

  • A general understanding of the characteristics of HVDC Valves and their control systems.

  • Presentation ability


Personal skills



  • Able to lead technical activities and mentor team members for technical delivery

  • Able to work to deadlines with high quality, sense of urgency and delivery

  • Good technical communication skills

  • Ability to coordinate and lead a small group of engineers

  • Structured approach to sharing knowledge and experience

  • Self-motivating, proactive and results driven approach

  • Strong problem-solving and root cause identification skills

  • Precise documentation

  • Ability to be a team player and to work independently

  • "Professional" approach to engineering delivery

  • Right first-time culture & attitude


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