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Lead Engineer – Modelling, Control and Simulation

Stafford, United Kingdom | General Electric

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    Energy / Renewable Energy / Oil & Gas
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Reporting to the NTI manager, the Lead Engineer – Modelling, Control and Simulation will lead the development of models and control concepts for new requirements in the VSC-HVDC market. This role is key to drive the technological developments in line with the HVDC market needs, as well as the wider power systems engineering and scientific community such as working groups, standards, and conferences. The role is based in Stafford, UK.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and development of accurate and high-quality computer models and control system concepts to satisfy the needs of the VSC-HVDC market, working in collaboration with the Solution Owners and the engineering teams

  • Lead work packages to translate technology requirements to control concepts and both mathematical and computer models

  • Identify, capture, and generate new intellectual property

  • Develop mathematical models in time- and frequency-domain of the VSC-HVDC system, including plant and control models

  • Validate the computer models in Model-in-the-Loop (MIL), Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) and Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop (PHIL)

  • Design, develop and study new and existing VSC Control functionalities

  • Update/create high quality requirement specifications, design specifications and test specifications

  • Propose initial conceptual system and control designs based on new market requirements

  • Create MATLAB/Simulink, PSCAD and RSCAD models to design and validate conceptual and detailed designs, from low to moderate Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

  • Define, configure, and maintain real-time simulation platforms to integrate GE’s eLuminaTM control and protection system

  • Define and plan development activities

  • Participate in gate review meetings, design review meetings and quality processes

  • Lead a team of engineers to execute research and development tasks

  • Publish articles in high-quality technical conferences, journals and symposiums

  • Contribute in and influence the development of working group activities such as CIGRE, VDE, ENTSO-E and IEEE standards

  • Ensure GE’s Health and Safety processes are adhered to by personnel

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Master’s degree or above in Power Systems or Power Electronics / Controls with considerable work experience (as Lead/Senior engineer)

  • In-depth understanding of Modelling and Control first principles and algorithms used in the VSC-HVDC technology

  • Overall understanding of HVDC system and component level interactions and considerations in HVDC schemes (practical experience from working on HVDC projects preferred)

  • Deep understanding of Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC) and HVDC control algorithms

  • In depth experience in HVDC system design, control development and validation

  • Demonstrable experience in working with MATLAB/Simulink and/or PSCAD for VSC-HVDC applications

  • Experience in time-domain and frequency-domain modelling and simulation of VSC-HVDC converters

  • Experience in offline EMT and SIL/HIL simulation and validation of VSC-HVDC systems

  • Experience in participation in working groups for standards and Grid Codes

  • Experience in leading teams of engineers towards achieving the company’s objectives

  • Familiarity with quality processes such as Agile” development practices would be advantageous

  • Demonstrated experience and track record of success in working with global engineering teams

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