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Power Systems Engineer

Rugby, United Kingdom | General Electric

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    Energy / Renewable Energy / Oil & Gas
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The Power Systems Engineer will be responsible for leading and performing low and medium voltage power systems design activities up to MW scale, including requirements capture, system level design, operational definition, simulation and analysis on Marine, Energy or Industrial projects.

This is a technical role and will involve working in a class leading multi-disciplinary team of engineers. Familiarity with Power Systems equipment is essential, and knowledge of class and regulatory rules is desirable.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Support project teams delivering power systems (including power generation and distribution, energy storage, protection, power conversion and utilisation, control and automation) ensuring the design meets customer and appropriate third-party requirements.

  • Produce detailed design studies including, but not limited to short circuit calculations, load flow, protection coordination, quality of power supply including harmonic analyses, common mode and EMC.

  • Produce requirements and functional specifications for systems and constituent products including generators, switchboards, transformers, power electronic converters, motors, energy storage systems, cabling etc.

  • Ensure the system design complies with the relevant health & safety and applicable international standards, defined project standards, or class society rules where applicable.

  • Comply with all company and customer health and safety regulations.


  • Minimum of a Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering or higher, Masters or PhD in relevant field.

  • Chartered Engineer (or working to) and equivalent proven record of continuous professional development.

  • Extant Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), or the ability to obtain BPSS is required for this role.

  • Proficient with software simulation & design tools, MATLAB, Simulink essential. eTAP desirable.

Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to undertake detailed power systems modelling, analysis and simulation of power electronic converter(s) and machine generation & drive systems and associated equipment, using industrial design tools such as: Matlab, Simulink or eTAP.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to multi-task on a variety of projects to strict time scales, excellent communication skills, good report writing skills, well organised.


  • Willing to travel within base country and overseas for short term working.

  • Clean driving licence.

  • Ability to obtain 'UK Eyes Only' Security Clearance.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

Inclusion & Diversity

At GE Power Conversion, our systems help electrify the world and reduce energy consumption. We are committed to building a more sustainable world for everyone. We aspire to be an inclusive employer, focused on creating a work environment where diversity is encouraged. Join us to see what we can achieve together.

About GE Power Conversion

GE's Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world's energy infrastructure. Designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today's industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future, it serves specialized sectors such as energy, marine, industry and all related services.

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