Offers “General Electric”

Expires soon General Electric

Consulting Engineer - Power Transformers

  • Stafford (Staffordshire)
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description

Job Description Summary

Become part of a winning team and help to deliver the Green Energy transition.

Consulting Engineers are part of the Controlled Title Holders (CTH) at GE Vernova, a community of senior engineers with highest level of technical expertise in the business and impactful influencers within the industry.

In this position, you will be reporting directly to the CTO of Grid Systems Integration (GSI) business and providing technical governance and advice to ensure that the transformers that are part of GE Vernova’s HVDC solutions are well-designed, built with the necessary levels of quality and operate in service with the required reliability and availability.

If you have extensive Power Transformer knowledge and would like to play an active role in the mission of accelerating energy transition, then look no further.

Please join us now and work with some of the best engineers in the industry to create a better world for our future.

Job Description


  • The successful candidate will be reporting to the GSI Chief Technology Officer (CTO) , working with a large team of experienced and professional engineers.  
  • A key part of the role will be the coaching and mentoring of engineers via on-the-job training and classroom training (such as the HVDC university training modules). 
  • As part of the role, the candidate will be required to represent GE in front of external stakeholders such as clients, third party suppliers, professional bodies (IEC, CIGRE, etc).
  • You will also interact with GE Vernova stakeholders within the HVDC business and the wider GE Vernova organisation.
  • The candidate will have the opportunity to develop innovative ideas and publish their work internationally in scientific papers and patents.
  • Responsible for major and complex assignments with long-term business implications within functional area of expertise. 
  • Work with other GE Vernova HVDC designers to ensure that the transformer solutions available are optimised for the overall HVDC solutions provided.
  • Lead the governance process for the design approval of the specifications.
  • Working with our suppliers, establish a rigorous set of design, manufacturing and testing gates to ensure good oversight and successful outcomes to all our transformer deliveries and their commercial operation.
  • Establish a rigorous set of design, manufacturing and testing gates to ensure good oversight and successful outcomes to all our transformer deliveries and their commercial operation.
  • Lead the technical discussion with suppliers to arrive at optimised and cost-effective transformer designs for all our reference solutions. 
  • Maintain a deep understanding of International (IEC / IEEE) and other local standards applicable to power transformers.

Additional Responsibilities


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

Development and Industrialisation:

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

Health and Safety:

  • Identify and evaluate EHS risks.
  • 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.

Desired Candidate Profile

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Preferably holding a degree in engineering from an accredited institution (or equivalent knowledge) with proven professional experience and technical expertise in the field of Power Transformer Design, preferably in both HVDC Converter and Interface transformers.

Technical Domain Competencies:

  • Power Transformer Design
  • Testing and Validation of power transformers
  • Purchase Specification of power transformers 
  • Audible noise assessment and mitigation for power transformers
  • Transformer shipping and movement on site
  • Civil interfaces (e.g., transformer foundations, oil catchment pits, etc)
  • Transformer fire protection
  • Electrical modelling and analysis techniques
  • Insulation co-ordination
  • Transformer ancillary component specification and validation

Professional Competencies:

  • Communications: Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Critical Thinking: Capable of structuring defendable arguments, evidence, assumptions and decisions.
  • Ethics and Professionalism: Personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession, and the environment.
  • Technical Leadership: understanding of customer need, problem solving, creativity and innovation, relationship management, operational oversight and accountability, engineering instinct.
  • Negotiation: capable of resolving points of difference, to gain advantage for an individual or collective, or crafting outcomes to satisfy various interests.
  • Team Dynamics and Facilitation: Ability to be a team player and to facilitate groups interactions.

Engineering Management Competencies:

  • Planning: Ability to plan and manage own work.
  • Risk and Opportunity Management: Proactively identifies and manages risks, issues, and opportunities.
  • Acquisition and Supply: Generation of work products associated with acquiring or providing products or services.
  • Knowledge Management: capable of deploying training, coaching and mentoring to customers and colleagues.
  • Proactively records and disseminates return of experience.

Grid Solutions, a GE Vernova business, serves customers globally with over 20,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. Grid Solutions is focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. We electrify the world with advanced grid technologies and accelerate the energy transition.

About GE Grid Solutions:

At GE Grid Solutions we are electrifying the world with advanced grid technologies. As leaders in the energy space our goal is to accelerate the transition for a more energy efficient grid to full fill the needs of tomorrow. With a focus on growth and sustainability GE Grid Solutions plays a pivotable role in integrating Renewables onto the grid to drive to carbon neutral. In Grid Solutions we help enable the transition for a greener more reliable Grid. GE Grid Solutions has the most advanced and comprehensive product and solutions portfolio within the energy sector.

Why we come to work:

At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge - and we’re always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the energy transition.

What we offer:

A key role in a dynamic, international working environment with a large degree of flexibility of work agreements

Competitive benefits, and great development opportunities - including private health insurance.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

Make every future a success.
  • Job directory
  • Business directory