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Control Application Engineer Intern-1

  • Internship
  • Stafford (Staffordshire)

Job description

Job Description Summary

The Role

As an Intern you will report within the Control and Protections Systems Department. The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated, dynamic and growing team of engineers working on the design of HVDC Control Systems. This is a very exciting and dynamic field of control engineering in which GE’s leading contribution has worldwide recognition.

HVDC Control & Protection Systems Engineering supports the design and implementation of HVDC Control and Protection Systems by analysing customer requirements, assessing the necessary deviation from standard solutions, modelling the proposed HVDC control system, providing requirements for the hardware and software teams to implement and validate the resulting system.

Job Description

About GE – Grid Solutions
UK Grid Solutions Limited - Power Electronics, Stafford is an international leader in high power electronics and control technology, specialising in the engineering of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Systems using both Line-Commutated (thyristor-based) and Voltage-Sourced (IGBT-based) converter technologies.

With over 50 years of experience in HVDC, GE worldwide HVDC Centre of Excellence in Stafford provides complete turn-key solutions for the rapidly-growing global HVDC market.  Project Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Test Laboratories and Research & Development are all located in Stafford. This unique setup gives HVDC engineers at Stafford exposure across the manufacturing cycle; allowing innovation and design to quickly influence new and existing products. The HVDC Technology Departments are at the forefront of worldwide innovation in HVDC and are expanding rapidly.  


  • Work as part of an expert team, giving ample opportunity for learning design and  development skills highly relevant for working with any control and protection system; in particular, power electronics systems and grid technology.
  • Execute with guidance from senior engineering resources, the analysis, simulation, test, and integration required to define, and support assigned components, modules or systems that meet business standards Including:
  • PSSE/PSCAD and PSSE/RSCAD Power system network conversion, modelling and verification.
  • Plant modelling of HVDC System in various simulation tools (MATLAB, RSCAD, PSCAD etc) and its verification.
  • Support in producing required technical documentation, under the supervision of senior engineers.
  • Follow the departments standard design practices, engineering reviews and guidelines.
  • Use some level of judgment and has ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters but with guidance

The Person:

  • The candidate will have completed 2 years of degree level in a related science such as Electrical Engineering or equivalent knowledge or experience. However, this is not as important as a proven track record and evidence that you have the mind-set and abilities to perform the role.

Skills and Experience:

  • 2:1-degree grade or above (or equivalent) predicted or obtained in Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Good written communication skills – there should be little or no spelling and grammatical errors in their application.
  • Eligibility to undertake placement - the internship is for 12 months, all candidates should confirm on their application that they are available for this time period


  • MathWorks Matlab Simulink model development and simulation.
  • PSCAD & RSCAD (power system studies).
  • Python or similar scripting experience.
  • Basic academic knowledge is sufficient; the rest will need to be taught on the job – candidate needs to be passionate and willing to learn

Specific Abilities:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivating, proactive and results driven approach
  • Problem-solving and root cause identification skills
  • Able to work to deadlines with good quality
  • Proficient in the English language, written and verbal. Other languages are bonus
  • Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the - UK Border Agency website.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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