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Control SW Validation Engineer

  • Internship
  • Stafford (Staffordshire)
  • Teaching

Job description

Additional Cities

Career Level

Relocation Assistance


GE Renewable Energy
Business Segment

Renewable Energy Grid Solutions


United Kingdom
Postal Code

ST16 1WS
Role Summary/Purpose

The Verification and Validation Engineer ensures the verification and validation of HVDC Control Systems by creating and carrying out tests on our Controls Software to ensure that we have built the software right and that we have built the right software.
Essential Responsibilities

• Design and create test cases against software requirements 
• Carry out execution of tests and provide clear reporting of results 
• Clearly communicate details of failures to the respective engineering functions 
• Understand the key milestones in the project plan, ensure that the plan correctly provisions for the required testing activities. 
• Support continual improvement, raising the effectiveness and efficiency of the team through the introduction of tools, methods and process improvements and coordinating with the Continuous Improvement leaders 
• Support a standard product methodology mindset, seek opportunities to re-use solutions, improve quality and reliability whilst reducing the delivery timeline and associated costs


• Engineering degree or equivalent including power systems and power electronics subjects or proven equivalent knowledge and experience in HVDC business 
• Good understanding of Software Development Life Cycle especially the V-Model 
• Problem solving skills to support test issues especially lab setup and debugging skills 
• Strong sense of urgency and ability to identify and manage technical risks 
• Strong written and verbal communication skills 
• Ability to understand software requirements 
• Understanding of functional characteristics of power systems 
• Able to work to deadlines under pressure whilst maintaining the safety, quality and engineering integrity of the solution 
• Must be flexible with working hours
Desired Characteristics

• Agile or Scrum methodologies 
• Jira 
• Experience with test management tools 
• Experience with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word 
• Knowledge of HVDC control systems, protection and sequencing strategy 
• Knowledge of HVDC station equipment and interlocking design 
• Experience in PSCAD/RSCAD Dynamic Performance Studies 
• Knowledge of Line Commutation Converters (LCC) or Voltage Source Converters (VSC) 
• Knowledge of system tools like MATCAD, PSCAD, PSS/E, RSCAD and MATLAB etc 
• Knowledge of applicable electrical standards such as IEC 61850, IEC 62351, IEC 12207, IEEE 15288, IEC 25010, IEC 27032, NERC/CIP 
• Experience working in HVDC industry

Opening date 10/07/2020 - Closing date 07/08/2020 

For further information about this role, and to apply, please visit quoting 3492743
About Us

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.
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