Offers “General Electric”

39 days agoGeneral Electric

Drives Control Engineering Manager

  • Rugby (Warwickshire)
  • IT development

Job description

Job Description Summary

GE Vernova’s Power Conversion business provides electrification systems that are critical to customers’ power and energy needs for their high-performance applications. We work with some of the world’s major energy, maritime and industrial organizations, helping to enable a transition to energy efficiency and decarbonization, including through our specialist motors, power electronics systems, electrical drives and control technologies that evolve today’s industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future. We serve specialized sectors such as energy, marine, industry and all related services.

Job Description

As the Drives Control Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers to design the next generation of digital control systems for power electronic systems and electrical machines. This is a technical role and will involve working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers to deliver control algorithms used in low voltage & medium voltage MW-scale power electronics converter systems and electrical drives for Marine, Naval, Energy and Industry applications. These drive systems are DC and AC multiphase drives ranging from a few hundred KW to tens of MW.

In this role you will focus on:

  • Managing a team of engineers to specify, design, code, validate and maintain control systems for power electronic converters and electrical drive systems based on customer and internal requirements.
  • Designing Core Drive Control firmware and control algorithms for vector control of electrical drive systems, and for various converter topologies including PWM and other control strategies.
  • Defining the architectures, coding standards, and creating road maps for embedded control software & hardware to be deployed on FPGAs & DSPs.
  • Developing and maintaining good engineering interfaces with the wider engineering community and peer groups within GE Vernova.
  • Supporting commissioning and validation of electrical drive systems.
  • Integrating control software into larger systems and verifying their functionality.
  • Writing technical documentation.
  • Applying best engineering standards and developing design practices ensuring your designs comply with relevant health & safety and international standards.
  • Travelling to customer sites for meetings or equipment validation, typically a few times per year for a duration of a few days up to 2 weeks.

We are looking for a committed and professional individual with:

  • A relevant degree in Electrical, Electronics, Software Engineering or equivalent, or significant experience in an industrial software engineering environment.
  • A sound understanding of programming principles of electrical machines, electrical drives, converters, etc.
  • Deep domain knowledge of control strategies for power electronics converter systems, embedded control systems, PWM (and other switching strategies), electrical machines, and encoderless field-oriented algorithms.
  • Experience with linear & non-linear control systems
  • Proficiency using simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink etc.
  • Experience with C-code programming or automatic code generation.
  • An awareness of embedded software design, microprocessor & FPGA programming principles.
  • Knowledge of the entire Product Life Cycle, from requirements flow down, initial design to detailed design, through levels of testing and validation and maintenance.
  • Comprehensive understanding of real-time operating systems and methods/approaches underlying the design and writing of software for a real-time environment.
  • Good understanding of floating point and integer mathematics.
  • Availability and an unrestricted right to travel domestically and overseas.
  • Eligibility to obtain UK security clearance to BPSS clearance level or higher (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/united-kingdom-security-vetting-clearance-levels/national-security-vetting-clearance-levels).

What will make you stand out:

  • Understanding of power electronics converter topologies and semiconductor devices (Diodes, Thyristors, IGBTs, GTOs, IGCTs, MOSFETS, SiC, GaN etc).
  • Strong understanding of electrical machines: DC, Induction, Synchronous, Permanent magnet machines etc.
  • High speed communications such as Ethernet, fibre optic Ethernet and higher speed derivatives thereof.
  • Modelling and simulation of power electronic converter systems and drive systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

You can expect from us:

  • Challenging and exciting projects.
  • A work environment where we understand that not everyone has the same expectations about their jobs, careers and work-life balance and we are happy to discuss flexibility requirements and hybrid work.
  • Attractive compensation.
  • Flexible benefits so you can build a package that fits your personal needs. Some core benefits are: Employer pension contribution (not subject to individual contribution), Income protection, Private Health Insurance and Life Assurance.
  • 26 days vacation + bank holidays.

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