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Senior Power Systems Engineer


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Roles and Responsibilities

The role is for a Senior Power Systems Engineer in GE Vernova’s Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control (WAMPAC) Centre of Excellence in Edinburgh.

We are committed to addressing the climate crisis through innovative monitoring and control solutions that enable a zero carbon electricity grid. Through the use of our technology, power system owners and operators are increasing the flexibility of the grid to integrate more low carbon energy sources than ever before, and enhancing capability to recognise and resolve threats to the stability and security of the grid. GE Vernova (GEV) is recognized as an Industry Leader in the field of power system stability and WAMPAC. GEV’s solutions are used by power system operators and network / asset owners worldwide for improving power system security, securely increasing power transfer levels and analysing power system performance.

Our team works end-to-end from substation to control room, in the fields of power system dynamics, stability, control and performance, covering instrumentation, monitoring & analytics, control systems and modelling. We work closely with customers to develop innovative solutions to emerging problems, design and deliver monitoring software, control solutions and analytical applications. We also provide consulting services around power system performance, model validation, diagnosing stability issues, and more.

We are looking for engineers who are passionate about revolutionising the power system, understand the complexities around low-carbon energy and can apply innovative solutions to bring about change.

Essential Responsibilities

You will play a leading role in our dynamic Power Systems team within our highly collaborative WAMPAC CoE. As one of our senior engineers, you will be a driver of research and design of solutions within the core WAMPAC products and their interaction with related physical and software systems and operational processes – such as the Energy Management System, stability assessment tools and control systems. You will also serve as a technical lead on projects providing consulting and delivery services to customers, working closely with them to address power system problems, deliver our solutions, and shape the future of WAMPAC products.

  • Technical leadership on individual projects, working closely with our customers to deliver our WAMPAC solutions including associated training, analysis, workshops and introduction to operational service.
  • Serve as a key link with our customers – understanding their motivations and requirements, identifying opportunities, and communicating these to colleagues in our Power Systems, Software Engineering, Project Management and Commercial teams.
  • Contribute to the design and development of core Wide Area Monitoring Systems (WAMS) and Wide Area Protection and Control products – including algorithms; user, functional and performance requirements; simulation and testing.
  • Carry out analysis and studies as consultancy and services, involving model-based static and dynamic analysis, and measurement-based studies.
  • Knowledge transfer and support for customers in on-going projects, to promote increased utilization of products, gather feedback, and identify potential follow-on business.
  • Technical support for sales process, including pre-sales customer presentations and workshops, pilot projects, and engagement on customer challenges.
  • Writing technical reports, papers and presentations for conference and journal publications  
  • Up to 25% travel for customer interaction and project meetings


  • MSc or PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience, with preferred focus on Power System Operations, Dynamics, Transients, Stability and/or Control.
  • Must have a basic understanding and experience with power system modelling tools
  • Must be fluent in English and be able to communicate effectively over teleconference and in face-to-face meetings
  • Must be a fast learner, with a willingness to develop knowledge in new areas and with an ability to conduct robust research
  • Must have strong communication skills, able to communicate complex and specialist concepts verbally, visually and in written word.
  • Must be able to solve problems in a holistic manner and be able to work individually and in the team
  • Must be willing to develop leadership skills

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of Matlab/Simulink and other programming languages such as Python
  • Experience in power system analysis using industry standard tools including PSCAD, PSS/E, DigSILENT PowerFactory or Powertech DSATools.
  • Familiarity with RTDS or OPAL-RT environments
  • Experience with network management products including SCADA EMS/DMS and WAMS products.
  • Familiarity and experience with Power Electronics basic concepts and control capabilities
  • Utility or other industrial experience - in particular, experience in power system operations, planning or system analysis.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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