Offers “General Electric”

Expires soon General Electric

Senior Systems Engineer - System Design

  • Stafford (Staffordshire)

Job description

Job Description Summary

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

This role is designed to interpret the customer’s technical enquiry and to design the most cost-effective overall solution for an HVDC installation utilising the PES power electronics solutions, aiming to minimising the total cost, and to specify the main (high-value) items of bought-out equipment for Tenders (ITO: Inquiry to Order).

The successful candidate will also be involved in the development and industrialisation of GE’s Reference solution as well as tools and processes and will have technical knowledge and experience in the field of power system engineering (academic and professional).

The successful candidate will be part of an established team of experienced power systems engineer and will be required as a Senior engineer to provide mentoring and support to their .

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, Cigré, etc). You will also interact with GE stakeholders within the HVDC business and the wider GE renewables organisation. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop innovative ideas and publish their work internationally in scientific papers and patents.

Job Description

Main Circuit Design

  • Develop an integrated scheme design that meets the Customer’s needs, by developing requirements on the ratings and functionalities of the different HVDC system’s subsystems, in an optimised and cost-effective manner.

Insulation Coordination Studies

  • Determine the temporary and transient overvoltage stresses on HV equipment and provide the protective level requirements for the surge arresters.

Equipment Lifecycle Management

  • Manage the lifecycle of high economic value High Voltage equipment such as power transformers, instrument transformers, reactors, capacitors and surge arresters, covering the development of its requirements, specification, supplier management and the validation and verification (testing) of design, manufacturing and commissioning.

Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Studies and Management

  • Create, verify and validate the reliability, availability and maintainability models for HVDC systems and subsystems, providing insight to customers and leaders and managing the risks, issues and opportunities that affect the systems throughout their lifecycle.

Losses Management

  • Create, verify and validate the electrical power losses models for HVDC systems and subsystems, providing insight to customers and leaders and managing the risks, issues and opportunities that affect the systems throughout their lifecycle.

Technical Leadership

  • Lead Tender activities within the Systems department and co-ordination with other engineering department and the commercial team.
  • Lead technical activities for the development of GE’s Reference Solution within the Systems department and co-ordination with other engineering department and the Reference Solution Team.


  • Take part in the development and deployment of engineering processes, working methods and best practices within the Department.
  • 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 in own area and implement practical measures.
  • 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.

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

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