General Electric Power Electronics Engineer – Valve Engineering in Stafford, United Kingdom

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Role Summary:

This role offers excellent opportunity for a motivated candidate to innovate, expand their design skill and personal development within an internationally recognised expert in this exciting field. Whilst based at the HVDC Centre of Excellence in Stafford there will be international travel opportunities to collaborate with other GE units, test laboratories and customer sites.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Generate project documentation (such as type test specification, type test reports, design reports…)

• Validation of key component ratings (Size of the Valve, Calculation of losses, RAM study…).

• Working against customer specification at project stage (Clause by Clause, Risk analysis).

• Integration with other engineering departments for product definition (System design, Main Scheme, Layout, Commercial).

• Circuit simulation for design and future testing as part of project awarded.

• Product design, and definition, including routine and type test specifications and pre-commissioning testing.

• Product support during complete life cycle (From Tender to Project commissioned).

• Support site activities during erections of the valve, pre-commissioning and training for customer.

• Expectation to travel 20% of the time across the world.



• Educated to degree level in electrical or electronic engineering or equivalent knowledge & experience

Required Characteristics:

• Power electronic converters (motor drives, such as HVDC and FACTS applications)

• High power electronic components (IGBTs, thyristors, passive components)

• Thermal Design (loss calculations, heatsink specification liquid cooling)

• Specification & report writing

• Simulation tools such as Matlab-Simulink, PSCAD-EMTDC

• Design & type testing programmes

• Requirements capture

• Risk analysis

• EHS compliance ability

• Good communication skills

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

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Prior experience of electrical transmission industry

• Prior experience on site

• Thermal and hydraulic design (e.g. loss temperature calculations, thermal modelling, thermal characteristics of material, pressure drop calculations)

• Intellectual property and the patent process experience

• Power Electronic control & protection

• Understanding of multi-modular converters

• High Voltage engineering

• Ability to coordinate and lead a small group of engineers

• Good at sharing knowledge and experience

Locations: United Kingdom; Stafford

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