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GE Aviation
Location: Stafford
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers Jobs
About Us:

GE Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading
technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and
optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable
electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s
first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids,
and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and
renewables customers, that keep our world running.


Solutions equips 90% of power utilities worldwide to bring power
reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power
consumers. With over 200 years combined experience in providing advanced
energy solutions, our products and services enable more resilient,
efficient and reliable power systems.

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Role Summary:
This role is intended to interpret the customer's technical inquiry and to design the most cost effective overall solution for an HVDC installation utilizing the GE power electronic solutions, with the objective of minimizing the total cost, and to specify the main (high-value) items of bought-out equipment. The successful candidate will be involved in the development and industrialization of solutions tools and processes.

Essential Responsibilities:

Main Circuit Design

The goal of the Main
Circuit design is to come up with a scheme design that meets the
Customer’s requirements, using a combination of GE products and
externally sourced main plant equipment, in an optimised and
cost-effective manner.

Equipment Specification

of project-specific, high economic value, equipment specifications for
equipment such as power transformers, instrument transformers, reactors,
capacitors, surge arresters etc.

Filter Design

of AC, DC, High Frequency harmonic filters and screening. Calculations
of filter performance and rating. Creation of project-specific
equipment specifications for filter reactors/capacitors/resistors.

Insulation Coordination Studies

Determination (by simulation) of temporary and transient overvoltage stresses on equipment and surge arrester energy ratings.

Reliability and Availability Studies

Creation of overall reliability and availability models for projects and reporting to the client.


Calculation of overall project losses and reporting to the client.

Development and Industrialisation

Develop and industrialise solutions tools and processes associated with the engineering activities identified above.

Process Improvement

Review and record design processes and develop new or improved processes.

GE Beliefs

* Customers determine our success
* Stay lean to go fast
* Learn and adapt to win
* Empower and inspire each other
* Deliver results in an uncertain world

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
* Actively and routinely promote the identification of hazards and near misses to their team/s.


* 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.


Educated with an Engineering degree (or equivalent) including
Electrical Power Systems and Power Electronics subjects (minimum 2:1),
and preferably proven experience in the specific aspects of design and
implementation of HVDC Schemes.

A higher degree in Electrical Power Systems or equivalent is preferable.

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.


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:


Working to Detailed Proficiency level on the relevant skills of Main Circuit design, principles of reactive power design, filter design, power quality issues, insulation co-ordination and main equipment characteristics for HVDC.

• Circuit Analysis
• Power control
• Reactive Power design
• Power System modelling and techniques
• EMC assessment and mitigation
• Audible Noise assessment and mitigation
• HV Equipment (Transformers, Capacitors, Reactors, Switchgear, Instrument, Surge Arresters...)
• HVDC Valves and their control systems.
A thorough understanding of the use of computer mathematical and simulation tools as applied to the design of the activities
• EMT Software (PSCAD, EMTP-RV, ATP...)
• Power Network Analysis (PSS/E, DIgSILENT, Eurostag...)
• ECAD (Engineering Base, AutoCAD Electrical...)
• Matlab & Simulink
• Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)


• Able to work to deadlines with high quality, sense of urgency and delivery
• Good technical communication skills
• Self-motivating, proactive and results driven approach
• Strong problem-solving and root cause identification skills
• Precise documentation
• Ability to be a team player and to work independently
• "Professional" approach to engineering delivery
• Right first time culture & attitude

Locations: United Kingdom; Stafford

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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