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Staff Power Systems Engineer

GE Aviation
Closing date
22 May 2021

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Job Description Summary The role is for the Staff Power Systems Engineer in GE's Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control (WAMPAC) systems Centre of Excellence in Edinburgh.

We are committed to making a difference in power systems and enabling the low carbon grid of the future. GE is recognized as an Industry Leader in the field of power system dynamics and WAMPAC. GE's solutions are used by power system operators and network / asset owners worldwide for improving power system security, securely increasing power transfer levels and tracking 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, shape and deliver software, design & deploy control schemes, and provide consulting services around power system performance, model validation, tuning of power system stabilizers, 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.

Job Description Roles and 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 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 multiple 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 and their voice within GE - understanding their motivations and requirements, identifying opportunities, and communicating and advocating these to colleagues in our Power Systems, Software Engineering, Project Management and Commercial teams.
• Take a driving and supervising role in the design and development of core WAMS and Wide Area Protection and Control products - including algorithms; user, functional and performance requirements; simulation and testing.
• Carry out and lead 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 and cultivate follow-on business.
• Technical support for sales process, including pre-sales customer presentations and workshops, pilot projects, and engagement on customer challenges.
• Technical leadership, mentoring and coaching of other Power Systems Engineers in the team.
• Writing technical reports, papers and presentations for conference and journal publications  
• Up to 25% travel for customer interaction and project meetings

Education Qualification
• MSc or PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience, with preferred focus on Power System Dynamics, Transients, Stability and Control.
• 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 and lead robust research
• Must have strong communication skills, able to communicate complex and specialist concepts verbally, visually and in written word. Must be able to confidently lead group discussions with internal and customer stakeholders.
• Must be able to solve problems in a holistic manner and be able to work individually as well as lead a small functional team if required.
• Must be willing to further develop leadership skills, mentor and coach more junior team members.
• Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively with other teams
• Must be able to manage time effectively, handle multiple workstreams and be accountable for task completion.

• Experience of Matlab/Simulink programming would be beneficial
• Familiarity with RTDS and OPAL-RT environments and Hardware in the Loop testing, would be beneficial
• Experience in power system analysis using industry standard tools including PSCAD, PSS/E, DigSilent Powerfactory or Powertech DSA Tools, would be beneficial.
• Experience with network management products would be beneficial, including GE/Alstom EMS and WAMS products, as well as familiarity with other SCADA/EMS solutions
• Experience with Power Electronics solutions, including simulations and controls would be beneficial
• Utility and other industrial experience would be beneficial - in particular, experience in operations, planning and/or system analysis

Additional Information Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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