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Lead Systems Engineer (m/f/d)

GE Energy
Berlin, Berlin 10117
**Job Description Summary**

About Us:

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 with 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 were always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and youll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, youll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the energy transition.

What we offer:

Working in an international team which is part of global Engineering HVDC Centre of Excellence within Grid Integration based in Berlin or Dresden.

A key role in a dynamic working environment with a large degree of flexibility of work agreements (incl. 2 to 3 days working from home per week, part-time job, job sharing)

Competitive benefits, and great development opportunities.

**Job Description**

This role is designed to interpret the customers technical enquiry and to design the most cost-effective overall solution for an HVDC installation utilizing the PES power electronics solutions, aiming to minimizing the total cost, and to specify the main (high-value) items of bought-out equipment for HVDC Projects. The successful candidate will also be involved in the development and industrialization of 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 which will provide them with various opportunities to develop their skills in the field of high voltage AC and DC power system design via mentoring by Systems Expert, on-the-job training, classroom training (such as the HVDC university training modules), placement in other engineering departments etc.

**Essential** **responsibilities:**

The successful candidate may be involved in any of the following areas and is expected to have experience in a number of these areas:

Main Circuit Design

Develop an integrated scheme design that meets the Customers needs, by developing requirements on the ratings and functionalities of the different HVDC systems subsystems, in an optimized and cost-effective


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 Project activities within the Systems department and co-ordination with other engineering department.


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.

**Desired additional skills** **:**

Network Studies

Confirmation of the correct interaction between the equipment, its control system, and the rest of the network.

Transient Stability studies, Load Flow Studies, Short Circuit Studies, Interaction Studies.

Transient Studies

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

Harmonic Analysis and Power Quality

Conducting AC and DC harmonic performance and harmonic stability studies for HVDC converter stations for VSC and LCC HVDC schemes. Radio Frequency Interference studies and Electromagnetic Compatibility studies. Power Line Carrier Interference studies and filters. Design of AC, DC, and High Frequency harmonic filters and screening. Calculations of filter performance and rating. Creation of project-specific equipment specifications for filter reactors/capacitors/resistors.


PSCAD, PSS/E, DigSilent, Python and MATLAB.

**Desired** **Candidate Profile**

Qualifications and Experience:

Preferably educated with a Master in Power Systems Engineering from an accredited institution (or equivalent knowledge) and proven professional experience and technical expertise in the field of Power Systems Engineering and preferably in HVDC System Design.

Technical Domain Competencies

At least AWARE of the following areas, and PROFICIENT in some of them:

Power System Design

Circuit analysis

Power control

Reactive power design

HVAC domain knowledge

HVDC domain knowledge

High voltage equipment specification, design, and testing (E.g., power transformers, reactors, capacitors, switchgear, instrumentation transformers and transducers, surge arresters, bushings and insulators)

Reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) assessment and management

Electrical power systems modelling and analysis

Insulation co-ordination

Audible noise assessment and mitigation


Network Studies

Harmonic Analysis and Power Quality

EMC assessment and mitigation

HVDC valves and their control systems

Technical Domain Tools


Power Network Analysis (PSS/E, DigSilent, Eurostag)


Reliability assessment (Reliasoft, Isograph)

Audible Noise (SoundPLAN)

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)


MATLAB & Simulink

Requirements Management (DOORS)

**Professional Competencies**

Communications: Strong oral and written communication skills in English.

Critical Thinking: Capable of structuring defendable arguments, evidence, assumptions, and decisions.

Ethics and Professionalism: Personal commitment to professional standards, recognizing obligations to society, the profession, and the environment.

Technical Leadership: understanding of customer need, problem solving, creativity and innovation,

relationship management, operational oversight and accountability, engineering instinct.

Negotiation: capable of resolving points of difference, to gain advantage for an individual or collective, or crafting outcomes to satisfy various interests.

Team Dynamics and Facilitation: Ability to be a team player and to facilitate groups interactions.

**Engineering Management** **Competencies**

Planning: Ability to plan and manage own work.

Risk and Opportunity Management: Proactively identifies and manages risks, issues, and opportunities.

Acquisition and Supply: Generation of work products associated with acquiring or providing products or services.

Knowledge Management: capable of deploying training, coaching, and mentoring to customers and

colleagues. Proactively records and disseminates return of experience.

**Additional Information**

**Relocation Assistance Provided:** Yes


Posted: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-04-13

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