Power & Systems Modelling Engineer

Rugby, Warwickshire
11 Apr 2019
11 May 2019

Role Summary/Purpose

As a member of a multi-disciplined team, deliver full (MW-scale) power systems analysis and/or detail analysis in a specific domain using simulation software for systems incorporating, (but not limited to) power generation, protection, power conversion, energy storage, control and automation to ensure the design meets customer, budget, schedule, contract, and regulatory requirements

Essential Responsibilities

  • Monitor and deliver project work packages.
  • Produce designs, specifications and documentation for systems and supporting equipment, including generators, switchboards, transformers, converters, motors, energy storage, cabling etc.
  • Undertake modelling, analysis and simulation of power electronic converter and machine drive systems & equipment, using standard industrial design tools such as: Matlab, Simulink, eTAP, PLECS, PSpice, Mathcad, CFD, etc.
  • Ensure drive and project system designs comply with the relevant health & safety and applicable International standards and class society rules.
  • Review technical drawings, documents and electrical schematics for technical compliance and functionality.
  • Resolve technical aspects and issues in support of current projects, equipment under test, or in-service platforms.
  • Undertake and provide support to technical design studies, short circuit calculations, load flow, protection co-ordination, harmonics, system operation, transient analysis, common mode / EMC and quality of power supply studies.
  • Provide technical assistance to tendering, test and commissioning teams.
  • Support attainment of on-time delivery, cost and quality targets.
  • Verification, validation, lab testing of low voltage & medium voltage drive systems.
  • Liaise with platform engineering, technology and value engineering, and supply chain as appropriate in order to support the project and the business.
  • Liaise with other GE businesses, sub-contractors and suppliers as appropriate in order to support the project and the business.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to the overall project teams as appropriate, including support of technical meetings, factory acceptance testing, commissioning and service.
  • Improve the efficiency of the engineering process, through development and use of standard engineering solutions for projects.
  • Comply with all company and customer health and safety regulations.


  • Minimum of a Degree or equivalent in electrical engineering or higher, Masters or PhD in relevant field or equivalent knowledge or experience
  • Chartered Engineer (or working to) and equivalent proven record of continuous professional development.
  • Strong experience in power system engineering in one or more fields, from power engineering HV / LV or electrical drive systems applications. Experience of electrical system integration working on multi-disciplinary projects. Design experience in power electronics, systems and projects or similar field.
  • Track record of successful project execution.
  • Skilled user of power electronics design tools (Mathcad, MATLAB, Simulink, eTAP, PLECS etc).
  • Willing to travel within UK and overseas for short term working. Extant Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), or the ability to obtain BPSS is required for this role.

Desired Characteristics

  • Electrical engineering & modelling in Marine /Offshore Oil & Gas / Naval / Defence industry.
  • Experience in engineering, modelling, design, application, testing or commissioning environment, with experience in one or more of the following areas: Electrical power generation and distribution systems/ LV / HV switchgear and transformer specification and application/ LV and MV synchronous generators and their associated control systems (AVRs, speed governors etc.)/ Induction and synchronous motors and their control systems/ Variable speed drive control systems and associated automation/ Power system control and protection/ LV and MV variable speed drives and motors/ Battery and/or Ultra-Capacitor based energy storage systems
  • Application experience for drives, including marine (Naval or Offshore), metal industries and mining applications.
  • Marine electrical power and propulsion systems. Experience of performing power system studies such as: LV & MV Protection & Co-ordination/ Voltage drop / dip calculations/ Load flow and fault studies/ Transient system and scenario analysis/ Harmonic (VTHD) calculations/ MV & LV power system cabling (cable selection, rating etc.)/ Quality of Power Supply / EMC
  • On site commissioning experience of large projects.
  • Personal Qualities
  • Ability to multi-task on a variety of projects to strict time scales.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Good personal organisational skills.
  • Operate with professionalism and integrity.

About Us

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com

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 

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