Senior Control Systems Engineer

Senior Control Systems Engineer

GE - General Electric

Barcelona, Spain

Role Summary:

We are seeking a Control System engineer with demonstrated design and evaluation expertise to join the Controls & Operability team, within the Onshore Wind Land Constrained product segment.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Senior Controls Engineer is an integral part of the wind product and design process. It is a key role for the Control software development and participates in all its phases. The broad scope of responsibility provides an opportunity to optimize turbine availability, reliability, operability, performance and safety.

  • Participate in all phases of Control software development from requirements analysis, control design and development and finally product sustaining/support
  • Taking design ownership of Wind Turbine Generator systems control strategies and systems
  • Utilize First Principles methodologies to ensure physics-based control of Wind Turbine Generators
  • Compile, develop and document requirements for Wind Turbine controls features and components
  • Lead the development of Wind Turbine controls strategy for optimal operability, reliability, availability and protection
  • Define and maintain control of the safety aspects of the Wind Turbine system
  • Support product development programs design review discussions and present relevant design details to chief engineers for evaluation and approval
  • Investigate and resolve critical controls related fleet issues; identify & implement improvements in the controls strategies based on lessons learned on field

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • BS/MS Degree or equivalent knowledge or experience in Mechanical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar field with Wind Energy emphasis preferred
  • Extensive experience in Wind Turbine Control system design and validation (SIL, PIL, HIL)
  • Track record of leading successfully control developments within new product/technology introduction programs
  • Broad knowledge of Wind Turbine Generator physical principles
  • Knowledgeable in wind turbine certification, including IEC and GL requirements
  • Self-starter, who delivers results with minimal supervision. Able to supervise/train others
  • Proven Proficiency in Matlab - Simulink
  • Ability to succeed in a global team environment
  • Experience in technical project management and coordinating/leading engineering teams
  • Team player with strong communication skills
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • EU Work Permit

Desired Characteristics:

  • Advanced Degree (Master/PhD) in Mechanical/Controls/Electrical engineering or similar field or equivalent knowledge or experience
  • Experienced in modeling and simulating wind turbines in computer simulation codes
  • Experienced in validation of wind turbine simulation codes in comparison to measurement data
  • Experience in modeling, controls, dynamics, testing, and design of wind turbines
  • Experience with GE Mark VIe controller or similar real-time control system
  • Ability to code in at least one programming language such as C or Delphi
  • Understanding of security aspects of software and networks
  • Understanding of electric utility transmission and distribution systems
  • Greenbelt (internal GE) or Equivalent quality training
  • Willingness to travel occasionally

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