General Electric Lead Engineer - Controls Engineering in Barcelona, Spain
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Design & enhancement of wind turbine control systems, coordinating with teams within Renewable engineering and services team on product needs, requirements flow down leading to design, implementation and validation of control systems, communicating site validation activities with the services team and customers. The broad scope of responsibility provides an opportunity to optimize turbine performance and operability.
Assist development and enhancement of controls technologies, such as Advanced Loads Controls, Model Based Controls, extreme loads control, covering functional requirements definition, flow down, preliminary design development & documentation
Interface with simulations team and incorporate wind turbine and wind farm operability requirements into the design, as part of control system design
Work with controls product line & systems personnel to flow down desired capability into requirements & preliminary design that can be executed through detailed design and implementation
Work with Fleet Reliability Operations and Renewable Services team to define control system needs for the installed base
Engage in the efforts of defining / documenting turbine operability & constraints. This is creating the foundation on which controls architecture and approach can be modified to meet goals of improved transient response Qualifications/Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Control Engineering, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an accredited College or University
Experience in design and / or modeling of controls systems
Experience with new controls algorithm development, implementation and validation techniques: Software in the Loop (SIL), Processor in the Loop (PIL), Hardware in the Loop (HIL)
Knowledge of controls related sensors and actuators
Proven ability to work in a cross-functional and global environment
Strong oral and written communication skills
Fluent in English (spoken and written)
Effective problem identification and solution skills
Strong interpersonal skills, proven leadership skills and a positive energy
Willingness to travel occasionally
EU Work PermitNon-national candidates are responsible to know the minimum documentation requirements to be able to be contracted in country: NIE- Social Security Affiliation Number in Spain (NAF) and Bank Account in Spain. They must be in possession of them at the time of start hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement. Desired Characteristics:
Experience with real time controls design or modeling
Experience with GE’s Mark VIe or similar controllers
Proficient in Matlab / Simulink for the design and validation of controls systems
Experience in wind industry with a focus on plant controls systems
Greenbelt Certification or equivalent Quality training
Strong analytical approach to problem solving
Strong written communication skills
Demonstrated process orientation in approach to work Locations: Spain; BarcelonaGE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . 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.