General Electric Lead Engineer - Controls Engineering in Barcelona, Spain

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GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.

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Role Summary:

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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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.