Wind Farm Interfaces Grid Engineering Technical Leader M/F

Recruiter
Location
Barcelona, New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 Nov 2016
Closes
06 Jan 2017
Ref
2784210
Sector
Oil and Gas
Category
Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Wind Farm Interfaces Grid Technical Leader M/F provides essential support for customer proposals and orders. This role interacts regularly with customers, application engineers, commercial and sales teams, project engineers, project managers, product line leaders, new product development teams and product service.

Essential Responsibilities

You will provide our customers with engineering excellence, configure machine options to meet customer needs, execute technical due diligence and find creative ways to differentiate the GE offering for every deal. This is a senior engineering position as a technical leader for grid interfaces in Wind Farm Engineering and has wide latitude for independent action, judgment, and decisions.

As the Wind Farm Interfaces Grid Engineering Technical Leader M/F, you will:
• Lead and mentor others to accomplish the priorities for grid interfaces in Wind Farm Engineering
• Determine voltage / VAR (Volt Amp Reactive) control settings for GE's WindCONTROL plant controller for wind farm projects
• Identify requirements for coordinating voltage control with other power plants in the region
• Help customers understand what features & settings they need
• Encourage software and control upsell opportunities for new wind farms and Services
• Adapt and provide power system load flow and PSCAD electrical dynamic models for customer and utility grid studies
• Develop load flow analysis skills
• Help customers and new product introduction teams address the variety of grid requirements around the world
• Help identify grid interconnection risks and mitigation approaches for wind farms
• Lead and identify opportunities to influence grid code requirements, and to improve GE's products and documentation based on grid requirements and trends
• Support customers and Sales in answering questions and resolving grid concerns for wind farm proposals and orders
• Support customers' grid acceptance tests and issue resolution with grid authorities
• Work closely with world class experts in GE Energy Consulting and Design engineering
• Develop depth and expertise in wind turbine capabilities and their interaction with the electrical Balance of Plant, Distribution and Transmission systems



Qualifications/Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university or equivalent knowledge / experience
• Considerable relevant engineering experience

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
• EU Work Permit if hired in Spain


For Applicants in Spain:

Nonnational 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 Guaranteed? NO Payment Frequency Annual Bonus Target Information - Country United States Bonus Target Information - IFG GE Renewable Energy Account in Spain. They must be in possession of them at the time of start hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

• A passion for electrical power systems and equipment
• Demonstrated leadership and planning skills
• A track record of initiating and driving improvements
• Strong analytical skills
• English fluency
• Strong communication skills
• Experience in generating and delivering customer-facing technical documents & presentations
• Availability to travel to customer and global GE sites
• Demonstrated willingness to take on team deliverables personally
• Experience in the renewable energy industry
• Experience in controls or component-level power conversion equipment
• Experience applying grid code requirements for power plants or wind farms
• Experience in power system, harmonics and grid stability studies
• Experience providing technical support to sales, commercial and marketing functions
• Customer negotiations for technical and commercial topics during ITO (Inquiry to Order)
• Demonstrated leadership and project management skills
• Results oriented, with strong data driven technical and interpersonal skills
• Master's Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent knowledge / experience
• Strong influencing and team building skills
• Strong written, oral, & presentation skills
• Ability and willingness to accept challenges outside of technical expertise / comfort zone
• Global experience with proven ability to work with international teams
• Self-Motivated, Team player, with Demonstrated Creativity and Fulfillment

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