Lead Subsystem Engineer - Electrical

13 Oct 2016
02 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Lead Wind Electrical Subsystem Engineer on the Electrical Subsystem team, you will be at the forefront of wind turbine electrical technology and systems design in GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind. The ideal candidate will demonstrate technical accountability for the electrical system on the global onshore wind turbine platform. He/she will drive to identify key risks and subsequent mitigation plans. He/she will lead new product introduction programs and support the growing fleet.

Essential Responsibilities

• Lead system-level design definition for 2MW and 3MW platforms to optimize electrical system design for cost, performance, and reliability.
• Assist with trade-off studies on the 2MW and 3MW platforms to drive conceptual design using sound engineering principles.
• Interface with the Wind Farm Engineering Grid team to understand project grid codes and translate their impact into electrical system requirements.
• Interface with component design teams to understand component capability and its impact on the overall electrical system.
• Develop clear, system-level requirements and design memos to guide integrated electrical component design.
• Guide continuous improvement on analytical tools relative to electrical system capability.
• Execute the design, analysis, and evaluation of assigned projects adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product requirements.
• Communicate design details and technical recommendations to senior leadership.
• Assess field data to improve operability and reliability of the electrical system.


• Maters/Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
• 5+ years of industry experience in electrical systems or electrical component design.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Ability to work in a matrix team environment.
• Proven track record of technical project leadership.

Desired Characteristics

• Ability to perform system-level design and analysis of rotating machines, power electronics, power cables, transformers, and other related power equipment.
• Experience with electrical safety analysis, including arc flash analysis, lightning protection, and system grounding.
• Experience in renewable energy or power generation technology.
• Experience translating product requirements to system-level technical requirements.
• Experience with MATLAB.