Wind Farm Control Engineer

Wind Farm Control Engineer

Company: GE Renewable Energy

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Location: 201 Brookfield Pkwy, Greenville, SC 29607

Job Description: Job Description Summary The Controls & Operability team is seeking a controls engineer with demonstrated plant controls and controls expertise. The GE Vernova plant controls product “WindCONTROL” is an integral part of the wind product portfolio and plays an important role to meet grid code requirements. The controls engineer role is a global engineering role where the scope includes design, implementation, and validation of plant control features that meet product grid compliance. The broad scope of responsibility provides an opportunity to grow the grid system skills and be part of the team to drive the energy transition. Job Description About us GE’s Onshore Wind business has a total installed base of more than 50,000 wind turbines in more than 35 counties, with 100+ GW of global installed capacity. We harness increased onshore wind energy potential through a broad family of turbines that are uniquely suited for a variety of wind environments, including Cypress, GE’s most powerful onshore wind turbine, and GE’s 2MW platform, which has more than 20GW installed and in operation today. We are committed to our customers’ success in wind, offering a broad portfolio of products and services that make renewables the energy of choice for a cleaner future The Controls & Operability team is seeking a controls engineer with demonstrated plant controls and controls expertise. The GE Vernova plant controls product “WindCONTROL” is an integral part of the wind product portfolio and plays an important role to meet grid code requirements. The controls engineer role is a global engineering role where the scope includes design, implementation, and validation of plant control features that meet product grid compliance. The broad scope of responsibility provides an opportunity to grow the grid system skills and be part of the team to drive the energy transition. Essential Responsibilities Lead development and enhancement of plant controls technologies, covering functional requirements definition, flow down, preliminary design development & documentation. As part of the broader control system design, interface with the turbine controls team and to incorporate operability requirements into the plant controller design. Lead new product developments for new grid feature introduction (voltage control, frequency control, ramp rate control, power curtailment, etc.) supporting the new unit business and service. Work with Fleet Performance Management and Renewable Services team to solve fleet issues and drive product improvements for the installed base. Engage in the effort of defining / documenting operability & grid constraints. This is creating the foundation on which controls architecture and approach can be modified to meet goals of improved transient response at the plant level. Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers using reports, records, and letters. Contribute to the continuous improvement of the controller development and grid simulation infrastructure Qualifications/Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science from an accredited University Minimum of 3 years of engineering experience (preferably in grid technologies) Desired Characteristics Experience in an engineering position dealing with controls and electrical and electronic system design Programming experience in C/C++, Matlab/Simulink, or IEC-61131 languages Fluency in English Strong oral and written communication skills Problem analysis and resolution skills Masters of Science Degree in Controls Engineering, Computer, Electrical Engineering or related discipline Experience in design and/or modeling of controls systems Solid wind industry experience with a focus on plant controls systems Familiar with electrical grid operation and power systems control Strong analytical approach to problem solving Strong interpersonal skills and ability to succeed in a global team environment. Experience with typical controls platforms, favorable with GE's Mark-Vie platform Strong background and experience in real-time control development Experience with the grid market including renewable integration and required services Experience with communication protocols such as CAN, MODBUS, EGD, DNP3, OPC-UA and IEC-61850 Demonstrated process orientation in approach to work Experience with data acquisition systems, network and telephone-based remote monitoring, SCADA and building control systems GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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. 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 drug screen (as applicable). Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: There has never been a more exciting time to work in renewable energy. Nor a more vital one. GE Renewable Energy’s advanced technology harnesses the earth’s most abundant natural resources – the strength of the wind, the heat of the sun, and the force of the water – delivering green energy to people in the world’s biggest economies and most remote communities. We see the promise of renewable energy everywhere. And we have the curiosity, passion, diversity, and focus to realize this promise. Together with our customers, we’re proving that no one ever has to choose between, affordable, reliable, accessible, or sustainable energy. The energy transition is challenging, and it will take all of us to get there. We are delivering change for good by relentlessly improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations, as we fight to lower the cost of renewable energy. We believe in the strength that different identities, perspectives, and backgrounds bring to our mission. Our values are built on equality and inclusiveness. We want every individual to feel they belong and can make their mark by delivering energy wherever and however the world needs it. We are Unleashing Limitless Energy. GE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.

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