Lead Design Engineer - System Design

Seeking Lead Design Engineer - System Design in Tampere, Finland. Manage FACTS design phase, work on FACTS projects, require M.Sc./B.Sc. in Power/Electrical Engineering, design experience, and simulation tools proficiency.

GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy
Tampere, Finland  UTC+02:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   2 months ago

About GE Renewable Energy

Company Overview

GE Renewable Energy

Boulogne-Billancourt, France

2023 (as GE Vernova)

Business Model

Renewable Energy

Manufacturing and services for wind, hydroelectric, and solar power systems

Sales of renewable energy systems and related services

Locations & Geography

Operates in over 35 countries

Company Culture

Electrifying the world while simultaneously working to decarbonize it

Innovative and technology-driven

Opportunities for career growth and development in renewable energy technologies

Activities & Projects

Installation of new Renewable Hybrids factory in India

Digital Services Platform on AWS for asset management

Target for carbon neutrality in facilities and operations by 2030

Career Opportunities

Various roles in engineering, project management, and support functions

Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, career development programs

Contact Information

We are looking for a Lead Design Engineer to join our FACTS System Design (SD) Team, based in Tampere, Finland. In this position, you will be reporting to FACTS Design Manager.

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

You would work as a technical design engineer involved in Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) tender and project execution phase. Versatile tasks include e.g. compensation system main configuration, electrical system studies, component inquiries and technical discussions with other stakeholders like sales and project management, other engineering experts, component suppliers, customers, and R&D people.

Our main FACTS System products are Utility SVC and STACOM, but we can also support Series Compensation and Synchronous Condenser projects. We are also involved in the development of new products and technologies in the industry.

This position is essential in FACTS design phase. Majority of the costs and other competence related items are fixed already at the System Design phase. The tasks are reasonably demanding, and it requires certain discipline and time control to manage them properly. A familiarization period from 6 to 12 months is expected to gain skills to manage design works independently.

Basic Qualifications / Requirements

Good theoretical skills in electrical systems and power engineering and ability to apply them in practice would be appreciated. You should have analytical and innovative approach in problem solving and ability to manage multivariable systems.

Matching degree would be M.Sc. or B.Sc. in Power Engineering or in Electrical Engineering. Your major could be e.g. Power Electronics, Power System Analysis, Transmission and Distribution Systems, Power Systems and Markets, Renewable Energy, Smart Grids, Alternative Technologies in Power & Energy. These combined with studies e.g. in Automation, Signal Processing, Control Systems or Programming would give a good background for this job.

Preferred knowledge and skills

Following knowledge and skills would help to succeed in this job:

  • Design experience in HV and MV applications
  • Understanding power system analysis (e.g. system performance analysis and grid code compliance studies)
  • Experience in some simulation tools like PSCAD, DigSilent PowerFactory, PSS/E, ATP, ETAP
  • Good documentation skills
  • Fluent written and oral skills in English - other language skill is benefit

Other desired characteristics

You would have some benefit if you had the following:

  • Working experience in project tendering and execution
  • Understanding compensation systems, FACTS, power electronics, power system controls preferably also real time systems, signal processing, programming
  • Experience in Matlab/Simulink
  • Familiar with international, national and customer specific standards for electrical systems
  • Prioritizing and time management skills, on time delivery
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel (max. 60 days/yr)

Additional Information

  • Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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About the role

Mar 12, 2024

Full Time


Aug 17, 2024


Tampere, Finland

Mid-Senior level


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