HVDC & FACTS Field Service Engineer

Lead HVDC & FACTS Field Service Engineer in Villeurbanne, France. Manage service contracts, site activities, commissioning, and support global customers on high technology equipment. Requires 5+ years experience in power electronics.

GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy
Villeurbanne, France  UTC+01:00   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 self-motivated service engineer in power electronics able to manage service contracts, site activities and to support/participate in commissioning of FACTS & HVDC equipment.

Key position in GE’s Service Execution organization (OTR) you will be responsible to lead technical portion of multi-year service contracts, to support customers located in different countries and to be part of a community of experts able to support global customers on high technology equipment.

GE FACTS and HVDC solutions includes:

  • SVC, Static Var Compensation
  • FSC, Fix Series Compensation
  • SC, Synchronous Condenser
  • STATCOM, Static Compensation
  • LCC HVDC, High Voltage Direct Current
  • VSC HVDC (Onshore & Offshore)

Job Description


  • Perform and Lead maintenance, onsite activities, technical support on FACTS or HVDC transmission systems.
  • Manage preparations for site activities in coordination with end customer.
  • Perform commissioning activities on FACTS or HVDC transmission systems.
  • Lead technical portion on service contracts running over several years
  • Attend and lead customer meetings, identify solutions that meet needs.
  • Knowledge and ability to carry out FACTS projects of minor renovations/upgrades.
  • Support ITO team as needed during tenders for the technical part.

Technical knowledge

  • Technical knowledge and site experiences on switching equipment, harmonic filters and instrumentation transformers.
  • Technical knowledge and site experiences on FACTS equipment (with Thyristor and IGBT), knowledge of rotating machines is a plus.
  • Technical knowledge and site experiences on commissioning of protection relays.
  • Technical knowledge and site experiences on troubleshooting, with the use of network recorders and/or analyzers.
  • Technical Knowledge and ability to resolve incidents on site and to analyze logs and curves.


  • Good knowledge of Electrical risks and how to manager them. High level of EHS culture. Ability to strictly apply EHS rules during site incident or under pressure by Customer.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to document, write reports, and plan site activities.
  • Notions of project management.
  • Management of on-site teams.
  • Strong customer management skills, especially on site during an incident.
  • Ability to work in a team and to share knowledge and experience with colleagues: strong “Team player”

Required Qualifications

  • Engineering degree or “house engineer” in power electronic.
  • Strong engineering background and technical understanding of power electronics
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an equivalent position.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience on drives or FACTS or HVDC equipment (valves + control + Protections)
  • Availability to travel up to 50%
  • Language and communication skills (fluent English)

Additional Information

  • Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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About the role

Mar 11, 2024

Full Time


Aug 26, 2024


Villeurbanne, France

5+ years


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