Lead Power Electronics Engineer

Join a winning team at Renewable Energy Grid Solutions in Stafford. Contribute to the Green Energy transition as a Lead Power Electronics Engineer.

GE Vernova
GE Vernova
Stafford, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   16 days ago

About GE Vernova

Company Overview

GE Vernova

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Business Model

Renewable Utilities

Electricity generation, including power from hydro, gas, nuclear, and steam sources; manufacturing of wind turbine blades; grid solutions, power conversion, solar, and storage solutions.

Electricity sales, product manufacturing and related services.

Locations & Geography

Operates in over 100 countries around the world 🌍

Significant contributions to global renewable energy capacity and advanced technology in energy systems.

Company Culture

"To electrify the world and help decarbonize it." Committed to leading the energy transition and enhancing quality of life globally.

Emphasizes innovation, collaboration, and sustainability.

Focus on advanced research, consulting services, and financial solutions supporting employee growth and expertise in energy systems.

Activities & Projects

GE Vernova is involved in several major projects including the development of the world's longest, most advanced wind turbine blade, the LM 107.0P.

Introduction of GridOS to navigate new grid realities, and pioneering work in renewable energy technology.

Committed to achieving carbon neutrality in facilities and operations by 2030, with ongoing innovations in renewable energy and sustainable practices.

Career Opportunities

Diverse opportunities in digital technology, engineering, manufacturing, project management, and sales among others.

Offers comprehensive benefits including health insurance, flexible working hours, and a focus on employee well-being.

Contact Information

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Careers at GE Vernova

Become part of a winning team and help to deliver the Green Energy transition.

As Power Electronics Engineer, you will report to the Valve Converter Electrical Team Lead within the Valve Converter Engineering & Technology Function (Team who deliver development project and customer projects for the HVDC Valve Converter).

The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated, dynamic and rapidly growing team of engineers working on the project activities related to HVDC applications.

This is a very exciting and dynamic field of power engineering in which GE’s leading contribution has worldwide recognition.

The role gives an excellent opportunity for a motivated candidate to innovate, expand their design skill and personal development within an internationally recognised expert in this exciting field. Whilst based at the HVDC Centre of Excellence in Stafford there will be international travel opportunities to collaborate with other GE units, test laboratories and customer sites.


  • Generate project documentation (such as type test specification, type test reports, design reports…).
  • Validation of key component ratings (Size of the Valve Converter, Calculation of losses, RAM study…).
  • Working against customer specification at project stage (Clause by Clause, Risk analysis).
  • Integration with other engineering departments for product definition (System design, Main Scheme, Layout, Commercial).
  • Circuit simulation for valve design and future testing as part of project awarded.
  • Product design and validation for high voltage power electronic including IGBT and thyristor and passive component used in valve converter.
  • Design or application experience on IGBT and thyristor driver circuit.
  • Design experience on the protection and control circuit for IGBT and thyristor.
  • Performing routine and type test specifications and pre-commissioning testing. It is required to have technical skills and analytic thinking to perform fault analysis and design improvement, this includes performing bench level and high voltage testing.
  • Product support during complete life cycle from development to tender and commissioning of project
  • Support site activities during installation of the valve converter, pre-commissioning and training for customer.
  • Expectation to travel 20% of the time across the world.

Candidate profile

The candidate will probably be educated to degree level in electrical or electronic engineering. However, this is not as important as a proven track record and evidence that you have the experience and abilities to perform the role.

Candidates should have proven experience of the design and/or development of power electronic converters (preferably at high power >1MVA). A good understanding of power semiconductors, their control, protection and application would be advantageous. It is key that the candidate has the ability to work quickly and efficiently within an engineering team.

An enquiring mind and desire to learn new skills, an ability to apply different engineering disciplines and a willingness to share the knowledge are essential qualities. Ideally, the candidate will have a good track record of leading a team of engineers in delivering a technical project on time and according to the scope.


  • Educated to degree level in electrical or electronic engineering.

Required Characteristics

  • Knowledge and experience on power electronic converters design (such as HVDC and FACTS applications).
  • Knowledge and experience on high power electronic components design and integration (IGBTs, thyristors, passive components).
  • Knowledge and experience on high voltage testing for validation of high power device.
  • Knowledge and experience on power electronic thermal Design (loss calculations, heatsink specification liquid cooling).
  • Design & type testing programmes.
  • Specification & report writing.
  • Experience on design of simulation tools such as Matlab-Simulink, PSCAD-EMTDC.
  • Requirements capture.
  • Risk analysis.
  • EHS compliance ability.
  • Good communication skills.

Desired Characteristics

  • Prior experience of electrical transmission industry.
  • Prior experience on site.
  • Thermal and hydraulic design (e.g. loss temperature calculations, thermal modelling, thermal characteristics of material, pressure drop calculations).
  • Intellectual property and the patent process experience.
  • Power Electronic control & protection.
  • Understanding of multi-modular converters.
  • High Voltage engineering.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead a small group of engineers.
  • Good at sharing knowledge and experience.

Specific Abilities

  • Able to work to deadlines with high quality
  • Good technical communication
  • Independent and team worker (Pro-Active)
  • Precise documentation
  • Attention to details

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About the role

May 09, 2024

Full Time


Nov 07, 2024


Stafford, United Kingdom

Mid-Senior level


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