Lead Service Engineer - Lead Commissioning Engineer (m/w/d)

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Job Description Summary

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 Grid Solutions' Service OTR organization 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.
  • Preparation of Commissioning documentation in ITO & OTR, as needed.

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.


  • 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”
  • Good ability and culture in EHS, Ability to strictly apply EHS rules during site incident or under pressure by Customer.

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 in German & English).

What we offer:

  • Working in an international team within Grid Systems Integration based in Berlin or Dresden.
  • A key role in a dynamic, international working environment
  • Appealing salary according to tariff regulations, monthly performance allowance
  • Extensive professional development opportunities in an international and future-oriented environment

  • Permanent work contract

  • Nice colleagues, flat hierarchies and a pleasant working atmosphere and corporate culture

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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