Control Automation System Engineer

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GE Renewable Energy

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Stafford, United Kingdom

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21 days ago

Job Description Summary

The role will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, andresolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. You will be part of a team that defines the hardware, system configuration and network technical requirements of an HVDC control system as part of a project delivery team.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Configuration of IEC61850 IED’s via vendor specific tools and System Configuration Tools for complete system integration.
  • Generation of Substation Configuration description Language (SCL) files for system integration.
  • Knowledge of interlocking principles used in substation automation systems and their implementation on IEC61850 IED’s.
  • Lead the design, configuration and testing required to deliver on time and within defined budgets the HVDC Control System hardware.
  • Testing and debugging of complex IEC61850 communication systems using industry standard tools such as IEDSCout, Wireshark etc.
  • Coordinate and interface the HVDC Control System with Balance of Plant equipment and SCADA systems:
    • Define the main IO Lists of the control system
    • Analyze signal interfaces and ensure compatibility with the control system
  • Work in collaboration with NPI teams, the configuration of Remote Terminal Units (RTU), Bay Controllers (BCU) and Merging Units for signal acquisition in digital substation environments.
  • Design of LAN networks/Communication Architectures and configuration of industrial ethernet switches/routers and satellite clocks
  • Define Control Panel requirements and produce detailed design documentation for the control system using standard design blocks under the guidance of lead engineers. This may include
    • Panel Electrical Schematics (using Engineering Base tool)
    • Wire/Cable Schedules
    • Routine Test specification
    • General Assembly drawings
    • Bill of Materials
  • Oversee the testing and FAT witnessing of the Control System.
  • Prepare and present technical information for Substation Control Systems to internal and external customers.
  • Assist site activities relevant to the installation and commissioning of the control system.
  • Share engineering information and promote open dialogue.
  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures.
  • Follow the departments standard design practices, engineering reviews and guidelines.
  • Uses some level of judgment and has ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters but with guidance

  • Required Qualifications
  • Degree in Electronics/Electrical engineering or related field.
  • Basic understanding of Bay Controllers/Merging Units/ IEC61850 IED’s
  • Basic understanding of Control Panel design (preferably as used in substation/power plant environments)
  • Basic understanding of Distributed Control Systems / Substation Automation
  • Basic knowledge of engineering tools such as AutoCAD, e-base, Microsoft Visio
  • Basic Knowledge of industrial communication networks such as Profibus and Ethernet based protocols.
  • Basic understanding of fibre optic cabling systems
  • Basic understanding of LV cable sizing and distribution
  • Basic understanding of Control & Protection Relay logics Design techniques
  • Basic understanding of electrical designs for industrial control systems.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No