Field Service Engineer - Protection Systems

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Job Description Summary

GE - Renewable Energy would like to recruit a Field Service Engineer to work on Protection Systems for Substations. The role will report directly to the UK Service Leader and will be a key member of the operations team, providing Engineering validation support, Field Service activities at customer sites and lead maintenance service activities covering GE protection systems Installed base at onshore and offshore substations.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform protection system validation and factory acceptance test (FAT).
  • Perform commissioning of substation protection system (protection IED’s, auxiliary relays, communication test, coordination with control engineer for signal testing) at customer sites onshore and offshore.
  • Lead maintenance services with customers including first line fault diagnostics of protection systems installed at customer substations onshore and offshore. When on call the engineer has to be available during out of office hours, weekends and bank holidays to support the customers on first line telephonic support and if required to visit customer substations onshore and offshore to clear the fault.
  • Provide technical instruction and assistance to customer representatives regarding installation, operation, repair and maintenance at customer's sites.
  • Support protection system engineering tasks including but not limited to setting calculations, protection relay configuration, communication protocol related configuration modifications, configure and test the protection system configuration on mirror platforms.
  • Manage Fault reports & customer complaints in line with defined procedures..
  • To gain knowledge of new products and systems. Develop and further expand technical knowledge and expertise, currently recognized industry standards for engineering ability.
  • Communicate project commissioning schedule details, milestones, site requirements, quality issues, and tools/equipment requirements to the appropriate project and service manager.
  • Support the engineering, Sales and Commercial/tendering teams on service return of experience.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of a BSc in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) coupled with project/service related experience.
  • Protection systems Commissioning Engineer with experience in substations ranging from 11kV to 400kV
  • Ability to travel to customer sites locally and globally.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Experience in Substation Protection Systems, working on technical support, testing, maintenance, commissioning in transmission, distribution, industrial and power plants environments.
  • Strong experience in substation protection systems, MiCOM, Universal Relay (UR), Multilin, GE legacy products (K series) knowledge preferred.
  • Knowledge of communication Protocols aspects, IEC61850, DNP3, MODBUS.
  • Experience in working with test equipment such as Omicron CMC series and related accessories.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with Control systems (LV, MV & HV).
  • Knowledge on Automation, Electrical Control Systems and SCADA/DCS systems.
  • Knowledge on Networking, Process bus testing environment and communication Protocols will be highly valued.
  • Ability to perform Functional testing of protection panels.
  • Experience in Factory Acceptance Testing and on-site commissioning of protection systems.
  • Strong technical skills on testing & Commissioning protection systems including but not limited to Functional testing, system analysis, Integration & testing of 3rd part protection relays, signal testing with protection relays on IEC61850.
  • Experience with protection systems for transmission, distribution, generator, motor, rail applications.
  • Experience with busbar protection systems for centralized and distributed applications.
  • Open to working extended hours and weekends.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No