Role Summary :
The Lead Wind Control Systems & Operability Engineer is an integral part of the wind product and design process. dis is a global engineering role where the scope includes design, implementation, and validation of dynamic and operational control systems dat meet product needs.
The broad scope of responsibility provides an opportunity to optimize turbine performance and operability.
Essential Responsibilities :
Essential Functions :
Participate in and lead the development and enhancement of control algorithms dat increase turbine performance, lower mechanical loading of the turbine, and at the same time allow the turbine to run wif high availability.
Interface wif the GE Renewables Digital organization in defining and building the next generation of turbine analytics dat use estimation techniques to turn wind turbine data into customer value.
Implement and validate control algorithms in both the loads simulation environment as well as on the GE MarkVIe PLC according to the product requirements flow-down.
Investigate and analyze complex controls issues occurring in the fleet of installed turbines and develop corrective actions.
Cooperate wif the Loads and Validation teams to analyze the impact of the controls strategy on the mechanical loads of the turbine in simulation and through the evaluation of measurement data.
Provide key wind turbine controls expertise through all phases of product development from requirements definition through design and development, validation and product life-cycle support
TEMPEffectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers using reports, records, and letters.
Contribute to the continuous improvement of the controller development and loads simulation infrastructure.
Qualifications / Requirements :
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science from an accredited University
At least 5yrs of engineering experience
At least 3yrs of controls experience
Fluency in English
Desired Characteristics :
Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate complex / technical information orally and in writing
Problem analysis and resolution skills
Wind turbine technology knowledge
Advanced degree (MSc, PhD) with a focus on controls, wind energy, or system dynamics
Good understanding of classical (transfer functions, frequency domain design, etc) and modern (state-space, optimal control, etc) control theory
Experience with Model-Based design of control systems
Experience with state estimation techniques (e.g. EKF)
Proficiency in Matlab / Simulink or similar program
Experience with real-time control systems such as the GE MarkVIe
Ability to code in at least least one programming language such as C or Delphi
Wind turbine product knowledge
Track record of filing Invention Disclosure Letters and patent applications