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General Electric Lead Engineer - Customer Project Engineering in Minato, Japan

Job Description Summary

The Control Systems Engineer supports the design and implementation of HVDC Control Systems by analysing customer requirements, assessing the necessary deviation from standard solutions, modelling the proposed HVDC control system, providing requirements for the hardware and software teams to implement and validating the resulting system through DPS and protection coordination studies. The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated and dynamic team of engineers working on the development of control system for VSC HVDC links. This role will be located in Japan and will act as an interface to the customer, suppliers and consortium partners.

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Essential Responsibilities

Drive the Ukujima converter controller engineering by interfacing with the customer, suppliers and consortium partners regarding:

  • Understand control system requirements for the software architecture, development and verification teams to work from those system requirements

  • Manage technical queries from clients in relation with HQ software teams in Europe

  • Plan and Participate in FST and FAT programs on project platforms with customer

  • Knowledge in MATLAB, PSSE/PSCAD and PSSE/RSCAD Power system network conversion, modelling & various simulation tools

  • Knowledge in Control and protection parameters tuning to meet grid stability criteria specified by customer technical specifications.

  • Knowledge in Protection coordination design and validation

  • Knowledge in Control, protection and sequencing strategy specifications

  • Play a key role in customer relationship in Japan, and interface with HQ software teams in Europe.

  • Understand the key milestones in a project plan, their financial impact and ensuring the technical risks are understood and mitigated in accordance with the plan

  • Support a standard product methodology mindset, seek opportunities to re-use solutions, improve quality and reliability whilst reducing the delivery timeline and associated costs

Qualifications / Essential Requirements

  • Engineering degree or equivalent including power systems and power electronics subjects or proven equivalent knowledge and experience in HVDC business

  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to identify and manage technical risks

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, experienced in creating and presenting technical reports and responding to clients’ technical questions

  • Ability to understand and communicate customer requirements, lead technical discussions with customers and develop client relationships

  • Understanding of Systems Engineering principles and requirements management

  • Understanding of functional characteristics of power systems and interactions between AC and HVDC systems

  • Able to work to deadlines under pressure whilst maintaining the safety, quality and engineering integrity of the solution

  • Must be flexible with working hours and willing to travel in order to support projects globally

  • Fluency in written and spoken Japanese and English.


  • Knowledge of applicable electrical standards such as IEC 61850, IEC 62351, IEC 12207, IEEE 15288, IEC 25010, IEC 27032, NERC/CIP

  • Studies in Electrical engineering

  • Ability to define requirements and ensure they adhere to best practice

  • Knowledge of Japanese grid code

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No