Lead Design Engineer Electrical Cabinets

Lead Design Engineer Electrical Cabinets

GE - General Electric

Barcelona, Spain

Role Summary:

This is a design engineering role inside of a global scope of the Electrical Auxiliaries Team which includes the electrical sub-systems and components for GE offshore wind turbines.

The purpose of the job covers from conceptual design and functional specifications until the testing & validation of WTG Electrical Cabinets.

Essential Responsibilities:

The WTG Electrical Cabinets are understood as the Low Voltage Switchgears which comprises the so-called Control Cabinets and Low Power Distribution Cabinets, that supplies power consumption to the electrical loads like VFD drives, motors, lights, sockets, sensors. They host control PLC devices, safety network devices and communication networks, main components like switches. Main UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) System is included in the scope too.

In this role, you will deliver engineering designs/requirements, execute business critical New Product Introductions, drive cost competitiveness, and ensure world class subsystem performance of the biggest offshore Wind Turbine up to date. You will work together with Supply Chain, EHS, Operations relevant stakeholders among others, to deliver the best solution from a whole value chain perspective. Responsibilities include: Full ownership and accountability for design, development, testing and certification of the Electrical Cabinets Full ownership and accountability of below deliverables per each Electrical Cabinet:

  • Electrical enclosure specification
  • Electrical enclosure (3D)
  • Electrical wiring diagram
  • Cabinet general arrangement
  • Testing procedure including Go/NoGo criteria
  • Cable glands entries
  • Wire list
  • Technical Specification Electrical cabinets
  • General tolerances of manufacturing and assembly process
  • Critical to quality requirement highlight
  • BOM (Bill of Materials)
  • Mechanical Drawings
  • Labels
  • Harness drawings
  • Terminal blocks

Accountability for below design calculation deliverables:

  • SCCR: Short-Circuit Current Rating
  • UPS Capacity dimensioning
  • Simultaneity factors & Single-phase balancing
  • Circuit Breakers. Short Circuit capability. Protections and Coordination curves
  • Arc Flash Protection Assessments
  • Fans & Heaters internal cabinet needs
  • Bus bars calculations
  • Redundant power supply modules fir availability & reliability
  • FD & DFMEA
  • I/O Bus power consumption
  • I/O Mapping
  • Power Consumption
  • Creeping, clearance & earthing assessment & Lightning Protection (SPD: Surge Protection Devices)
  • Full requirement capture, document of the Power Consumption needs and the Input/Output signals requirements from the rest of the WTG engineering
  • Drive compliance of components and their use to international codes and standards like IEC, UL, CSA, ISO, CE, CCC, DIN etc.
  • Ensure quality of deliverables, on time delivery, design cost targets, DFMEA, performance, availability, reliability, manufacturability, safety, weight and general targets defined by the business related to the Electrical Cabinets
  • Ensure the Electrical Cabinets Design as full integrated solution, interface with mechanical, electrical, power conversion and controls as well as power conversion systems
  • Ensure proper design reviews and documentation quality according to RE-120 Instruction and defined project gates
  • Perform Engineering Excellence and provide innovative design solutions to deliver world class quality


  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering or related discipline or equivalent knowledge or experience. Preferably electrical
  • Significant technology and/or product management experience
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • EU Work Permit

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent knowledge or experience
  • Wind industry expertise with proven results developing & implementing technology programs
  • Knowledge of Standards and Design Codes
  • Skilled in electrical component design calculations, drawings creation, specifications and schematics
  • Demonstrated system thinking: ability to assess tradeoffs, effectively assess risk, and optimize results
  • Experience with electrical CAD tools (NX, AutoCAD & ePLAN)
  • Experience with EasyPOWER Simulation tool (Arc Flash, SCCR, Protections settings…)
  • Business acumen and customer focus
  • Demonstrated ability to work horizontally across stakeholders to influence outcomes
  • Strong interpersonal skills including: ownership, self-motivated, problem solving, analytical, team player, communication skills and ability to develop relationships

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