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GE Vernova

Controls & Automation Engineer - Marine

Rugby, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

GE's Power Conversion business, part of GE Vernova, provides electrification systems that are critical to customers' power and energy needs for their high-performance applications. We work with some of the world's major energy, maritime and industrial organizations, helping to enable a transition to energy efficiency and decarbonization, including through our specialist motors, drives and control technologies.
Our automation and control systems team help customers to lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance by supporting optimized processes and energy usage. GE Power Conversion's Dynamic Positioning system enables a vessel to maintain a predetermined heading and position, fixed or moving, by use of propulsion units to counteract the effects of displacing forces such as wind, current, and wave action.

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Job Description

We are looking for a skilled and creative engineer to join our systems engineering team in Rugby to help progress electrification and decarbonization in our marine business sector.

As a Controls and Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for delivering control system projects primarily for Marine, Offshore and Naval applications.

This technical role entails working with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers to design, implement and test our Controls & Automation Systems solutions to meet both customer and marine classification society requirements.

In this role you will focus on:

  • Supporting the engineering activities during the production of control systems from the receipt of an order to handing over to the customer after commissioning and testing on the vessel at sea.
  • Providing a technical interface to customers, classification societies, and suppliers.
  • Producing design, installation, and test documentation; maintaining this documentation throughout the project cycle.
  • Working with the Drawing Office to produce equipment drawings, electrical wiring diagrams, cable interconnection drawings, and interface schedules.
  • Performing the functional design of HMI, PLC Architecture, Networks, and Communications Interfaces using standard hardware and software components.
  • Writing PLC software using IEC 61131-3 programming languages e.g., Ladder diagram (LD), Function block diagram (FBD), Structured text (ST), Instruction list (IL), and Sequential function chart (SFC).
  • Designing, tagging, and testing control system mimics using HMI SCADA packages.
  • Planning and progressing design and test activities to meet the required delivery dates.
  • Managing change during the project lifecycle using appropriate change management processes.
  • Performing factory testing of control systems leading to a formal Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) with customer and classification society.
  • Supporting the commissioning and sea-trials phase of the project; normally from the office but with the possibility of visiting the vessel.
  • Providing technical advice and assistance to the sales, commissioning, and service teams.

We are looking for a committed and professional individual with:

  • A relevant degree in Electrical, Electronics or Industrial Control Systems Engineering (or equivalent), or significant relevant experience gained in a professional engineering environment.
  • Previous experience of designing and integrating control & automation project solutions.
  • Good understanding of programming PLCs
  • Knowledge of Industrial communication protocols e.g. Modbus (RTU/TCP IP), OPC-UA, Profibus, Profinet etc.
  • Unrestricted Right to Work in the United Kingdom.

What will make you stand out:

  • Chartered Engineer status or working towards achieving it.
  • Knowledge/awareness of Operational Technology (OT) cyber security.
  • Basic Knowledge of Functional Safety as per IEC 61508.
  • Willingness to travel and to spend periods of time on commissioning activities domestically and overseas.

You can expect from us:

  • Challenging and exciting projects.
  • A work environment where we understand that not everyone has the same expectations about their jobs, careers and work-life balance and we are happy to discuss flexibility requirements.
  • Attractive compensation.
  • Flexible benefits so you can build a package that fits your personal needs. Some core benefits are: Employer pension contribution (not subject to individual contribution), Income protection, Private Health Insurance and Life Assurance.
  • 26 days vacation + bank holidays.

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Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

Client-provided location(s): Rugby CV23, UK
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Profit Sharing
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)