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GE Vernova Plant Engineer Intern in Stafford, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Become part of a winning team and help to deliver the Green Energy transition.

GE Vernova – Grid Systems Integration product line is globally recognised for designing, manufacturing, and delivering customised High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) solutions for utilities worldwide.

With over 130 years of pioneering experience, GE offers two HVDC technologies, Line Commutated Converters (LCC) and Voltage Source Converters (VSC), to support a broad range of applications and deployable in different schemes including overhead line (point to point), back-to-back, submarine/land cable and offshore.

Every HVDC solution is tailored and designed based on a project-by-project assessment of the customers' individual requirements, whether it's for connecting offshore wind generation, long distance power transmission, or energy trading between independent networks.

Within this cross-centers and multicultural organisation, the plant engineer is responsible to design optimized HVDC substation layouts that integrate all the required equipment considering their installation, operation, and maintenance constraints.

You can intervene either during Intent To Order and/or Order To Remittance stages.

You will report directly to your local center plant engineering team leader and functionally to the project plant team leader.

Job Description

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Design, preparation, and review of indoor/outdoor equipment layout includes general arrangement, civil interface/civil guides drawing, and installation (erection) drawings for AIS/GIS substations.

  • Define and review the electrical/maintenance clearances for indoor / outdoor substation areas.

  • Design, preparation, and review of cable trenches, cable tray/ladder and conduits routing for overall substation.

  • Design optimized substation & buildings layouts integrating all the required equipment considering their installation, operation, and maintenance constraints

  • Support the Civil/building services leader in preparation of HVA/C ducts routing layout, fire protection/alarms etc. related drawing.

  • Prepare design specification of HV/MV connectors, conductors, Insulator and support project plan lead in producing procurement inquiry packages.

  • Support conversion of project contractual documents into plant engineering requirements.

  • Support answers to client, partners & suppliers technical queries related to plant engineering.

  • Support projects design and gate reviews.

  • Support continuous improvement within plant engineering discipline.


  • A bachelor’s degree in electrical/mechanical engineering or related discipline.

  • A good knowledge on High Voltage substation international standards & guidelines (IEC, CIGRE…) and related equipment.

  • Proficient with Autodesk CAD tools Revit, Autodesk Construction Cloud.

  • Good understanding of onshore civil engineering and offshore platform design and requirements.

  • Basic knowledge on contract and project management, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), or Engineering equipment package (EEP) type.

  • Analytical mind, rigorous and commitment.

  • Professional English spoken and written.

Grid Solutions, a GE Vernova business, serves customers globally with over 20,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. Grid Solutions is focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. We electrify the world with advanced grid technologies and accelerate the energy transition.

About GE Grid Solutions:

At GE Grid Solutions we are electrifying the world with advanced grid technologies. As leaders in the energy space our goal is to accelerate the transition for a more energy efficient grid to full fill the needs of tomorrow. With a focus on growth and sustainability GE Grid Solutions plays a pivotable role in integrating Renewables onto the grid to drive to carbon neutral. In Grid Solutions we help enable the transition for a greener more reliable Grid. GE Grid Solutions has the most advanced and comprehensive product and solutions portfolio within the energy sector.

Why we come to work:

At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge - and we’re always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the energy transition.

What we offer:

A key role in a dynamic, international working environment with a large degree of flexibility of work agreements

Competitive benefits, and great development opportunities

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No