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The Controls Technology Intern will work with the Controls Technology Platform Department within the HVDC unit of GE Vernova to ensure that the business can deliver and change to meet the demands of the grid and renewable energy market.

As leaders in the energy space our goal is to accelerate the transition for a more energy efficient grid to fulfil the needs of tomorrow. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best to collaborate with world renowned experts on game-changing technologies.

About us

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 12,000 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.

We are 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. 

Role overview

Based at the HVDC Centre of Excellence in Stafford, UK, the role gives an excellent opportunity for a motivated candidate to innovate, expand their technical skills and develop personally within an internationally recognized company in the renewables and grid sectors.

The successful candidate will be part of a cohort of interns working within a 12-month development plan that allows them to stretch outside of their core academic background that prepares them for successful careers.


  • Controls design, development, and simulation, working with any control and protection system; in particular, power electronics systems and grid technology.
  • Analysis, design, simulation, test, and integration to define and support assigned components, modules or systems that meet business standards for New Product Introduction (NPI) or New Technology Introduction (NTI)
  • Produce technical documentation such as requirements, design, and test specifications
  • Prepare and present, technical information for Substation Control Systems to internal and external customers.
  • Assist with laboratory activities for the installation and testing of the control system.

The person

The successful candidate will ideally have completed 2 years of degree level study in a related field such as Software Engineering or equivalent experience and be predicted to obtain at least a 2:1 at Bachelors level or equivalent knowledge or experience.

Needs to be eligible to work in the UK.