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Senior Engineer, Equipment Application Center of Excellence

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 8/7/2017 7:50:37 PM
  • 2938328
  • Job Function: Sales
  • Business Segment: Power Headquarters
Location(s): United States; New York; Schenectady, Greenville


About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


GE Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running.
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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
As a member of the Energy Consulting team, the Senior Engineer, Equipment Application Center of Excellence will be an active contributor to GE Energy business initiatives related to power systems equipment and services.



Essential Responsibilities:
As the Senior Engineer, Equipment Application Center of Excellence, you will:
  • Communicate effectively with clients to support their testing or compliance needs, and resolving issues promptly
  • Support GE Energy Management project(s) with power systems engineering expertise; including design and equipment specification studies, commissioning support, and troubleshooting and failure mode analyses
  • Support continuous development of transmission and distribution products based on evolving codes and standards through participation in industry standards groups and leading innovative approaches to power equipment design
  • Actively participate in a working environment where teamwork, quality, customer service and innovation are prized
  • Be responsible for design of protection schemes for industrial and utility substation applications including one-lines, three-lines, AC/DC schematics, and relay settings
  • Provide performance based and economic evaluations, selection, application, settings, operational analysis, and maintenance practices of protection schemes and devices
  • Evaluate the interoperability, control features, and communication/protocol aspects of protective relays
  • Perform power system load flow studies, fault studies, relay setting coordination, and transient studies
  • Contribute to multiple project teams to perform dynamic modeling and simulation of electric power systems
  • Effectively communicate results to both internal and external customers by preparing written detailed and summary reports and making presentations describing analyses performed, solutions developed, and customer value propositions
  • Develop projects with customers; manage contracts to ensure technical, schedule and cost objectives are met; actively participate in identifying and cultivating new customers and business opportunities; lead preparation of proposals; and make customer presentations
  • Support domestic and international projects across regions depending on overall market needs, and communicate customer needs and values back to GE
  • Organize project teams and guide the work of individual contributors to the team effort
  • Enhance industry knowledge and present technical content in regional forums and professional society conferences; serve as a thought leader in industry activities
  • Actively participate in a working environment where teamwork, quality, customer service and innovation are prized


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or electric power engineering. (Bachelor’s in physical sciences or applied mathematics acceptable when combined with relevant electric power industry experience)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in electrical or electric power engineering, power system protection applications, conventional and renewable power plant design and operation, transmission and distribution systems design and operation, or other relevant engineering experience in electric power utilities, HV power equipment manufacturing, HV and high-power equipment testing, or electric power projects design and construction
Eligibility Requirement:
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed up to 20%


Desired Characteristics:
  • Master’s or PhD degree in electrical or electric power engineering, or related field of study
  • Experience performing analysis related to Power system protection and/or other electrical studies using tools like: ASPEN, ETAP, EasyPower, DigSILENT and CAPE
  • Multivendor experience on power system studies integration and/or applications involving different vendors manufacture equipment’s (GE, ALSTOM, SEL, Siemens, Beckwith, ABB, Basler, AREVA, etc.)
  • Experience in planning and execution of complex technical projects relevant to electric power systems
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (e.g. ability to effectively communicate with all levels of GE and customer / plant staff)
  • Understanding of grid systems interactions with power plant equipment and controls
  • Demonstrated application of complex mathematics and engineering to real-world (not merely academic) electric power problems
  • Strong project management skills
  • Industry reputation, prior IEEE / CIGRE published articles related to practical (not overly-academic) topics, participation in industry standards working groups
  • Awarded patents on HV power equipment applications a plus
  • Work location in Schenectady, NY EC offices
  • Advanced experience with dynamic and time-domain simulation tools (e.g. FORTRAN programming of user-written “black box” models in PSCAD, or use of Matlab scripting to automate multiple iterative approaches to simulation)
  • Experience with dynamic and time-domain simulation tools (ATP / EMTP, PSCAD / EMTDC, PSLF, PSS / E, Python and C++ and/or MATLAB desired)

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Locations: United States; New York; Schenectady, Greenville

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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