Lead Application Engineer 1 - Consulting Operations
Posted 12/14/2017 4:50:34 PM
Business Segment: Power Headquarters
Location(s): United States; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming; Other
About Us: Energy Consulting Group, a part of GE Energy Connections, has offices in 22 countries and offers our global clients (external & internal GE) a wide range of solutions across the entire spectrum of power generation, delivery and utilization. Our Power Economics team offers analyses focused on understanding and study of the financial and physical operation of the electric power systems including generation and grid planning, system optimization, asset valuation, competitive power markets and energy policy implications. Our Power Systems team utilizes their deep knowledge of connected power grid planning, design, operation, and life-cycle management, to offer customized solutions to our global clients. Over 700 users worldwide use our Concordia Suite of software tools to assess the economics, performance, and reliability of interconnected power systems. We also offer a full range of education courses through our Power Systems Engineering Course. 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 successful candidate will be an active contributor to GE Energy business initiatives related to power systems equipment and services.
Essential Responsibilities: Essential Responsibilities: • 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 • Support a team in the design, development, tuning, testing, and commissioning of specialized protection hardware for power systems equipment • 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 • Support GE Power project(s) with power systems engineering expertise; including design and equipment specification studies, commissioning support, and troubleshooting and failure mode analyses. • Actively participate in a working environment where teamwork, quality, customer service and innovation are prized. • 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
Qualifications/Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in electrical. electric power, or related 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. • 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. • Experience with dynamic and time-domain simulation tools (ATP/EMTP, PSCAD/EMTDC, PSLF, PSS/E, Python and C++ and/or MATLAB desired).
Locations: United States; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming; Other
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