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Electric Power Systems Engineer

  • GE Corporate
  • Entry-Level
  • Posted 11/6/2017 3:50:48 PM
  • 3020438
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Corporate Global Research
Location(s): United States; New York; Niskayuna


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At GE Global Research, we’re redefining what’s possible. From cutting-edge research in molecular pathology for use in personalized cancer diagnostics to programs in coal gasification and renewable power that drive clean energy solutions, our work at Global Research is world-renowned. As part of our team, you’ll find yourself among nearly 3,000 scientists and engineers from every discipline in a dynamic atmosphere where you’ll be constantly challenged to learn and grow. You’ll have access to leaders on all levels of the organization and collaborate across the globe with the very best in the field. If you have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate your vision, then join us and watch the work you do create the next generation of products and processes that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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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 an Electric Power Systems Engineer you will contribute to the development of advanced electrical power & energy systems and components used primarily in utility applications. You will engage with and support several GE businesses including GE Power and GE Renewables. You will also be encouraged to explore new applications which are tied with other GE Industrial businesses or revolutionary ideas which have not found a home in a GE business yet.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Electric Power Systems Lab performs advanced leading-edge research in a variety of electrical power system areas. We focus on technology that enables more reliable and efficient power generation, transmission & distribution and energy storage. Our major customers include GE businesses, US Department of Energy, and the US Department of Defense.


Opportunities will exist to contribute to technology development in a wide-range of areas including the integration of renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar, WAMS, distribution automation, power system protection, and microgrids.


As an Electric Power Systems Engineer, you will:

  • Develop algorithms to aggregate distributed energy resources (DERs) to provide services to the grid in a microgrid or virtual power plant configuration
  • Develop techniques to efficiently assess the impact of DERs on the grid and develop mitigation strategies
  • Adapt modern distribution automation and management systems to for operation with DERs
  • Participate in the development of new technologies and capabilities for GE's power generation, transmission, distribution and end-user product offerings by analyzing system requirements and needs to be translated into existing and new products
  • Join multi-disciplinary project teams and provide power system analysis expertise in areas such as real-time modeling, simulation, network modeling, system analysis, protection, transient stability analysis, grid codes, Smart Grid concepts, economic dispatch, HVDC/FACTS, etc.
  • Effectively communicate results by preparing written reports and making presentations describing analyses performed, solutions developed, and value obtained
  • Connect the organization to the latest technology developments and trends
  • Contribute to proposals for GE businesses as well as government agencies

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related field OR a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field with 3 years of experience in a research & development environment in electrical power systems


    Demonstrated power system engineering experience in at least two of the following:

  • Power system impact of renewable energy systems
  • Network modeling
  • Protection and stability
  • Distribution system planning and optimization
  • Control and communication technologies
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience with microgrid control
  • Experience with power electronics based distributed generation and energy storage
  • Project experience and publications as the lead author in virtual power plant modeling, simulation, optimization and control
  • Extensive experience with distribution simulation software such as OpenDSS, GridLAB-D or cymdist
  • Experience with implementation of control algorithms and analytics in control hardware or energy/distribution management systems in a field or lab hardware in the loop environment
  • Experience in control theory with a focus on control algorithms for power or energy systems
  • Entrepreneurial inclination

    Locations: United States; New York; Niskayuna

    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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