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Role Summary: As a Lead 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
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related field with 3 years of experience in a research & development environment in electrical power systems OR a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field with 5 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
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
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
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