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Sr Engineer - Customer Application Engineering

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/12/2018 10:51:14 AM
  • 3007494
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Grid Solutions
Location(s): United States; Illinois; Oakbrook Terrace


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 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 world-class team member, the Application Engineer is responsible for coordinating all technical and costing aspects of Grid Solutions AC Substations (ACS) Projects proposals.

Strong consideration will be given to employees currently or recently working for GE Energy Connections or GE Power.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Lead the technical team to provide full "Engineer, Procure & Construct" estimates for conventional utility, industrial substations, and electrical Balance of Plant (eBOP) equipment for power generation facilities. Proposals include technical specifications, quantifying design & installation work scope definition, cost allocation, and estimation of engineering, installation and start-up based on customer specifications and/or industry standards (IEEE, NESC, ANSI, NEMA, etc), sourcing, and historical data
• Interpret drawings, specifications, and scope documents for thorough preparation of estimates
• Perform material takeoffs from layouts, general arrangement, and one-line diagrams to prepare Bill of Quantities (BOQ) for all disciplines (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)
• Perform basic studies necessary to verify proper specification and design of proposed solutions
• Provide technical support to create subcontractors and power equipment bid packages
• Augment the commercial team for customer presentations of technical capabilities and proposals
• Champion programs that make the electrical engineering team more efficient and cost effective
• Develop new engineering concepts and products based on feedback from market exposure
• Work with, leading where appropriate, multifunctional engineering teams in the development of conceptual solutions, technical work scope & specifications for project applications
• Support opportunity screening & orders closing strategy efforts
• Ensure compliance to customer regional and country technical specifications for proposal work scopes
• Provide risk analysis support
• Provide advice on in territory costs
• Work in close coordination with the ACS Project execution team
• Maintain a high level of technical competency in current technologies, product offerings & their applications
• Mentor other engineers

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with minimum of 10 years of design and construction experience in substation, transmission or power generation projects for the power generation/distribution/transmission industry.
• Minimum 1 year of technical proposal writing and proposal management experience

Eligibility Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% as required
• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

Desired Characteristics:
• Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
• Experience with large and complex Project proposal development
• Superior communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• Construction, field testing and commissioning experience
• Energetic and able to work in a team environment
• Creative, able to lead a team and be accountable for team results in order to deliver a high-quality product on time and under budget
• Professional Engineering registration (within the U.S.)
• Knowledge of and experience using Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) & American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and codes such as the National Electric Code (NEC) and NESC
• Knowledge of the American Association of Cost Engineer (AACE) principles.
• Experience in computer aided estimating programs (Success, Timberline, MC2, HardDollar, etc.)
• Familiarity with and ability to apply RS Mean, Richardson, or other standard costing tools to support substation, transmission, and generation projects
• Knowledge of HV/EHV substation physical/outdoor design and construction including foundation design and site preparation
• Knowledge of synchronous motors, generators, and eBOP equipment
• Knowledge of substation protection & control schemes, SCADA communication systems, factory and site testing, commissioning methods, and maintenance
• Excellent personal computer skills, including software development, and familiarity with AutoCAD / Microstation desired
• Experienced user of MS Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

Locations: United States; Illinois; Oakbrook Terrace

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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