Lead Electric Power Systems Engineer
GE Corporate - Niskayuna, NY

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Job Number

1662918

GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

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. Our major customers include GE Power & Water, GE Energy Managment, US Dept. of Energy, and the US Dept. of Defense.

Essential Responsibilities
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 Energy businesses including GE Power & Water and GE Energy Management. You will also be encouraged to explore new applications which are tied with other GE Industrial businesses or revolutionary ideas which have not yet found a home in a GE business.

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, HVDC, distribution automation, power system protection, and microgrids. On many of these project collaborations are required within the internal organization by actively working on system related aspects with the electrical machines, power electronics, and electrical propulsion and energy storage teams.
You will:
  • Participate in and lead 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 and translating these into to existing and new products.
  • Lead 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.
  • Serve both internal and external customers.
  • Participate in the development and identification of technology, product and service opportunities. Work closely with strategic marketing and other groups to identify opportunities for product differentiation.
  • 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 and demonstrate awareness of competing and disruptive technologies.
  • Contribute to and lead proposals for GE businesses as well as government agencies.

    Qualifications/Requirements
    Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with at least 3 years of post degree experience (OR Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with at least 6 years of experience 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
    • transmission or distribution system planning and optimization,
    • impact of novel and Intelligent devices on power systems (e.g. HVDC, FACTS, storage, electric vehicles etc.)
    • system integration of electric power
    • 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 willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
      • Must be 18 years or older.
      • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered.

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

      Desired Characteristics
      • Experience in new product and new technology introduction business processes
      • Detailed understanding of generator excitation and speed controls
      • Experience with alternative energy and distributed generation, e.g. wind, PV, fuel cells, combined heat and power applications
      • Experience in control theory with a focus on control algorithms for power or energy systems.
      • Solid understanding of utility operations, energy market structures, and power system economics.
      • Good understanding of industrial power system e.g. oil and gas, mining, agriculture, refineries etc.
      • Familiarity with power systems analytical tools, such as PSCAD/EMTP, PSLF, MAPS, etc.
      • Global mindset & customer focus
      • Entrepreneurial inclination.

        Section 19 Job
        YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 19 OF THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE ACT.

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