Principal Engineer – Power Systems
GE Corporate - Niskayuna, NY

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

As a Principal Engineer in Power Systems, you will leverage your technical expertise and experience to shape technology development in transmission and distribution technologies and related areas, such as High Voltage engineering and HVDC, and enable the transfer of technology to the GE businesses.

Essential Responsibilities

You will develop a technology roadmap, and execute on it by formulating and implementing new programs or integrating major programs to meet key technical objectives.

As a Principal Engineer you will:
Be recognized as a technical expert and provide senior technical expertise and vision in the fields of transmission technologies, distribution technologies, and HVDC

Participate in identifying, planning, and developing strategies to enhance GE’s competitiveness in this space.

Guide technical excellence and execution within the organization.

Guide the direction for the organization’s future resource needs in terms of both infrastructure and staffing.

Direct the evolution of new ideas in the areas of power transmission and distribution, high voltage engineering and HVDC.

Build strong networks with technologists and leaders at GE businesses and within Global Research.

Collaborate with the GE Businesses to implement inventions and improvements to existing product infrastructure.

Build technology collaborations with universities, government agencies, and other companies.

Mentor early to mid-career researchers and Champion the Technical Career Path options within Global Research.


Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 10 years in research & development environment developing transmission & distribution technologies or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 15 years in research & development environment developing transmission & distribution technologies

Broad based experimental and analytical skills with major emphasis on power systems, HVDC, high voltage engineering, and associated instrumentation

Experience in developing and managing research programs with a proven track record for successful project management and product development.

Experience in working in global teams.

Strong strategic focus & influencing skills to drive organization technologies and shape product design for producibility.

Demonstrated project leadership experience, including successful track record of completing deliverables on schedule and under budget.

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 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

Strong connections in industry and academia

Clear evidence of innovation and creativity in Power Systems

Demonstrated strong work ethic.

Superb written and verbal communication skills.

Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

Strong analytical skills.

Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team.

Willingness to learn from team experts and to share own expertise and experience.

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.

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