Senior Engineer – Power Systems & Electronics Analysis
GE Energy Connections
Posted 8/16/2017 4:27:13 PM
Business Segment: Energy Connections Headquarters
Location(s): United States; New York; Schenectady
About Us: Energy Consulting Group, a part of GE Energy Connections, has offices in 22 countries and offers our global clients (external & internal GE) a wide range of solutions across the entire spectrum of power generation, delivery and utilization. Our Power Economics team offers analyses focused on understanding and study of the financial and physical operation of the electric power systems including generation and grid planning, system optimization, asset valuation, competitive power markets and energy policy implications. Our Power Systems team utilizes their deep knowledge of connected power grid planning, design, operation, and life-cycle management, to offer customized solutions to our global clients. Over 700 users worldwide use our Concordia Suite of software tools to assess the economics, performance, and reliability of interconnected power systems. We also offer a full range of education courses through our Power Systems Engineering Course.
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 member of Energy Consulting, the successful candidate will lead and actively contribute to GE business initiatives related to power systems and power electronics equipment and services.
Essential Responsibilities: This position requires a wide range of skills including: • Conducting technical analysis related to power electronic and power systems control of renewable generation, battery energy storage systems, large industrial drives and FACTS. • Providing product development and technical support to GE product businesses as required. • Contributing to multiple project teams to perform technical analysis and to advise other team members. • Identifying scope of studies required to solve customer technical challenges and preparing proposals in collaboration with other technical and commercial contributors. • Managing project technical work, cost, and schedule. • Documenting and presenting project findings and deliverables • Learning new technologies and adapting team capabilities to meet the needs of the industry and of GE • Developing technical understanding of electrical characteristics of GE generation and transmission products and their integration to electrical grids • Initiating, leading and conducting technical marketing activities (i.e., using technical analysis to develop and support market opportunities for power system products and services) • Enhancing industry knowledge and presenting technical content in customer seminars, regional forums, technical workshops, and professional society conferences • Actively participating in a global working environment where teamwork, quality, customer service and innovation are prized
Qualifications/Requirements: • Masters or equivalent degree in Electrical, Systems, Mechanical, or Power Systems Engineering • Minimum of 5 years of experience in electric power industry o Demonstrated experience in technical performance analysis of electric power systems with power electronic sources or loads, or o Experience with transient analysis. Proficiency using and creating simulation models with at least one transient analysis simulation package (ATP, EMTP-RV, PSCAD, etc). o Experience with programming environments to understand controller code and complex simulation modeling • Ability to perform engineering analysis and design, and to develop engineering solutions in a team environment, and to provide technical consulting services to customers • Strong project management/team skills. Ability to lead project teams conducting technical analysis and to effectively represent the team to our customers • Demonstrated ability in mentoring less experienced engineers • Strong technical and analytical skills, written and oral communication skills • Willingness to travel (25% is typical)
Desired Characteristics: • PhD degree or Doctorate, in Engineering or other advanced degree with focus on electrical power industry • Passion for working in an open, sharing, and supportive environment where colleagues welcome opportunities to assist each other with solving challenging technical problems • Experience supporting power electronics control development for products connected to bulk utility systems or large industrial systems. • Experience creating models of complex equipment in transient analysis (ATP, EMTP-RV, PSCAD, etc) and stability (PSSE, PowerFactory, PSLF, etc) simulation tools based on field tests or equipment control code. • Experience in preparation of complex technical proposals • Active participation within industry professional societies, such as IEEE or CIGRE
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