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General Electric Senior Energy Storage Project Engineer in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Job Description Summary

GE Energy Storage provides innovative energy storage systems for stationary applications. It is a fast-paced business that includes design, engineering, services, and commercial organizations focused on developing energy storage solutions.

The GE Energy Storage business is adding new customers, expanding into new geographies, and developing new technology. The Senior Project Engineer – Energy Storage will support Energy Storage projects that are typically executed using an EPC (Engineering, Procure and Construct) or an Engineered Equipment Package (EEP) contract framework.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

The Senior Energy Storage Project Engineer is responsible for all aspects of energy storage balance of plant system design including:

  • Responsible for leading and coordinating all balance of plant technical aspects of energy storage projects including developing the single line drawings and schematics, plan and elevation drawings, general arrangement and site layout, relay protection and control requirements, layouts for LV/HV equipment, conduit, cable, wiring, grounding, and control buildings.

  • In addition, as the technical leader for assigned engineering projects or program of projects, responsibilities also include activities such as schedule development & updates, supporting sourcing initiatives, value engineering, planning & tracking project design reviews, quality control/quality assurance, and contractor management.

  • As needed, provide oversight and reviews of deliverables in the proposal/bid phase.

  • Responsibilities include estimating or review of design man-hours and materials, conceptual design engineering, directing designers and draftsmen on drawing requirements, proposal documentation including BOM, writing and/or reviewing technical specifications, supporting sourcing for vendor quotations, developing clarifications and exceptions as well as technical responses.

  • Single point of contact for technical issues for the customer and project manager.

  • Direct the efforts of engineers and designers, coordinating with sourcing and project controls and the project team on technical matters to meet project specifications, cost control, and schedule objectives. Includes writing equipment specifications and contractor work scopes, requesting vendor quotations, evaluating quotations including but not limited to equipment such as HV/MV circuit breakers, switchgear, disconnects, LV/MV power transformers, MV/HV cable, and protection and control systems interface with customers and project team members and final commissioning.

  • Coordinate with sourcing and the project team on technical matters to meet project specifications, cost control and schedule objectives.

  • Will be accountable for team results in order to deliver a high quality product to customer CTQ’s on time and on or under budget.

  • Define processes, procedures, perform RCA’s (Root Cause Analysis), perform corrective actions, and validate process control.

  • Support quality initiatives.

  • Mentor other engineers to develop their skills and support the execution of projects

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (BSEE strongly preferred)

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in industrial or utility LV, HV, or EHV substation/energy storage project design or MSEE (power) with 8 years engineering experience in industrial or utility LV/HV/EHV substation or energy storage design


  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% of the time, both domestic and international for meetings, troubleshooting, and on-site commissioning tests for customer installations. You must comply with all relevant GE company travel and tax policies.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of applicable design calculations such as UPS or battery sizing & DC system component selection, auxiliary power sizing, conduit fill, power transformer selection, circuit protection, control and power cable selection and rating, ground grid design, and lightning protection

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a team environment. The Senior Energy Storage Project Engineer must be 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

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Transmission & Distribution substation or energy storage balance of plant engineering for utilities and renewable energy power plants and projects experience as an Electrical Project Engineer.

  • Knowledge of and experience using IEEE or IEC standards and codes. Moreover, ability to engineer design packages when no clear customer specification is provided.

  • Field-testing and commissioning experience with safe work habits. Demonstrated electrical and mechanical troubleshooting capability. Previous experience installing and operating power equipment a plus.

  • Ability to develop and implement standards and structured programs

  • Good presence in front of the customer with demonstrated commercial experience such as Project Management

  • Excellent personal computer skills, including programming and design automation, and familiarity with AutoCAD/Microstation strongly desired.

The salary range for this position is $120,000.00 -140,000.00(USD). The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for variable incentive compensation. GE offers benefits and programs to help you manage your personal and family needs, grow and develop you and your career, support your work / life integration, and help you stay connected through volunteerism, employee networks, and philanthropy.

Additional Information

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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No