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General Electric Lead Engineer - Electronic Hardware in Chennai, India

Job Description Summary

• Design, Sizing, Simulation, Lab testing of Power electronic/ Electrical equipment (VSD/ VFD’s).

• Activities contributing to the design and development of products and solutions

• LV/MV drive power system fault calculations and sizing various protection components like contactors, isolators, and circuit breakers and basics of arc flash analysis.

• Includes activities linked to technical improvement of existing products and components

Job Description

  • LV/MV Drive Engineering – Core Power Electronics (AC / DC systems) and Control cabinet design as per requirement.

  • Engage in Sizing, product hardware design / loss budget calculation / filter & protection circuits.

  • Familiar with LV/MV drive power system fault calculations and sizing various protection components like contactors, isolators, and circuit breakers and basics of arc flash analysis.

  • Understand product / project specifications and realize requirements to design using calculations, modeling and simulations.

  • Design system/equipment to meet reliability, testing standards, manufacturability, material and cost guidelines

  • Prepare & validate design documents - configurations, principles of operation, application guidelines, specifications, BOM, SLD & drawings as per requirement.

  • Verify functional performance of prototype hardware under all specified operating conditions.

  • Support Manufacturing of equipment at factory / vendor facility.

  • Document functional test requirements and conduct test according to applicable standards (UL/IEC etc.…) /conduct project FAT’s.

  • Coordinate with Lead Engineer and team Manager on product / project execution on a continuous basis.

  • May require travel to commission engineered projects as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors/Master Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronics ) Preferred with relevant experience (10-15 yrs)

  • Electrical design / Simulation tools like MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, PSCAD, PSPICE ,EPLAN / PLM (Team center) tools etc.

Desired Characteristics

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to influence at all levels.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Demonstrate to work independently within and between teams and as an individual.

  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse and highly matrix environment.

  • Ability to energize teams and perceive change as an opportunity

About Us

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.

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.

Disclosure of your Gender or Sexual orientation is completely Voluntary and not mandatory.


To follow US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years' experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes