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General Electric Lead Engineer - Electrical Component in Clearwater, Florida

Job Description Summary

The Lead Design Engineer reports to the Senior Engineering Manager and is responsible for the production design of instrument transformers as well as test related activities. Activities contributing to the design and development of products, solutions and systems. Includes activities linked to technical improvement of existing products and components Impacts departmental operations and responsible for planning/execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities within an operating discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Some judgment may be required but this is typically with guidance.

Job Description

About us:

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 12,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems, and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. We are focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. For more about GE’s Grid Solutions, visit

Why we come to work:

At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge -and we’re always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the green energy transition.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Integrate EHS requirements in engineering process and deploy HAZID (Hazard identification) sessions at different project phases

  • Design voltage potential and current transformers up to 69kV

  • Ensure standards compliance to IEEE, IEC and other applicable standards

  • Produce verification reports as required

  • Direct qualification testing for new products

  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures

  • Focus on increasing contribution margin within core business and maintaining growth.

  • Identifying applicable new technologies, vendors, fabricators, and subcontractors

  • Provide assistance as needed for customer returns/failure analysis

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 5 years of experience in the electrical engineering within the Power industry)

  • Minimum of 3 years electrical engineering in the power industry

Desired Characteristics:

  • Familiar with regulatory bodies and approval systems (UL, CSA, IEEE etc)

  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills are a must

  • Excellent communication and listening skills

  • Ability to build relationships within the company and with customers and suppliers

  • Strong sense of ownership

  • Familiar with transformer design, min. 3 years experience

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes