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General Electric Lead Power Systems Engineer in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

As a member of a multi-disciplined team, deliver full (MW-scale) power systems analysis and/or detail analysis in a specific domain using simulation software for systems incorporating, (but not limited to) power generation, protection, power conversion, energy storage, control and automation to ensure the design meets customer, budget, schedule, contract, and regulatory requirements.

Job Description

Role Summary/Purpose

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

GE Power Portfolio Power Conversion Division provides Electrical power conversion systems for various Naval and marine applications. Typical scope includes MV & LV power converters, motors, transformers, switchgear, and control as well as the associated power systems engineering.

The Power Systems Engineer role is considered a lead role within the business and expected to be an individual with technical capability within power electronic power converters with a strong emphasis on the application into a system. The successful candidate is expected to take ownership of system project specifications, power system studies, bill of materials, drawings, and test procedures to ensure all power system equipment meets detailed customer requirements as an integrated system. Further, the candidate is expected to take responsibility for the project engineering schedule.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Work with the project manager to achieve the project objective by managing the engineering portion of projects

  • Ensure all designs and practices implement safety, quality and value.

  • Prepare detailed technical specifications for large marine and naval power systems that capture customer requirements.

  • Develop detailed engineering plans and oversee project engineering execution

  • Drive communications throughout the organization to ensure there is alignment on schedule and technical risk

  • Maintain ownership of all engineering artifacts associated with specific projects including power system model, power system studies, drawings, bill of materials, specifications, test and commissioning procedures.

  • Ensure projects are completed within schedule and budget.

  • Interface with customers to ensure requirements and expectations are understood.

  • Interface with Sourcing and Purchasing to ensure suppliers products are meeting specifications.

  • Interface with the Manufacturing and Test departments to ensure power system components produced are fit for purpose.

  • Ensure engineering quality is maintained and all items produced on the project are fit for purpose

  • Support sales by reviewing customer requirements and highlighting differences/gaps between those requirements and GE capabilities.

  • Manage design reviews for power systems.

  • Collaborate with other GE PC businesses to understand GE Power Conversion technologies and how to apply them to satisfy customers in North America.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university or equivalent experience

  • 5+ Years’ experience in power systems, power electronics, power conversion, and/or naval power systems.

  • 5+ years working in a project environment

  • Familiar with Matlab/PLECS, ETAP, SKM, or other modeling tools.

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%.

  • Must be able to obtain a US Government security clearance

Desired Characteristics

  • Sense of ownership for assigned responsibilities

  • Excellent communicator able to make the complex seem simple

  • Ability to multi-task on a variety of projects to strict time scales.

  • Develops a strong team and breeds positive morale.

  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable.

  • Builds loyalty and commitment and can energize teams through inclusiveness and connection with people.

  • Professional Engineer or equivalent proven record of continuous professional development

  • 5 years in a power systems design environment.

  • 5 years of experience in the naval, marine, or offshore industry.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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: Yes