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General Electric Power Electronics Engineer in Imperial, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

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 Naval, industry, marine, and Oil & Gas applications. Typical scope includes MV & LV power converters, motors, transformers, E-house, switchgear, and control as well as the associated power systems engineering.

The Power Electronics Control Engineer role is considered a senior role within the business and expected to be an individual with deep technical capability within power electronic power converters with a strong emphasis on applications. The successful candidate is expected to take ownership of power converter software, software specifications, control specifications, real time response models, and control& automation hardware drawings to meet detailed customer requirements.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all designs and practices implement and foster a culture of safety, quality, and value.

  • Prepare/review detailed technical specifications for the control of large industry, marine and naval power converters that meet customer requirements.

  • Develop, define, and deliver the base software package (software with list of libraries/system versions, test reports) for use in typical project configuration

  • Maintain ownership of all engineering artifacts associated with specific power converters on projects including software specifications, control specifications, software, control drawings, software, factory acceptance test procedures, and commissioning instructions.

  • Create models of the power electronic controls for use by power systems engineers for performing power quality studies and system stability studies.

  • Oversee/complete the HMI/Control/Process coding.

  • Develop test plans in accordance with the Basic Requirements and the electrical power plant

  • Understand and use the offline and real time models of the overall electrical power electronics plant, propose, and implement model improvements

  • Set up the Hardware In the Loop (HIL) platform

  • Configure, Parameter and Test in HIL project software

  • Ensure projects are completed within schedule and budget

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

  • Manage software design process for power converters for specific projects.


  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university with experience with controls and / software.

  • Familiar with MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, or similar modeling tools.

  • Understanding of the control of voltage source and current sourced power converters

Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledge of embedded software programming and FPGA coding

  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment

  • Experience with development of MATLAB / RTS (real time simulation) model and MATLAB tools for various configurations.

  • US Citizen or Green Card holder

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