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General Electric Facilities - Electrical Engineer in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

The Facilities Electrical Engineer will focus on multiple projects in support of the electrical design and operational needs of the Research Center. This includes: ensuring safety and efficiency of operations across the organization, managing complex issues within functional areas of expertise, and involvement in long term planning.

Job Description

Role Summary/Purpose: The Facilities Electrical Engineer will support the site operations of GE Research.

  • Serve as an Electrical Engineer working for the Facilities organization

  • Design industrial type electrical systems– including load calculations, arc flash analysis, grounding, protection, and coordination

  • Develop technical drawings and specifications for construction

  • Maintain / Update plant electrical single line diagrams

  • Troubleshoot electrical systems and equipment

  • Provide direction to Electricians, Mechanics, Technicians, and other staff disciplines to support projects and maintenance efforts

  • As needed, willing to train co-workers

  • Perform field work to validate electrical panels, breakers, tool points of connection and update databases and record drawings with as-built conditions

  • Participate in specifying on-site facility electrical requirements

  • Provide input to new Process Equipment Purchase Specifications to ensure adequacy

  • Recommend facility equipment reliability improvements by doing analysis of equipment trends, historical, and field data

  • Working knowledge of NFPA, OSHA and New York State Building Code

  • Ability to handle multiple diverse activities simultaneously

  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to team projects

  • AutoCAD proficient


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Facilities Electrical Engineering

Desired Characteristics

  • New York State Professional Engineering license

  • 12 years of experience in Facility Engineering

  • Fire Alarm and Toxic Gas Monitoring System experience

  • Easy Power proficiency

  • 115kV, 34.5kV and 4.16kV experience

  • PLC and VFD experience

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Strong project and team leadership

  • Experience directing a represented workforce

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