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General Electric Lead Engineer - Electric Machine Design - Aerospace Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Lead Engineer involved in the design of electrical machines, you will work in a collaborative team environment. You will be contributing to the development of advanced machine system concepts as well as their implementation for application to aircraft engine systems, power generation, and electric and hybrid vehicle applications. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to the planning, development, and transition of technologies from concept to products and/or services for GE Aerospace internal and external clients.

GE Aerospace Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with customers to identify key system requirements.

  • Determine electrical machine (generators, motors, power delivery, and accessories') requirements by studying system and customer requirements.

  • Use system simulation tools, such as MATLAB, Simulink, and PLECS, to validate and refine control algorithms for a wide array of electric machines to ensure the system will perform in a manner consistent with the requirements.

  • Integrate the output of finite element analysis and other machine design software to determine and implement machine parameters within the system model.

  • Work closely with the electrical machine design team to make sure the physical machine meets requirements.

  • Develop and implement test procedures for electrical machine systems and document performance characteristics.

  • Deliver effective presentations, reports, and publications to Global Research, GE Businesses, government agencies, professional societies, and peer-reviewed journals.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with at least 5 years of experience, with primary focus in controls applied to electric machines, or a Bachelors Degree with at least 10 years of experience.

  • In-depth knowledge of electrical machines including electromagnetic, thermal as well as mechanical technology aspects.

  • Experience in a wide variety of machine topologies

  • Expertise in simulation tools such as finite elements, MATLAB (Simulink) and others such as PLECS.

  • US Citizenship required

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in Automotive Hybrid Electrical or Aerospace Systems.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a global team.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong ties to the external technical community.

  • Entrepreneurial inclination

The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $175,000 USD, annually. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.

GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.

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