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General Electric Senior Commissioning Engineer-Energy Storage in Niskayuna, New York

Role Summary:The Senior Commissioning Engineer-Energy Storage is a key member of the Energy Storage Service Team and will provide Customers and technical users with the hands-on technical support in support of Customer training, system commissioning, and resolving system operational issues impacting system performance.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead MW scale battery energy storage system startups in a safe manner

  • Coordinate energization work sequences, schedules, resources, and punch list preparation/completion as required

  • Conduct final system tests in accordance with contract requirements, collect data, interpret results and prepare final test report

  • Interface with Customer Operations, Engineering, Project Management, and Site Management, in support of battery energy storage system commissioning.

  • Conduct training of customer personnel via a train-the-trainer program to enable them to operate equipment safely and effectively

  • Assist in the development detailed commissioning procedures and plans

  • Provide technical support for fault isolation and troubleshooting during commissioning, and post commissioning as needed

  • Provide front-line technical response to inquiries received by the Customer response center, identifying potential problems and coordinating troubleshooting activities with numerous internal organizations

  • Provide local/remote technical support for fault isolation, troubleshooting and system repair using system control software and system knowledge

  • Respond to emergency request for troubleshooting and repair of assigned customers.

  • Develop and capture technical problem solving knowledge, communicating with other organizations to enable effective resolution of customer problems and inquiries

  • Identify product failures and assist in identifying possible root causes

  • Travels to and remains at all assigned job-sites until assigned tasks are completed

  • Execute administrative responsibilities including service reports, job safety analysis, training course completions, quality compliance, GE policy compliance, expense reporting, and logging/issue tracking


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 10 years' relevant experience in testing, operation, and field support for megawatt scale electrical power generation and distribution equipment and systems, including Li-Ion battery, DC subsystems, power electronics /conversion equipment


  • Ability and willingness to travel 40% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • Expert understanding of networking, including configuring IP address setting, network traffic and Microsoft Remote Desktop

  • PLC programming, preferably ControlST, including WorkstationST, Alarm Viewer and ToolboxST

  • MarkVIe hardware knowledge, including network topology, system commissioning, operation and diagnostics knowledge

  • HMI experience, preferably with GE CIMPLICITY

  • SCADA and Remote Operating System experience

  • Intermediate understanding of Microsoft Windows programs

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Willingness to travel globally

  • Energy storage system commissioning experience.

  • Demonstrated accomplishments in customer-focused problem solving

  • Self-directed, highly detail-oriented, organized, and flexible

  • Ability to connect as a trusted peer at all levels of the customer organization and with GE colleagues

  • Intellectual curiosity and technical aptitude necessary to rapidly learn new technologies and customer applications

About Us:GE Energy Storage provides innovative energy storage systems for stationary applications. It is a fast-paced business that includes design, engineering, manufacturing, and commercial organizations focused on developing energy storage products.

The GE Energy Storage business is adding new customers, expanding into new geographies, and developing new technology.

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: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).Additional Locations:United States;Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming;Other;