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General Electric Senior Engineer - Combustion - Energy Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Senior Engineer in Combustion Research, you will lead individuals and teams to develop, test and validate cutting-edge gas turbine combustion technology to support GE Vernova and its industry and government customers.

At Vernova Advanced Research, we invent and develop transformational technologies that will enable a clean and sustainable new era of energy. Combustion engineers develop innovative solutions to enable low-emission combustion of sustainable fuels, including hydrogen and hydrogen blends, as well as leverage high performance computing to predict and analyze combustion dynamics.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will be responsible for one or more of the following:

  • Shaping new combustion research programs focused on the future of energy.

  • Leading multidisciplinary teams of business product engineers, research team members, and external partners to invent and mature the next generation of combustion technology.

  • Deploying your extensive experience in modeling, simulation, and experimentation to develop and validate novel combustion technologies and analytical tools.

  • Providing technical guidance through effective coaching/mentoring.

  • Owning the development and maintenance of technology roadmaps and demonstrating accountability for a pipeline of funded projects.

  • Leading the development and writing of internal and external proposals.

  • Leveraging and growing an external network of collaborators in academia, government, and industry.

  • Patenting your inventions and developing a record of publications via conferences and peer reviewed journals.

  • Perform high-pressure and temperature combustion experiments and analyze results.

  • Work with other engineers in developing new combustion models and analysis tools.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Mechanical, Energy, Energy Systems or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience OR Master’s degree in Mechanical, Energy, Energy Systems or related discipline with a minimum of 10 years professional experience.

  • Graduate level work in combustion, combustion dynamics, and acoustics.

  • Expertise in designing and conducting high-pressure, high-temperature combustion dynamics experiments.

  • Ability to investigate, model and provide critical insight into complex physical phenomena.

  • Familiarity with modeling tools ranging from 1st principals and finite element to high fidelity CFD

  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interface with senior leaders and customers with clarity and confidence.

  • Experience developing technical ideas with external customers and a track record of converting ideas to programs.

  • Due to the nature of the duties of this position, this role requires the individual to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship.

  • 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 ($165509/ to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • 5+ years of work experience in gas turbine combustion and emissions, including one or more of the following: fuel/air premixing systems, autoignition, flame propagation in complex fuel mixtures, combustion kinetics & chemistry, thermo-acoustic instabilities (combustion dynamics), design and evaluation of new combustion systems, and modeling of combustion systems.

  • Familiarity with CFD approach to prediction of combustion dynamics

  • Experience with using Matlab and/or Python for data analysis.

  • Peer reviewed journal publications.

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