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General Electric Lead Electrical Substation Project Engineer in Remote, New York

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Job Description

About us:

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 13,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems, and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. We are focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. For more about GE’s Grid Solutions, visit

Why we come to work:

At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge -and we’re always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the green energy transition.

Essential Responsibilities:

The electrical substation project engineer is responsible for all aspects of HV/EHV substation design including:

  • Responsible for leading and coordinating all technical aspects of AC power substation projects.

  • Must be the technical leader for assigned engineering projects including responsibilities such as: schedule development & updates, value engineering, planning & tracking project design reviews, and quality control/quality assurance.

  • Responsible for the single line drawings and schematics, plan and elevation drawings, general substation arrangement and layout, relay protection and control requirements, and layouts for high voltage bus, cable, high voltage equipment, conduit, cable, and wiring, grounding, and control buildings

  • On a large & complex project manage a combined project BOM & MDL from multiple source, writing and/or reviewing HV technical specifications, supporting sourcing for vendor quotations

  • Accountable for the performance of all engineering subcontractors, supported by the Project Manager. This includes work scope definition, hours used, change management, quality control, schedule definition & adherence, and customer interface.

  • Single point of contact for technical issues for the customer and project manager.

  • Routinely co-located in remotely located combine office space with customer and major project subcontractors.

  • Support Engineering manager in assigned project team maintaining billable hours.

  • Direct the efforts of engineers and designers, coordinating with sourcing and the project team on technical matters to meet project specifications, cost control, and schedule objectives.

  • Will be accountable for team results in order to deliver a high quality product to customer CTQ’s on time and on or under budget.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in industrial or utility HV & EHV substation design (power)

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 100% of the time, both domestic and international for meetings, troubleshooting,and on-site commissioning tests for customer installations

Desired Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of applicabledesign calculations such as battery sizing & DC system component selection, power transformer and circuit breaker selection, circuit protection, control and power cable selection and rating, bus, fittings, insulator, and arrector selection, ground grid design, and lightning protection

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a team environment. The Project Engineer must be creative, able to lead a team and be accountable for team results in order to deliver a high quality product on time and under budget.

  • EIT in the U.S.

  • Experience with 3D CAD systems

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in Transmission & Distribution substation engineering for utilities and renewable energy power plants and projects experience as an Electrical Project Engineer in substation type applications, including substation automation, SCADA, and control and relay protection.

  • Knowledge of wind generation plants, including on-shore and off-shore wind

  • Large project experience working with Interface Coordinators and LCI Management

  • Knowledge of and experience using IEEE & ANSI standards and codes such as the NEC and NESC. Moreover, ability to engineer design packages when no clear customer specification is provided.

  • Field-testing and commissioning experience with safe work habits.

  • Demonstrated electrical and mechanical troubleshooting capability.

  • Good presence in front of the customer with demonstrated commercial experience such as Project Management

  • Excellent personal computer skills, including programming and design automation, and familiarity with AutoCAD/MicroStation strongly desired.

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

#LI-Remote - This is a remote position