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General Electric Power System Protection and Control Engineer in Remote, Texas

Job Description Summary

As part of the Grid Automation North America Operations team, the Power System Protection and Control Engineer will be responsible for executing Protection & Control Engineering and Consulting services in Transmission, Distribution and Industrial markets in the US and Canada. Activities will include designing, programming, testing and commissioning protection and control related applications for power system design and substation automation projects.

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:

  • Perform engineering studies and analyses such as short circuit studies, protective device coordination and load flow etc.

  • Design protection and control schemes to fulfill user specifications and requirements

  • Fabricate relay setting files to include programming of Protection and Control Elements, Control Logic and Communications settings

  • Test customized Protection and Control solutions both in house and at customer installations

  • Provide field support up to and including commissioning of new applications

  • Assist software tool development to automate the engineering process internally and externally with key utility partners

  • Participate in project meetings with project managers and customers on technical discussions

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering specialized in power system.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in design, study, and analysis of electric power systems.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of power system steady and transient analysis, fault study and protection theory.

  • Familiar with symmetrical components.

  • Working experience with study software and power system tools such as Mathcad, MATLAB, ASPEN, CAPE or Etap

  • Working knowledge on substation communication protocols such as IEC 61850, DNP, Modbus

  • Knowledge or field experience with system commissioning and testing.

  • Ethical and professional business manner in interaction with team members and customers.

  • Technical skills to execute projects, identify opportunities, and write SOW proposals.

  • Proficient in technical report writing, MS Word and Excel

  • Excellent communication skills including technical writing and presentations.

  • Excellent learning skills, demonstrated team player and Customer focused

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: No

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