General Electric Engineer - Power Electronics PWA Circuit Design in Salem, Virginia

Role Summary:

The Power Electronics PWA Circuit Design Engineer will utilize experience and expertise to solve problems, and to develop and execute objectives for self and others, including design and development of power converter electronics hardware.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the PWA Electronic Circuit Design Engineer, you will design and develop power converter electronics circuitry for renewable energy applications.

As the PWA Electronic Circuit Design Engineer, you will:

  • Establish board-level requirements based on system requirements flowdown

  • Apply analog, digital, and firmware design knowledge toward circuit card and signal processing design

  • Develop board test requirements. Worse Case analysis. FMEA

  • Schematic generation and schematic capture. Experience with circuit simulation tools

  • Printed wiring board (PWB / PCB) layout oversight

  • Parts / component selection

  • Logic device (FPGA / CPLD) design requirements

  • You will work closely with Principle Engineers, Design Leads and other Subject Matter Experts to understand the hardware and systems requirements and apply circuit design and troubleshooting principles to improve existing electronics hardware.

  • Ideally, you should have experience with Power Electronics, control systems and with related design tools (e.g., Cadence, P-Spice, MATLAB, Mentor Graphics, etc.)

  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements

  • Document technical data consistent with engineering policies and procedures

  • Provide timely communications on significant technical issues or developments

  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program design reviews


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a position with direct responsibility for design, qualification, and production release of recent technology analog and digital circuit boards

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrating high level of proficiency with analog and digital circuit simulation concepts and tools;

  • Demonstrating detailed knowledge of current electronic component and packaging technology;

  • Demonstrating high level of proficiency in testing and troubleshooting of electronic hardware

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively within and between teams

  • Ability to work independently

  • Interest in renewable energy technology

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About Us:

GE Renewable Energy harnesses the earth’s most abundant resources – the strength of the wind, the heat of the sun and the force of water – to power the world’s biggest economies and the most remote communities.

With an innovative spirit and an entrepreneurial mindset, we engineer energy products and digital services that create industry-leading value for our customers around the world.

We see the promise of renewable energy everywhere we look. Our team has the courage, scale, passion, diversity and resourcefulness needed to deliver that promise wherever and however the world needs it.

Together with our customers, we’re proving that no one ever has to choose between affordable, reliable, or sustainable energy.

We are unleashing limitless energy.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . 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.

Locations: United States; Virginia; Salem

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.