General Electric Lead Engineer - Power Electronics Controls in Salem, Virginia

Role Summary:

The Power Electronics Controls Lead Engineer will provide Control Engineering domain expertise in a multi-disciplinary engineering development team that includes system & control engineering, application software engineering, simulation, hardware & mechanical design, integration & test functions .

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Lead Engineer - Power Electronics Controls, you will:

  • Design, implement, and test new power electronic control software to meet documented requirements for power conversion products (Wind, Solar, Drives, etc.)

  • Establish system & sub-system level control requirements from functional specifications and application needs

  • Develop new products using simulation, modeling and statistical design methods

  • Design power electronics control software to meet performance, reliability and cost targets

  • Implement rapid-prototypes using auto-code generation tools (Matlab / Simulink)

  • Implement product design using Object Oriented Programming techniques in C/C++ integrated development environment

  • Develop and execute system and subsystem validation test plans

  • Develop subsystem models to support concept validation studies and DFSS activities

  • Participate in FMEA, risk assessment and RCA activities

  • Participate in writing product documentation, technical reports, developing software cost and schedule estimates, and authoring software development and test plans


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or related Engineering field

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience developing controls for power conversion products including a minimum 1 year experience in developing embedded control applications using C/C++ and real-time operating systems (e.g., QNX)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Power Electronics or AC Systems Design

  • Experience with Software Structuring and Design documentation

  • Educational background in Control Theory and Power System Stability Analysis

  • Experience with modern control techniques, software languages and development & analysis tools for real-time controls

  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and objectives

  • Proven interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Advanced Technology Degree

  • Familiarity with simulation tools (e.g. Simplorer, SABER, Matlab / Simulink)

  • Familiarity with electric machine modeling and control

  • Working knowledge of electric motor drives or photovoltaic system technologies

  • Working knowledge of GE manufactured power electronics and control systems

  • MBB / BB, DFSS certified (GE employees only)

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About Us:

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or 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.