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General Electric Sr Customer Application Engineer in San Ramon, California

Job Description Summary

This position will be responsible for designing, modeling, configuration, testing and commissioning of Protection and Control (P&C) systems for customers outsourcing their power system design and testing work. The successful candidate should also be very familiar with IEC61850 configuration & data model, digital substations, and virtualization of protection.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Design and testing of customized P&C solutions (both in house and at customer installations) to meet user specifications & requirements

  • Develop test setups, test plans, and test case (including wiring diagrams and configurations or relays and controllers)

  • Perform Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) including Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) tests using real-time digital simulators

  • Prepare test reports, project reports, and project deliverables

  • Analyze and troubleshoot field cases involving GE or third-party relays

  • Perform engineering studies including but not limited to power flows, short circuit, protection coordination, arc flash, voltage & loss analysis, etc.

  • Participate in development of project proposals and work/effort estimate

  • Effectively engage with customers to clarify requirements and present completed work.

  • Participate in business development activities to grow services, including writing technical papers, presentation to customers or at conferences

  • May require travel up to 20 - 40% of the time depending on projects

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in power system protection and control

Desired Characteristics

  • Master's Degree or higher

  • P.Eng./PE certification

  • Experience in programming GE relays, specifically UR and MICOM family

  • Experience in designing power system protection, control and automation schemes

  • Excellent understanding of all major protection principles including Distance, Line Differential, Transformer Differential, Bus, Feeder, Generator and Motor protections.

  • Working experience with power system software tools such as ASPEN, CAPE, CYME, ETAP, SKM, and MATLAB for modeling and analysis.

  • Familiarity with one or more programming languages (Pythan, C++, VB, etc.) is an asset

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

  • Customer focused; open to accept new challenges and share ideas

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

  • Excellent understanding of communication system protocols and architectures in electric power industry with focus on IEC61850 model and configuration.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of digital substation and virtualization of protection systems

  • Familiarity with transmission and distribution protection standards/codes

  • Strong communication skills including technical writing and presentations

  • Knowledge or field experience with system commissioning and testingNote: To comply with US immigration and other legal requirements, it is necessary to specify the minimum number of years' experience required for any role based within the USA. For roles outside of the USA, to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, the JDs should focus on the substantive level of experience required for the role and a minimum number of years should NOT be used.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/englobal/desktop/assets/images/posterscreenreaderoptimizedwsupplement.pdf . at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf 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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