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General Electric Controls Engineer in Saratoga Springs, New York

Job Description Summary

As a member of this world class team, the Controls Engineer will execute the protection and control aspects of Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) projects. In this role, you will be responsible for the design, testing, start-up and commissioning of the protection and control aspects of fixed series capacitors (FSC), static VAR compensation (SVC) and synchronous condenser (SC) solutions within GE’s FACTS portfolio.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop custom protection and control solutions, including specifications, layouts, schematics, logic diagrams, wiring, grounding, and other required custom control hardware, for custom FACTS solutions

  • Compose protection and control equipment specifications, issue material purchase request forms, and evaluate vendor quotations for FACTS equipment including protection and control systems

  • Be the contact liaison for technical issues for the customer and project manager

  • Develop and execute start-up, testing and commissioning plans

  • Coordinate with sourcing and project team members on technical matters to meet project specifications, cost control and schedule objectives

  • Interface with internal and external team members such as principal engineers, control designers, electrical designers, project managers, engineering leaders and support organizations

  • Development of the controls scope for proposals, including writing and/or reviewing technical specifications, estimating design man-hours and materials, supporting sourcing for vendor quotations, directing designers and draftsmen on drawing requirements, and the development of clarifications and exceptions as well as technical responses

  • Participate in cost reduction programs that vary in scope and may include low cost vendor selection, design improvements, process improvements, automation, and new product introduction

  • Participate in RCA's (root cause analysis) and execute corrective actions

  • Support project quality procedures and initiatives including aspects of ISO9001 business management system

Required Qualifications

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

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% as required, which may include remote locations and international travel, and be willing to comply with all relevant company travel and tax policies

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in automation controller programming, to include PLCs, MkVIe, digital relays, and embedded real-time controllers such as MATLAB & RTDS

  • Experience in microprocessor control hardware, firmware, architecture

  • Knowledge of and experience using IEEE, IEC, ANSI, NEC, and NESC standards and codes, and ability to engineer design packages when no clear customer specification is provided

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Demonstrated creativity and ability to lead a team and be accountable for team results in order to deliver a high quality product on time and under budget

  • Ability to develop and implement standards and structured programs

  • Excellent personal computer skills, including proficiency with Excel and Word, AutoCAD, and Microstation

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/englobal/desktop/assets/images/posterscreenreaderoptimizedwsupplement.pdf) . (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: Yes

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