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General Electric Design Specialist in Saratoga Springs, New York

Job Description Summary

As a member of this world class team, the Physical Designer will be responsible for all aspects of design for Flexible AC (Alternating Current) Transmission System (FACTS) projects. In this role, you will be working within the engineering design team to ensure all project design documentation is delivered on time, on budget and with excellent quality. This includes physical drawings for fixed series capacitors (FSC) and synchronous condenser (SC) solutions within GE’s Flexible AC Transmission Systems Americas portfolio.

Job Description

About us:

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 12,000 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.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for 3D design of custom equipment design solutions, including physical plan, elevations, section detail views required custom views for FACTS solutions for orders and proposals.

  • Develop Bills of Material for all designs, ensure consistency and quality throughout design process.

  • Coordinate with offshore design resources and the 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 engineers, civil engineers, electrical designers, project managers, engineering leaders and support organizations.

  • Facilitate the development and execute cost reduction programs that vary in scope and may include low-cost vendor selection, design improvements, process improvements, automation, and new product introduction.

  • Excellent personal computer skills, including proficiency with Excel and Word, Autodesk and Bentley Open Utilities (or MicroStation) 3D CAD platforms.

  • Support project quality procedures and initiatives including aspects of ISO9001.

Required Qualifications:

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

  • OR Associates degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience in the specific field of engineering design.

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% 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:

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

  • Superior communication in the English language and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

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