General Electric FACTS Electrical Engineer/Project Engineer in Saratoga Springs, New York
Job Description Summary
As a member of this world class team, the Project 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 electrical aspects of fixed series capacitors (FSC), static VAR compensation (SVC) and synchronous condenser (SC) solutions within GE’s FACTS portfolio
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 https://www.gegridsolutions.com.
As the FACTS Project Engineer, you will:
Write high voltage equipment specifications, issue material purchase request forms,andevaluate vendor quotations for FACTS equipment including capacitors, reactors, rotatingequipment, high voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, disconnects, power transformers, highvoltage cable, and protection and control systems
Work closely with designers in the development of detailed design drawings, bills-of-material
(BOM) and cable schedules for complex electrical infrastructure projects
Develop and execute start-up, testing and commissioning plans
Interface with internal and external team members such as principal engineers, controlengineers, civil engineers, electrical designers, project managers, engineering leaders andsupport organizations
Contribute toproposals including writing and / or reviewing technical specifications, estimatingdesign man-hours and materials, supporting sourcing for vendor quotations, directing designersand draftsmen on drawing requirements, and the development of clarifications and exceptions aswell as technical responses
Contribute tocost reduction programs that vary in scope and may include low cost vendorselection, design improvements, process improvements, automation, and new productintroduction
Contribute toRCA's (root cause analysis) and execute corrective actions
Supportproject quality procedures and initiatives including aspects of ISO9001
Qualifications / Requirements:
- Bachelor’s DegreeOR Master’s Degreein Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college
Ability and willingnessto travel up to 20% as required, which may include remote locations andinternational travel, and be willing to comply with all relevant company travel and tax policies
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.
Professional Engineering registration (within the U.S.).
Prior FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission System) application or design experience
Experience in mechanical and civil engineering
Knowledge of and experience using IEEE, IEC, ANSI, NEC, and NESC standards and codes, and
Experience in installation, field-testing and commissioning of HV equipment, including required safe work habits
Demonstrated electrical and mechanical troubleshooting capability
Effective 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
Good presence in front of the customer with demonstrated commercial experience such as
Excellent personal computer skills, including proficiency with Excel and Word, and familiarity with
AutoCAD and Microstation
Ability to automate design tasks through Visual Basic programming of Excel, AutoCAD or Microstation
Ability to engineer design packages when no clear customer specification is provided
The salary range for this position is 77,500 - 96,900 - 116,300 Annual. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.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