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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

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

Essential Responsibilities

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.

Desired Characteristics

  • 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

  • Project Management

  • 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.

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