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General Electric Senior Engineer - Controls Engineering in Saratoga Springs, New York

Job Description Summary

As a member of this world class team, the Sr. Controls Engineer will lead and execute the protection and control aspects of Flexible AC (Alternating Current) Transmission System (FACTS) projects. In this role, you will be responsible for performing studies and translating these into specifications, designs, software, test plans, testing and commissioning of the protection and control aspects of static VAR compensation (SVC). fixed series capacitors (FSC), and synchronous condenser solutions within GE’s Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) portfolio.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead development of complex power system studies for custom FACTS solutions.

  • Lead development of custom protection and control solutions, including coding and model-based control algorithms, hardware specifications, logic diagrams, schematics, and other required custom control hardware, for custom FACTS solutions.

  • Lead development and execution of test plans and for real-time data system (RTDS) testing of GE FACTS protection and control systems

  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise in MkVIe control of machine and exciter for development and troubleshooting of GE synchronous condenser solutions

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

  • 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 engineers, civil engineers, electrical designers, project managers, engineering leaders and support organizations

  • Lead the 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

  • Lead 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

  • Lead the performance of RCA's (root cause analysis) and execution corrective actions

  • Support project quality procedures and initiatives including aspects of ISO9001

Required Qualifications

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

  • Minimum of 15 years of related engineering experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in MkVIe automation controller programming

  • Experience in microprocessor control hardware, firmware, architecture

  • Experience in RTDS testing

  • Experience in more than one FACTS technologies (FSC/SC/SVC/STACOM)

  • Knowledge of and experience using IEEE, IEC, ANSI, NEC, and NESC standards

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No