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General Electric Application Engineer, Systems Engineering and Equipment Application Team in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Energy Consulting, a part of GE Gas Power, has offices in multiple countries and offers our global clients (external & internal GE) a wide range of solutions across the entire spectrum of power generation, delivery, and utilization. Our Power Systems Engineering team utilizes their deep knowledge of connected power grid planning, design, operation, and life-cycle management, to offer customized solutions to our global clients. Our Power Economics team offers analyses focused on the understanding and the study of the financial and physical operation of the electric power systems including generation and grid planning, system optimization, asset valuation, competitive power markets and energy policy implications. Over 700 entities worldwide use our Concorda Suite of software tools to assess the economics, performance, and reliability of interconnected power systems.

Role Summary/Purpose

As a member of the Energy Consulting Power System Engineering team, the successful candidate will be an active contributor to the GE Gas Power business initiatives related to power systems engineering, equipment, and services.

Essential Responsibilities :

  • Support customers with power systems engineering expertise; including modeling, analysis, equipment design and specification, and failure mode analysis.

  • Support continuous development of transmission and distribution products based on evolving codes and standards through participation in industry standards groups and leading innovative approaches to power system analysis.

  • Perform power system load flow studies, stability analysis, fault studies, transient studies, or detailed equipment modeling using appropriate software tools.

  • Develop technical understanding of electrical characteristics of GE’s power electronic generation and transmission products and their integration to electrical grids.

  • Effectively communicate results to both internal and external customers by preparing detailed written reports or presentations describing analyses performed, solutions developed, and customer value propositions.

  • Enhance industry knowledge and present technical content in regional forums and conferences; serve as a thought leader in industry activities.

  • Actively participate on and support project teams ensuring high quality deliverables, budget, and on-time project metrics are met.

  • Actively participate in a working environment where teamwork, quality, customer service, and innovation are prized.


  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering or electric power engineering

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (e.g. ability to effectively communicate with all levels of GE and customer/plant staff).

  • Experience performing steady state analysis, dynamic analysis, or transient analysis using simulation tools like PSLF, PSS/E, PSCAD, ATP/EMTP, or PSCAD/EMTDC.

  • Experience with the use and application of common programming languages (e.g. Python, FORTRAN, MATLAB).

  • Demonstrated application of complex mathematics and engineering to real-world electric power system problems.

  • Willingness to travel to support project work (up to 10%).


  • Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, electric power engineering, or related field of study.

  • Industry experience in electrical or electric power engineering. Demonstrated experience in technical performance analysis of electric power systems with power electronic sources or loads.

  • Industry reputation, prior published articles related to practical power systems engineering topics, participation in industry standards working groups.

  • Advanced experience with dynamic and time-domain simulation tools (e.g. FORTRAN programming of user-written “black box” models in PSCAD, PSLF, or PSS/E, or use of MATLAB or Python scripting to automate multiple iterative approaches to simulation).

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: Yes