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General Electric Application Engineer in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

This position is for an Application Engineer in the Hardware, Protection & Controls team within GE Energy Consulting, working across several other teams. Energy Consulting offers our global clients a wide range of solutions across power generation, delivery and utilization.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work in a lab setting to support hands-on design, settings, testing, commissioning and maintenance of specialty or custom protection and control hardware equipment.

  • Lead and support the manufacturing and fulfilment process of hardware equipment including equipment and vendor evaluation, procurement, inventory, preparation of bill of materials, O&M manual, shipment, etc.

  • Perform analysis, design and development of engineering solutions and equipment specification studies and provide technical consulting services to customers.

  • Effectively communicate with internal and external clients and plant staff by preparing written detailed and summary reports and making presentations describing analyses performed, solutions developed, and customer value propositions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or electric power engineering.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Willingness and ability to travel (up to 10%) domestic and internationally.

Desired Characteristics

  • Familiarity with low voltage electrical equipment and circuit design, modification, instrumentation, and PLC controllers.

  • Familiarity with power system protection relay applications, protection coordination, settings development and programming.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Advanced degree in electrical, mechanical, or electric power engineering from an accredited university or college.

  • Familiarity with design and development of single line and three line wiring diagrams and AC/DC schematics.

  • Familiarity with product design life cycle, including factory acceptance, witness, and commissioning testing.

  • Previous experience with design, manufacturing, settings, installation, testing and maintenance of unique or custom protection and control equipment.

  • Experience with power equipment modeling and simulation in key software analytic tools such as ETAP, EasyPower, ATP, PSLF, PSS/E, MATLAB, DigSilent PowerFactory, PSCAD and Python.

  • Understanding of generators, transformers, circuit breakers, generator protection, voltage regulator controls, governor and power/frequency control, series applications of capacitors, synchronous condensers, power electronic converters for renewable energy (wind and solar) and industrial applications.

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