General Electric Application Engineer in Schenectady, New York

About Us:

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . 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.

Role Summary:

As a member of Energy Consulting, the Application Engineer will be an active contributor to GE business initiatives related to power systems equipment and services.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Application Engineer, you will:

  • Contribute to project teams that perform modelling, testing and technical analyses of electrical power plant dynamic performance, including thermal, wind and solar plants

  • Perform technical analysis using commercial simulation tools and user-written programs based on fundamentals of electrical engineering and power systems

  • Document technical analysis in detailed, concise, analytical reports, as well as in dialog and/or presentations

  • Contribute to GE systems engineering activities, including studies, internal product development and service support, analysis during project execution, sales and marketing functions

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


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering with focus on electrical power systems from an accredited university or college


  • Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • MSEE, PhD and/or advanced degree with focus on electric power systems

  • Professional experience in electric power systems engineering (i.e., industrial power plant engineering, transmission or distribution planning, power plant modeling, integration analysis of conventional and renewable power plants, standards / regulations for power system equipment design and operation)

  • Strong understanding of technical fundamentals, including a deep understanding of electrical circuit theory and feedback control systems

  • Proficiency with power systems tools (PowerFactory, PowerWorld, PSLF, PSS / E, MAPS, Plexos, PSCAD, ATP, ASPEN, EasyPower)

  • Active participation within industry professional societies (IEEE, CIGRE, AWEA) and/or other industry stature (EIT, PE license)

  • Proficiency with programming tools (Python, MATLAB, MathCad)

  • Passion for working in an open / collaborative environment where colleagues welcome opportunities to assist each other in solving challenging technical problems

  • Desire to continually learn new concepts / tools and be among the first in the power systems industry to apply them

  • Ability to solve complex problems through engineering analysis and design principles

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office

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Locations: United States; New York; Schenectady

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.