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General Electric Senior Engineer Grid Code Compliance and Testing in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

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Role Summary/Purpose

The GE Gas Power Energy Consulting organization offers global clients a wide range of solutions across a spectrum of power generation, delivery, and utilization. Our Grid Code Testing team offers NERC Model Verification Services (MVS) to provide generation owners with a convenient and cost-effective solution for implementing the NERC standards. In this role, the Senior Engineer will work cross functionally to support power plant owners, grid companies and GE teams. Test equipment and validate compliance with interconnection requirement and validate generator models used for grid planning.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Executing (proposing, negotiating, planning, leading and reporting out) tests at customer power plants to assist them in meeting evolving regulatory standards for steady-state performance, dynamic performance and modeling.

  • Communicating effectively with clients to support their testing or compliance needs and resolving issues promptly.

  • Supporting GE project(s) with power systems engineering expertise; including design and equipment specification studies, and commissioning support.

  • Supporting continuous development of generation products based on evolving codes and standards.

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Electric Power Engineering from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in electrical or electric power engineering, conventional power plant design and operation.

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

  • Understanding of grid systems interactions with power plant equipment and controls.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Willingness and ability to travel (up to 35%) domestic and internationally

Desired Characteristics

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

  • 2+ years of experience with turbine control and/or excitation system design, implementation and testing.

  • Field experience with GE or other OEM Thermal power generation turbine and excitation control systems.

  • Experience in planning and execution of electrical/mechanical tests in power plants.

  • Strong knowledge of utility transmission planning practices, grid code compliance and regulatory standards for power system performance.

  • Experience with dynamic simulation tools (PSLF preferred, PSS/E and MATLAB desired).

  • Track record of industry reputation and recognition.

  • Solid knowledge of protection systems design, schemes, settings, relays, and standards.

  • Solid understanding of controls concepts for grid-interactive power systems equipment and controls, e.g.: automatic voltage regulators, and power system stabilizers.

  • Understanding of generators, transformers, circuit breakers, generator protection, closed loop voltage regulator controls, governor and power/frequency control, arresters, shunt and 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