Lead Engineer - Electric Power Systems with Security Clearance

GE Aerospace
Schenectady, New York
Apr 10, 2024
May 01, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description Summary GE Vernova's Advanced Research business is the central innovation engine for GE's portfolio of energy businesses, which will be unified under one banner called GE Vernova. The research organization is made up of 250+ researchers representing virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline. Collectively, they are driving major research programs and initiatives to decarbonize power, accelerate renewables, and promote electrification and the creation of a 21st century grid fit to power a zero-carbon energy future. As a Lead Engineer of Electric Power Systems you will contribute to the development of advanced electrical power & energy systems and components used primarily in utility applications. You will engage with and support several GE businesses including GE Power and GE Renewable Energy. You will also be encouraged to explore new applications which are tied with other GE Industrial businesses or revolutionary ideas which have not found a home in a GE business yet. Job Description Roles and Responsibilities: The Electric Power Systems team performs advanced, leading-edge research in a variety of electric power system areas. We focus on technology that enables more reliable and efficient power generation, transmission & distribution. Our major customers include GE Power, GE Renewable Energy, US Dept. of Energy, and the US Dept. of Defense. Opportunities will exist to contribute to technology development in a wide-range of areas including the integration of renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar, WAMS, HVDC, distribution automation, power system protection, and microgrids. Many of these project collaborations are required within the internal organization by actively working on system related aspects with the electrical machines, power electronics, and electrical propulsion and energy storage teams. As a Lead Engineer of Electric Power Systems you will: Participate in the development of new technologies and capabilities for GE's power generation, transmission, distribution and end-user product offerings by analyzing system requirements and needs to be translated into existing and new products. Develop algorithms to aggregate distributed energy resources (DERs) to provide services to the grid in a microgrid or virtual power plant configuration. Develop techniques to efficiently assess the impact of DERs on the grid and develop mitigation strategies. Adapt modern distribution automation and management systems for operation with DERs. Develop electrical system requirements into projects related to power electronics, electrical machines, propulsion system, energy storage systems, etc. Join multi-disciplinary project teams and provide power system analysis expertise in areas such as real-time modeling, simulation, network modeling, system analysis, protection, transient stability analysis, grid codes, Smart Grid concepts, economic dispatch, HVDC/FACTS, etc. Perform analytical work to define, meet or exceed customer entitlements. Participate in the development and identification of technology, product and service opportunities. Effectively communicate results by preparing written reports and making presentations describing analyses performed, solutions developed, and value obtained.
Connect the organization to the latest technology developments and trends. Demonstrate awareness of competing and disruptive technologies. Contribute to proposals for GE businesses as well as government agencies. Required Qualifications: Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field with a minimum of 2 years of experience in electric power systems or related field or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field with a minimum of 6 years of experience in electric power systems or related field. Demonstrated power system engineering experience in at least two of the following: Power system impact of renewable energy systems Network modeling Protection and stability Transmission or distribution system planning and optimization Impact of novel and intelligent devices on power systems (e.g. HVDC, FACTS, storage, electric vehicles etc.) System integration of electric power Control and communication technologies
Due to the nature of the duties of this position, this role requires the individual to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship. Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY
Must be 18 years or older Desired Characteristics: Experience with microgrid control Experience with power elec