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Lead Controls Engineer

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General Electric Saratoga Springs , NY 12866

Posted 2 months ago

Lead Controls Engineer

  • GE Power

  • Experienced

  • Posted 10/10/2018 6:55:56 PM

  • 3181424

  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology

  • Business Segment: Power Grid Solutions

Location(s): United States; New York; Saratoga Springs

Role Summary:

As the Lead Controls Engineer will lead and execute the protection and control aspects of Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) projects. In this role, you will be responsible for the design, testing, start-up and commissioning of the protection and control aspects of fixed series capacitors (FSC), static VAR compensation (SVC) and synchronous condenser (SC) solutions within GE's FACTS portfolio.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Lead Controls Engineer, you will:

  • Lead & develop custom protection and control solutions, including specifications, layouts, schematics, logic diagrams, wiring, grounding, and other required custom control hardware, for custom FACTS solutions

  • Lead & compose protection and control equipment specifications, issue material purchase request forms, and evaluate vendor quotations for FACTS equipment including protection and control systems

  • Be the lead contact liaison for technical issues for the customer and project manager

Lead & execute the development and execution of start-up, testing and commissioning plans

  • Coordinate with sourcing and project team members on technical matters to meet project specifications, cost control and schedule objectives

Interface with internal and external team members such as principal engineers, control engineers, civil engineers, electrical designers, project managers, engineering leaders and support organizations

  • Lead & develop the controls scope for proposals, including writing and/or reviewing technical specifications, estimating design man-hours and materials, supporting sourcing for vendor quotations, directing designers and draftsmen on drawing requirements, and the development of clarifications and exceptions as well as technical responses

  • Develop and execute cost reduction programs that vary in scope and may include low cost vendor selection, design improvements, process improvements, automation, and new product introduction

Lead & perform the performance of RCA's (root cause analysis) and execution corrective actions

Support project quality procedures and initiatives including aspects of ISO9001

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 3 year of related engineering experience (OR Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 2 years of related engineering experience)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in automation controller programming, to include PLCs, MkVIe, digital relays, and embedded real-time controllers such as MATLAB & RTDS

  • Experience in microprocessor control hardware, firmware, architecture

  • Knowledge of and experience using IEEE, IEC, ANSI, NEC, and NESC standards and codes, and ability to engineer design packages when no clear customer specification is provided

  • Experience in installation, field-testing and commissioning of HV equipment, including required safe work habits

  • Demonstrated electrical and mechanical troubleshooting capability

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Demonstrated creativity and ability to lead a team and be accountable for team results in order to deliver a high quality product on time and under budget

  • Ability to develop and implement standards and structured programs

  • Excellent personal computer skills, including proficiency with Excel and Word, AutoCAD, and Microstation

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% as required, which may include remote locations and international travel, and be willing to comply with all relevant company travel and tax policies

To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE businesses, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

About Us:

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. 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.

Locations: United States; New York; Saratoga Springs

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


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