Lead Controls Engineer
Posted 10/10/2018 6:55:56 PM
Job Function: Engineering/Technology
Business Segment: Power Grid Solutions
Location(s): United States; New York; Saratoga Springs
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.
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
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
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)
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
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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.