Power System Protection and Control Engineer

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This position will be responsible for executing Protection and Control Engineering and Consulting services in Transmission, Distribution and Industrial markets in the US and Canada. Reporting through the Grid Automation North America Operations Director, the Power System Protection and Control Engineer will be part of the regional Projects and Services execution team. Activities will include designing, programming, testing and commissioning protection and control related applications for power system design and substation automation projects.

Job Description

About us:

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 12,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems, and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. We are focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. For more about GE’s Grid Solutions, visit https://www.gegridsolutions.com.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design and delivery of complex protection solutions for generation, transmission, distribution systems for electrical utilities and industrial clients.
  • Participate in the design and development of microgrid solutions including power flow optimization and dispatching algorithms.
  • Perform engineering studies and analyses such as: short circuit, load flow, ground grid design, Lightening protection studies, Insulation coordination, arc-flash studies, protective device coordination, etc.
  • Create relay setting files to include programming of Protection and Control Elements, Control Logic and Communications settings for GE and third-party protective relays.
  • Test customized Protection and Control solutions both in house and at customer installations
  • Ability to model and conduct power system simulations using RTDS simulator or equivalent
  • Provide factory acceptance test plans and testing services to validate protection designs for customer witnessing
  • Site acceptance test planning and field support up to and including commissioning of new applications
  • Assist software tool development to automate the engineering process internally and externally with key utility partners
  • Participate in project meetings with project managers and customers on technical discussion '

Qualifications and Skills Requirements:

  • B.S or higher degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering specialized in power system.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in design, study, and analysis of electric power systems.
  • Knowledge of power system steady and transient analysis, fault study and protection theory. Familiar with symmetrical components.
  • Working experience with study software and power system tools such as Mathcad, MATLAB, ASPEN, CAPE, SKM, CDEGS, WinIGS, or Etap
  • Working knowledge on substation communication protocols such as IEC 61850, DNP, Modbus
  • Knowledge or field experience with system commissioning and testing including Doble / Omicron test equipment or similar

Desired Skills:

  • Ethical and professional business manner in interaction with team members and customers.
  • Technical skills to execute projects, identify opportunities, and write SOW proposals.
  • Estimate engineering efforts for customer proposals and projects.
  • Proficient in technical report writing, MS Word and Excel
  • Strong communication skills including technical writing and presentations.
  • Strong learning skills, demonstrated team player and Customer focused
  • Professional engineering accreditation is not essential but definitely would be an asset.

Additional Information

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: No

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