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Senior Engineer - Grid Integration and Stability - Renewable Energy

GE Boston, Massachusetts
senior engineer grid integration renewable energy energy ge tools analysis simulation engineering emtp power systems
May 20, 2024
Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Consulting Services, a part of GE Vernova, has offices in multiple countries and offers our global clients (external & internal GE) a wide range of solutions across the entire spectrum of power generation, delivery, and utilization. Consulting Services at GE Vernova is a team that has comprehensive, global experience in power system studies and in-depth experience analyzing shunt and series compensation, SVCs, FACTS, HVDC, synchronous condensers, and power plant and transmission system dynamic controls. Our global team has more than 500 person-years of professional experience with leading power system analysis software tools like Positive Sequence Load Flow (PSLF*) software and Multi-Area Production Simulation (MAPS*) software, as well as Siemens PSS**/E, DigSILENT PowerFactory, Aspen, ETAP**, PSCAD, EMTP, other commercial applications, and many specialized in-house tools. Our team also has deep experience with voltage control and reactive planning issues as well as the tools and procedures that are most effective in studying them. We perform detailed steady state, voltage and transient stability studies of regional transmission systems, generation interconnections, and renewable generation impacts, as well as specialized studies of sub-synchronous resonance and torsional interaction.

Role Summary/Purpose

As a member of the Consulting Services Grid Integration and Stability – Renewable Energy team, the successful candidate will be an active contributor to the GE Vernova business initiatives related to power systems and power electronics equipment and services.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Perform technical analysis related to power electronic and power systems control of renewable generation, battery energy storage systems, large industrial drives and FACTS.

  • Support customers with power systems engineering expertise; including modeling, analysis, equipment design and specification, and failure mode analysis

  • Create, modify and parametrize simulation models representing GE products like wind turbines, solar inverters, battery storage

  • Evaluate grid code compliance and impact of renewable projects in bulk power systems

  • Support continuous development of transmission and distribution products associated to inverter- based resources (Wind, solar and storage) for evolving codes and standards through participation in industry standards groups and leading innovative approaches to power system analysis

  • Perform power system transient studies, and detailed equipment modeling using appropriate software tools

  • Effectively communicate results to both internal and external customers by preparing detailed written reports or presentations describing analyses performed, solutions developed, and customer value propositions

  • Enhance industry knowledge and present technical content in regional forums and conferences; serve as a thought leader in industry activities

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


  • Master’s Degree in electrical engineering or electric power engineering

  • Minimum 2 years of Industry experience performing transient analysis using simulation tools like ATP/EMTP, PSCAD/EMTDC and EMTP-RV and/Or steady state and dynamic analysis using large data base simulation tools like PSS/E, PowerFactory, PSLF

  • Minimum 1 year of Experience with the use and application of common programming languages (e.g. Python, FORTRAN, C, C++ MATLAB)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Willingness to travel to support project work (up to 10%)

Desired Characteristics

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

  • Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, electric power engineering, or related field of study

  • Industry reputation, prior IEEE/CIGRE published articles related to practical power systems engineering topics, participation in industry standards working groups

  • Experience creating and modifying dynamic user models in simulation tools like PSS/E, PowerFactory and PSLF

  • Advanced experience in electromagnetic transient simulation tools like ATP/EMTP, PSCAD/EMTDC and EMTP-RV

  • Advanced experience with dynamic and time-domain simulation tools (e.g. FORTRAN programming of user-written “black box” models in PSCAD, use of MATLAB or Python scripting to automate execution and analysis of multiple simulations)

  • Demonstrated application of complex mathematics and engineering to real-world electric power system problems

If contracted in the U.S:

The salary range for this position is 98,400- 131,20.00 - 164,000.00 USD annually. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for 10% variable incentive compensation. Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, short-term disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition refund program, use of CariLoop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunities 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.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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