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Senior Engineer/Consultant, Power System Strategy (Distributed Energy focus)

Company: General Electric Company
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Summary
Job Description
Senior Engineer/Consultant, Power System Strategy (Distributed Energy focus)
GE Energy Consulting offers global clients a wide range of solutions across a spectrum of power generation, delivery and utilization. Our Power Systems Strategy team offers detailed engineering and economic analyses focused on the financial and physical operation of electric power systems. This includes generation and grid planning, system optimization, asset valuation, and energy policy implications.
The "Senior Consultant, Distributed Energy" role will work alongside GE Energy Consulting leadership and other business unit leadership to craft GE Energy Consulting's strategy as it relates to distributed energy consulting. A successful person in this role will also work to develop new projects in the space and lead/contribute to consulting engagements in the space.
Note: Remote Applications will be considered.
Essential Functions (Responsibilities):
As a member of the GE Energy Consulting - Power Systems Strategy team, a successful candidate will lead and contribute to consulting and advisory services across the electric power industry and support other GE business initiatives related to power systems equipment and services. Some qualities of a successful candidate for this role include:
Specific to DER/Microgrid Role

  • Ability to understand the grid segment, related energy industry, and competitive landscape

  • Established knowledge of the power sector and the relevant current affairs, and where microgrid/DER solutions fit within that context

  • Ability to demonstrate thought leadership to better position, drive and inspire strategy and perspective within GE Energy Consulting and related GE businesses

  • Ability to take responsibility for the developing new work in the space

  • Experience leading consulting engagements generally, preferably focused on DER/microgrid space

  • Experience with microgrid/DER modeling software such as Homer Energy software suite, Xendee, DER-CAM, or comparable a plus

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively with GE Energy Consulting's commercial and communication teams, software and modeling teams, and other internal GE businesses

    Other General Desired Qualities

    • Ability to develop, maintain, and apply detailed power system simulation models (power flow models, capacity expansion models, and/or production cost models) for the energy industry for customer planning and investment objectives, evaluating impacts of structural changes in electricity markets, and identifying growth opportunities for GE

    • Ability to effectively communicate study results to both internal and external customers via written detailed and summary reports and presentations describing analyses performed, solutions developed, and customer value propositions

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


      • Unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

      • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, or Computer Science

      • Minimum 3 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: Energy market design and operations, Generation/transmission planning or operations, Wholesale power trading, Energy consulting, or other similar relevant experience

        Eligibility Requirements:

        • Willingness to travel as needed


          • Proficient with Microsoft Office software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint

          • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to present findings of analytical studies to a wide range of industry stakeholders

          • Strong technical writing skills

          • MBA or Master's/PhD degree in engineering, economics or computer science

          • Experience with power system reliability models (GE MARS or equivalent Monte-Carlo simulation tool), and/or production cost models (MAPS, PLEXOS, GridView, PROMOD) a plus

          • Programming experience (Python, MATLAB, etc.) a plus

            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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