General Electric Electrical System Engineer – Installed Base in Pierre, South Dakota

Role Summary:

The Electrical Systems Engineer – Installed Base will be responsible for NPI support of the electrical systems for the 50,000 unit fleet of GE turbines, including 1x Non-ESS, 1x ESS and 2.0-2.3MW ratings. This includes converters, generators, transformers, control panels and low voltage power distribution cabinets.

Essential Responsibilities:

This role is not intended to provide support for all field issues, it will focus on field issues and customer requests requiring development of new technical solutions, including retrofit kits for quality problems, obsolescence issues, and recommendations for converter control modifications. In this role, you will work closely with the fleet support engineering teams, services NPI, drafting, sourcing, manufacturing and suppliers.

As the Electrical System Engineer – Installed Base, you will:

  • Develop build to print / build to spec design packages for upgrades and retrofits to electrical control and power distribution cabinets, including schematics, Bills of Material (BOM), wire routing, assembly drawings, cabinet sheet metal fabrication drawings and specifications of components

  • Support sourcing qualification of replacement components to substitute for obsolete parts, including writing a specification and execution of a test plan

  • Respond to customer questions and requests for support from field personnel

  • Translate wind turbine system requirements into hardware definition

  • Work with Services teams to issue fleet notifications, such at TILs and ETCs

  • Support customer and field service questions regarding arcflash analysis and PPE requirements

  • Work with New unit and Services product line teams to market and “product-ize” improvements to installed hardware and software


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

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Wind Turbine electrical systems and/or power generation electrical systems


  • Ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with regulatory standards, including North American standards (i.e., UL 508A, C22.2 no 14), European directives (i.e., Low Voltage Directive, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) with requirements for CE marking)

  • Experience with PLC’s, motor control circuitry, control networks, low voltage power distribution and breaker / fuse selection and coordination

  • Experience with 1 MW+ power converters / inverters

  • Experience working with wind turbine components

  • Experience with doubly fed induction generators

  • Experience programming PLC’s and/or other industrial controllers, including sequential function chart languages

  • Experience with design for six-sigma, design for reliability, design for manufacturability and/or design to cost

  • Experience / expertise designing mechanical enclosures, including welded or bolted cabinet assemblies

  • Experience with design tools (i.e., ePlan, Unigraphics / NX)

  • MarkVIe and ControlST experienc

  • Strong presentation and communication skills

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About Us:

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world's first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. Follow us at or on twitter @GErenewables.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . 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, South Carolina; Schenectady, Greenville

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