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General Electric Senior Power Systems and Protection Engineer in Markham, Ontario

Job Description Summary

Reporting directly to the Grid Modernization Center of Excellence (COE) Global Director, the Senior Power Systems and Protection Engineer is a key member of the Grid Modernization Engineering and Consulting Services and Advanced Automation Application (AAA) team. This position is responsible for advanced engineering and consulting services and solutions across transmission and distribution focused on protection, renewable integration, system studies and modeling.

This role will support delivering our GridNode solutions and Engineering and Consulting Services being engaged on application support, solution development, engineering execution, testing, and on-site activities if needed to drive Grid Automations solutions and services worldwide.

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

Why we come to work:

At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge -and we’re always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the green energy transition.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Be accountable for the Grid Modernization advanced Engineering and Consulting Services as well as support pre-sales activities, tendering, and operations needs from all GA regions. Grid Modernization Engineering and Consulting services include Wide Area Protection Schemes, Remedial Action Schemes, High-Speed Falling Conductor Protection, Transient and Dynamic studies, RTDS Modeling, as well as partnering with customers on designing, developing, and validating new solutions for their system.

  • Responsible for the execution of Engineering and Consulting Services Projects inside the Grid Modernization CoE. This includes schedule, customer communication, scope of work, budget, and quality.

  • Responsible for leading the development of a project technical scope of work and engineering effort estimations

  • Ability to partner with customers to develop new and innovative solutions

  • Lead customer and regional engagements to define customer requirements and develop innovative solutions

  • Mentor and train team members to expand the expertise of the CoE and regional teams

  • Execute engineering studies and analysis across the transmission, distribution, and industrial segments.

  • Design and testing of customized P&C solutions (both in house and at customer installations) to meet user specifications & requirements

  • Lead the development and design of advanced protection solutions

  • Develop test setups, test plans, and test case (including wiring diagrams and configurations of relays and controllers)

  • Perform in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) including Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) tests using real-time digital simulators

  • Prepare test reports, project reports, and project deliverables

  • Analyze and troubleshoot field cases involving GE or third-party relays

  • Lead the preparation of technical papers to be presented at conferences and other venues.

  • Participate in business development activities to grow services, including writing and presenting technical papers, delivering customer presentations,

    • May require travel up to 10 - 30% of the time depending on projects

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Power Systems Engineering with very good understanding of power system applications and analysis.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in power systems and engineering studies

Desired Characteristics:

  • Willingness and ability to work across time zones to support global customers if required

  • Knowledge of power systems phenomena in transmission & distribution systems

  • Knowledge of power system protection relays, automation, control and communication protocols.

  • Ethical and professional business manner in interaction with team members and customers.

  • Customer focused; open to accept new challenges and share ideas

  • Technical skills to execute projects and write SOW proposals.

  • Experienced in study software and power system tools such as Mathcad, MATLAB, PSSE, Power Factory, ASPEN, CAPE for automating the power system study process.

  • Understand of communication system protocols and architectures in electric power industry (DNP3, MODBUS, IEC61850, OpenFMB, etc.).

  • Experience with Opal-RT and/or RTDS Modeling

  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter and dedicated team player with a sense of urgency and an ability to work to tight deadlines

  • Experience with transmission, distribution, and smart grid standards;

  • Effective communication skills including technical writing and presentations

  • Familiarity with IEC 61131-3 PLC Programming Languages.

  • Project Management experience​

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