General Electric Senior Engineer - Customer Application Engineering in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Role Summary:

As a world-class team member, the Senior Engineer - Customer Application Engineering is responsible for coordinating all technical and costing aspects of Grid Solutions AC Substations (ACS) Projects proposals.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Senior Engineer - Customer Application Engineering, you will:

  • Lead the technical team to provide full "Engineer, Procure & Construct" estimates for conventional utility, industrial substations, and electrical Balance of Plant (eBOP) equipment for power generation facilities [proposals include technical specifications, quantifying design & installation work scope definition, cost allocation, estimation of engineering, installation and start-up based on customer specifications and/or industry standards (IEEE, NESC, ANSI, NEMA, etc), sourcing, and historical data]

  • Interpret drawings, specifications, and scope documents for thorough preparation of estimates

  • Perform material takeoffs from layouts, general arrangement, and one-line diagrams to prepare Bill of Quantities (BOQ) for all disciplines (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)

  • Perform basic studies necessary to verify proper specification and design of proposed solutions

  • Provide technical support to create subcontractors and power equipment bid packages

  • Augment the commercial team for customer presentations of technical capabilities and proposals

  • Champion programs that make the electrical engineering team more efficient and cost effective

  • Develop new engineering concepts and products based on feedback from market exposure

  • Work with, leading where appropriate, multi-functional engineering teams in the development of conceptual solutions, technical work scope & specifications for project applications

  • Support opportunity screening and orders closing strategy efforts

  • Ensure compliance to customer regional and country technical specifications for proposal work-scopes

  • Provide risk analysis support

  • Provide advice on in-territory costs

  • Work in close coordination with the ACS Project execution team

  • Maintain a high level of technical competency in current technologies, product offerings and their applications

  • Mentor other engineers


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

  • Minimum of 10 years of design and construction experience in substation, transmission or power generation projects for the power generation / distribution / transmission industry

  • Minimum of 1 year of technical proposal writing and proposal management experience


  • Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

PLEASE NOTE: If being hired to Canada location, you must have legal authorization to work in Canada and any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation: the drug screen requirement in the background check process is not required if the role is based in Canada.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from an accredited university or college

  • Experience with large and complex Project proposal development

  • Superior communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Construction, field testing and commissioning experience

  • Energetic with the ability to work in a team environment

  • Creative, able to lead a team and be accountable for team results in order to deliver a high-quality product on time and under budget

  • Professional Engineering registration (within the US)

  • Knowledge of and experience using Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and codes [i.e., National Electric Code (NEC) and NESC]

  • Knowledge of the American Association of Cost Engineer (AACE) principles

  • Experience in computer aided estimating programs (Success, Timberline, MC2, HardDollar, etc.)

  • Familiarity with and ability to apply RS Mean, Richardson, or other standard costing tools to support substation, transmission, and generation projects

  • Knowledge of HV / EHV substation physical / outdoor design and construction including foundation design and site preparation

  • Knowledge of synchronous motors, generators, and eBOP equipment

  • Knowledge of substation protection & control schemes, SCADA communication systems, factory and site testing, commissioning methods, and maintenance

  • Excellent personal computer skills, including software development, and familiarity with AutoCAD / Microstation

  • Experienced user of MS Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

About Us:

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Locations: Canada, United States; Illinois; Oakbrook Terrace, St. Louis, Montreal

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