Lead Controls Engineer

Greenville, South Carolina
06 Oct 2016
15 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Control Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for creating control software and hardware systems as part of the overall electro-mechanical design of the Heavy Duty Gas Turbine package. This role creates the fundamental software and systems that run modern power plants reliably and efficiently.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Gather and document requirements for new or modified control system functionality
  • Work with partner engineering teams to determine and create the requirements when unclear.
  • Engineer system or software design to achieve requirements while considering cost, schedule and international standards compliance
  • Collaborate with multiple engineering teams to ensure integrated electro-mechanical design and proper functionality
  • Test and validate the functionality via virtual simulation environment, bench testing or full power plant testing.
  • Document work package and ensure proper handoffs to receiving engineering organizations
  • Work to continuously improve internal tools and process
  • Own and manage multiple projects at once
  • Assist in troubleshooting and RCA activities related to customer issues


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial controls experience
  • Ability and willingness to travel 15% to support controls verification
  • 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

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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 background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • 5 - 10 years experience in Power Generation Industry, Gas Turbine a plus
  • Demonstrated PLC logic creation with serial production mindset (not one-off)
  • Ability to conceptualize control solutions in a Matlab / Simulink environment
  • Ability to lead and influence multi- disciplinary engineering teams
  • Master's Degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Self - starter with positive attitude, ability to work individually and in teams
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and objectives
  • Working knowledge and experience with GE control system software, including Control System Toolbox and Cimplicity HMI
  • Comfortable working in a global environment
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to be challenged and learn new technologies and skills
  • Ability and willingness to multi-task efficiently and meet milestones
  • Passion for continuous learning and applying best practices to achieve practical solutions
  • Lead by example, set stretch goals and is committed to team building
  • Leadership experience and/or managing multiple projects simultaneously
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