Lead Modeling Engineer

Greenville, South Carolina
05 Nov 2016
17 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As the Lead Modeling Engineer, you will focus on the further development and improvement of component and sub - system models, and their application in the development of system models for new unit, aftermarket and services applications. As the Lead Modeling Engineer, you will partner with engineers in systems, controls, operability, accessories, and component design teams, to understand modeling requirements of systems and execute on the development of those models.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Lead Modeling Engineer, you will:
- Design and develop new power systems models to meet documented requirements for Simple Cycle & Combined Cycle Power Plant Components product line
- Collect and document modeling requirements for system models supporting controls, operability, and asset designs
- Develop electrical system models, their application in operability studies, and the interpretation of results
- Develop and execute sub - system and system validation test plans
- Perform dynamic simulations and transient operability simulation studies
- Leverage field test data to validate and tune models of the assets
- Be responsible for document designs and procedures used in development and validation processes
- Participate in FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), risk assessment, and RCA (Root Cause Analysis) activities
- Support new factory equipment tests and field validation for first article models
- Act as a mentor for less experienced team members
- Act as a lead or focal for major initiatives / project within the team


- Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering from an accredited
- Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience
- Ability and willingness to travel as business requires

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

- Minimum of 5 years of post - bachelors engineering experience
- Minimum of 2 years of simulation and modeling experience
- Minimum of 2 years of plant operability and performance experience
- Masters or Doctorate of Engineering from an accredited college or university
- Educational background in control theory, thermodynamics, heat & mass transfer, turbine
performance, electrical machines, and power system stability analysis
- Working understanding of GE Power tools used for complete control system simulation
including Mark VI/VIe controls, virtual control technology, Matlab / Simulink, Easy5, Dynsim,
Cimplicity, Artemis, Gatecycle and Ebsilon (GE Employees Only)
- Experience with software applications, software design, and software structuring
- Knowledge of design and operation of power plant systems and chemical processes
- Working knowledge of control theory and practical applications
- Experience modeling complex systems for real - time simulation
- Demonstrated ability to be effective in a customer service / ready to serve role
- Highly - motivated, energetic, confident, self-starting personal characteristics
- Able to accomplish tasks without supervision, communicate effectively and take ownership of
assigned projects
- Strong analytical approach to problem solving
- Ability to lead in a matrix organization
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
- Ability to succeed in a global team environment
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