General Electric Staff Engineer - Controls Engineering in West Chester, Ohio

Role Summary:

The Staff Controls Engineer role is a high impact, high autonomy role, with candidates demonstrating experience and expertise in solving complex problems. In the Staff Controls Engineer role, you will design control system software and hardware architectures to control aero-derivative gas turbines in a broad field of marine and industrial applications.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Staff Controls Engineer communicates business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. You will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and long-term business goals. You will operate in a multidisciplinary team environment and lead the design activities from concept to production under minimum supervision, work with other engineers to develop solutions to meet requirements, and act as a technical lead supporting the product line leaders.

In this role, the Staff Controls Engineer will be a focal point for selected technologies and will assist with program planning and reporting. The Staff Controls Engineer will interact with other business groups, third parties, and customers on technology and project development and mentor less experienced personnel. The Staff Controls Engineer will provide direction and assistance to the team in order to meet assigned objectives, participate in the creation and maintenance of the GE technology roadmaps and coordinate efforts with related programs to assure consistency with the road-map.

Additionally, as a Staff Controls Engineer, Key responsibilities will include:

  • Define, design, and implement control system software for aero-derivative gas turbines

  • Define and analyze fuel flow regulation and current control loops

  • Define hardware and software platform requirements for the implementation of the control system

  • Model and simulate aero-derivative gas turbines for testing and verification of the control system design using MATLAB Simulink and other industry tools

  • Implement and deploy control system software to Mark VIe controllers using the ControlST suite of development software

  • Investigate field events in an efficient and time-sensitive manner, supporting each customer as needed in a team environment

  • Participate and present in technical and program reviews

  • Ensure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects consistent with engineering policies and procedures


  • Masters degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college with 7 years of experience in a gas turbine control systems role

  • OR

  • Bachelor degree in engineering from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 10 years of experience in a gas turbine control systems role

Desired Characteristics:

  • In-depth knowledge of MATLAB Simulink, ControlST / ToolboxST

  • Experience with IBM Rational Synergy

  • Experience with source control processes using Git / GitHub

  • Proficiency with Proficy Cimplicity HMI development software

  • Experience with aero-derivative controls methodologies and software

  • Knowledge of gas turbine auxiliary control, packaging, and sequencing logic

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to guide / mentor and influence others

  • Experience with requirements documentation, analysis, and management

  • Exposure to fuel and electrical components, sensors, and hardwareAt GE Aviation at , we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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Locations: United States; Ohio; West Chester

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