GE Vernova Advanced Research – 2024 Edison Rotational Program

Job Description

GE Vernova’s Advanced Research business is the central innovation engine for GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, which will be unified under one banner called GE Vernova. The research organization is made up of 250+ researchers representing virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline. Collectively, they are driving major research programs and initiatives to decarbonize power, accelerate renewables, and promote electrification and the creation of a 21st century grid fit to power a zero-carbon energy future.

Unlock your technology passion and kick start your career in the Energy Industry Research Edison Program. This early career rotational program is designed to grow your technical & leadership skills through challenging R&D assignments, formal training & education, and professional coaching & mentorship. In the Energy Industry Research Edison Program, you will collaborate with world-class researchers toward achieving our mission: to see, move, and create the future of the energy transition.

Building on over 130 years of experience, we are leading a new era of energy – electrifying the world while simultaneously working to decarbonize it.  GE is accelerating the path to more reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy, while helping our customers power economies and deliver the electricity that is vital to health, safety, security, and improved quality of life.  Our Portfolio of GE energy businesses—including Renewables, Power, Digital, and Energy Financial Services — are answering the call with renewed purpose and vigor as we make plans to come together under one banner to deliver a united, focused, one-of-a-kind force: GE Vernova.

The Energy Industry Research Edison Program will prepare you for an exciting career in technical research that will have real impact on the GE Vernova business and customers around the world.

As a program member, you will:

• Work on 3 technical assignments over 2-3 years in a variety of R&D disciplines.

• Grow your technical expertise in your chosen field and expand your skills in new areas.

• Collaborate with diverse teams to develop innovative technologies for the energy industry

• Receive technical training, mentorship, and coaching from world-class technologists and experienced technical managers.

• Participate in leadership development training that enhances professional and entrepreneurial skills.

• Share technical accomplishments internally and externally through presentations, written reports, and IP disclosures.

Our GE Vernova Advanced Research Organization is comprised of three (3) critical Missions and key technical capabilities:

  • Decarbonization .. Carbon Capture, Hydrogen, Future Fuels, & Advanced Nuclear
  • Renewables .. Next Gen Wind Technologies, Breakthrough Offshore Wind, Advanced Wind Modeling & Design, and Turbine Performance & Load Optimization
  • Electrification .. Grid Digitization & Modernization, Advanced Distribution Networks, Hybrid/Energy Storage, and Energy Security

Our global technical capability areas include … Embedded Computing, Advanced Controls & Sensing, Electric Machines, Power Electronics & Systems, AI & Advanced Analytics, Computer Vision, Software & Robotics, Aero-thermal systems & modeling, Mechanical Design & Analysis, Advanced Manufacturing, Ceramics & Metallurgy, Coatings & Materials Modeling, Chemistry, Process & Characterization, and Ecosystems.


  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, or related STEM discipline.
  • Relocation to Niskayuna, NY; this position is based in the GE Research office in Niskayuna, NY.
  • Permanent 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.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Rotations in the Edison Program may require an individual to obtain active US Government Secret Clearance with ability to attain a Top-Secret Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics:
• Prior intern, co-op, or research experience.

• Passion for technology and engineering research and commitment to technical excellence.

• Analytical and creative approach to problem solving.

• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to community involvement.

• Ability to work effectively with diverse teams.

• High level of adaptability and passion for learning.

At GE Vernova Research, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your experiences don’t align perfectly with every desired qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway.  You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Learn more about our team, mission, and jobs – visit us on LinkedIn or stop by our booth at NSBE, SHPE, or SWE conference.
The pay range for this position is $80,000-$100,000 USD annually.  The specific annual rate offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.

GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.

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