Engineering Project Leader
GE Transportation - Lawrence Park, PA

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The Engineering Project Leader (EPL) will be responsible for leading the overall execution of projects within the Cab Electronics Engineering organization of GE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). In this role you will work closely with program managers and engineering teams to execute projects and new product development programs, which supply automation and control products and systems for railway customers around the globe.

Essential Responsibilities
The Engineering Project Leader will define project requirements, contract deliverables, project plans and schedule, and will direct the efforts of an engineering team to execute the project. In this role you will also be responsible for coordinating system engineering, development, test and validation activities, and may need to interface directly with customers. The Engineering Project Leader will be accountable for planning, analysis and reporting of Engineering programs to management.

In addition, you will:
  • Work closely with Program Managers, System Engineers, HW & SW Engineers, and cross-functional teams to plan and drive the execution of engineering activities
  • Develop, communicate, and maintain a detailed project plan, work breakdown structure (WBS) and schedule
  • Develop project activity list and identify resource requirements
  • Have overall responsibility for ensuring that engineering development efforts are completed per cost and schedule, and meet the defined requirements and commitments
  • Develop and monitor project execution costs and report out on the financial status of the execution
  • Define and manage mitigation strategies for technical issues and risks
  • Maintain, communicate and update the status of action items for a given development effort, and ensure that action items are closed out appropriately
  • Prepare status reports and report project status to stake holders and upper management as necessary
  • Work with the program manager and engineering teams to ensure adherence to the tollgate process
  • Provide ongoing guidance to engineering project teams to assure proper application and compliance of project management tools and processes
  • Prepare schedule and budget estimations and technical proposals for new project bids

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the computer or electronics industry
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in project management (Including; planning, analysis and cost control) ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally and domestically at least 25% of the time

    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
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills (ability to guide and influence others)
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Must be familiar with electronics / software development lifecycles and processes
  • Must be able to plan and schedule projects (multiple, simultaneous, and varying complexity) to build, deploy and test control systems for locomotive and railway automation applications
  • Ability to prioritize and respond dynamically to a changing environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required
  • Demonstrated process orientation in approach to work
  • Railroad industry experience
  • Proficient in Primavera P6 planning software
  • Strong understanding of project accounting and finance
  • Understanding of estimation and budgeting processes
  • Experience with locomotive systems and interfaces desirable
  • Experience in managing integration projects with sub-contractors
  • Experience working with and managing international teams
  • Experience with the design, operation and evaluation of control and/or communication systems
  • Experience in system engineering, specification generation and manufacturing documentation
  • Experience working with schedules within an Earned Value System (Integrated Cost and Schedule) Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century. GE Transportation, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems for mining trucks, and value-added services help customers grow. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. Learn more about GE Transportation today! PLEASE NOTE: Lawrence Park, PA is the preferred location, however Melbourne, FL will be considered. To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE AMSTC, Aviation, Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water and Transportation, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

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