Lead Electrical Engineer-Drilling Systems
GE Energy Management - Texas

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Lead Electrical Engineer – Drilling Systems will provide technical expertise and engineering to support the Power Conversion Services business. Service Engineering provides design engineering capability to support the commercial and field engineering teams on drilling and offshore systems. In addition to supporting the field teams, the candidate must work with the broader Power Conversion Global Technology and Engineering (GTE) team to upgrade customers to the latest technology.

Essential Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be located in North American and be part of the GTE Services Engineering organization in Power Conversion and will ensure that engineering and technical support is provided with accuracy, quality, and timeliness in order to meet customer needs and business goals. In this role, you will:
  • Support field service staff remotely on GE Power Conversion drilling system problems
  • Support customers remotely regarding drilling system problems
  • Retain links with the engineering teams working on current and future drilling systems
  • Provide support to engineering teams working on drilling system upgrade projects
  • Support the bidding process for drilling system upgrade prospects
  • Support execution of modification and upgrade engineering of drilling and offshore systems
  • Develop structured system upgrade packages to maximize engineering re-use
  • Identify new opportunities & drive development of effective offerings to improve in-service equipment reliability / availability
  • Technical support for new unit installation / startup and other outage work scopes

  • Bachelor’s or Masters of Science in Engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience within an engineering environment, including at least 2 years experience with offshore drilling systems Eligibility Requirements:
  • Ability and willingness to travel to customer locations and vessels to support field service staff if the problem requires expert level investigation, as required (limited travel)

    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
  • Candidate will have practicable working knowledge of the current GE Energy Power Conversion systems including MV3000, GE Fanuc PLC hardware, and drilling application software
  • Effective team building and problem solving abilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers
  • Familiarity with a variety of engineering areas
  • Understands business objectives and drives specific tasks required to meet the objectives
  • Understands GE’s products, capabilities and limitations in sufficient detail to be able to develop offerings that meet customer needs
  • Displays good interpersonal skills – is accessible and approachable
  • Anticipates customer needs and ensures they are met
  • Measures processes and performance through the customer’s eyes
  • Communicates messages clearly and concisely
  • Can energize teams through inclusiveness and connection with people
  • Builds loyalty and commitment Why join one great company when you can join many? At GE, we’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 100 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. In the energy industry, we are one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy as well as with renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and alternative fuels. Learn more about our Business Today! GE is helping to solve the world's toughest energy challenges through the design of leading technology solutions for the delivery, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. We offer the insight and experience that will help our customers build a brighter energy future for us all – GE works. GE's Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of power conversion to help drive the electric transformation of the world’s energy infrastructure. Designing and delivering advanced motor, drive and control technologies that evolve today’s industrial processes for a cleaner, more productive future. It serves specialized sectors such as energy, marine, industry and all related services. PLEASE NOTE: Houston, TX is the preferred location, however other U.S. locations may be considered. PLEASE NOTE: Strong candidate identified; qualified candidates are encouraged to post. To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE AMSTC, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Power & Water and Transportation, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

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