Senior Engineer, Wind Advanced Technologies
Greenville , South Carolina
December 20, 2016
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GE Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy OnShore Wind

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GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world's first digital industrial company. We take the earth's most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.

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Senior Engineer, Wind Advanced Technologies

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Disciplinary Engineering and Science

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South Carolina



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Role Summary/Purpose

The Wind Advanced Technologies (WAT) team is responsible for leading New Technology Introduction (NTI) programs focused on reducing the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) for wind power as well as the technical competitive intelligence for the business.

Essential Responsibilities

The Senior Engineer, Wind Advanced Technologies will be part of the technical competitive assessment team focused on discovering and delivering high value technical competitive intelligence across the organization to support the business' product and technology planning processes.

As the Senior Engineer, Wind Advanced Technologies, you will:

• Stay up to date on industry trends including: order / product announcements and competitive positions, technology developments, and patent landscapes

• Attend important conferences in the region and potentially globally

• Interface with all areas of the business (Engineering, Product Line, Marketing, Commercial teams and Sales)

• Develop and grow relationships with external parties such as suppliers, government research groups, and universities

• Support and grow a competitive intelligence database

• Integrate intelligence with other teams' processes to enable simpler, faster and more robust execution

• Get heavily involved with the Systems team, delivering intelligence on both component design direction and new product conceptual design

• Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data


• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science from an accredited college or university

• Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience

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

• Master's Degree in Engineering or Master of Business Administration from an accredited college or university

• Minimum of 10 years of experience in Engineering

• Minimum of 3 years of experience in the Wind industry

• Understanding of wind product positioning

• Strong outspoken voice

• Strong understanding of system and component design

• Ability to summarize and communicate complex technical information

• Ability to theorize potential competition and industry moves

• Ability to deal with uncertainty

• Ability to work and influence stakeholders at all levels across the organization

• Strong problem analysis and resolution skills

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