Lead Engineer Product Safety

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GE Renewable Energy

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Barcelona, Spain

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24 days ago

Job Description Summary

The role of Lead Engineer - Product Safety (in short: Product Safety Engineer) is part of the Regulatory Compliance (RC team) within the Offshore Wind Engineering organization. The Product Safety Engineer ensures that all assigned Product Safety activities within Offshore Wind Engineering are performed on-time and within required quality. The product Safety Engineer contributes to the Product Safety metrics.
The Product Safety Engineer is also responsible for continuous improvement of internal processes related to product Safety and may make contributions to development of (international) EHS / Safety standards for Offshore Wind Turbines.
The Product Safety Engineer will be partnering with customers and the overall Offshore EHS leader in conjunction with other members of the Product Safety Engineering team. The Product Safety Engineer also maintains connections with other function´s EHS leads to ensure GE provides state of the art design solutions to meet or exceed the required EHS standards.

Job Description

About us

GE Renewable Energy is one of the world's leading offshore wind energy companies, with a portfolio of offshore wind turbines ranging from 6 MW to 14 MW that offer increased value to customers with proven performance, reliability, efficiency and availability.

We have invested more than $400 million to develop the Haliade-X, an investment that will also drive down offshore wind farms’ levelized cost of energy, helping make offshore wind energy more competitive for our customers. The Haliade-X was the industry’s first 14MW offshore wind turbine to operate, and is the only 12+MW offshore wind turbine platform that has been operating for over two years, specifically at its Rotterdam prototype site.

Roles and Responsibilities

In the role of Product Safety Engineer, you will:

  • Coordinate Design Risk Assessments of Offshore Products with the support of Engineering, for both new products and installed base in the field
  • Quantify risk: Perform quantitative risk modeling on complex systems to assess design safety risk. Lead the design team to identify and assess risk mitigation measures that assure a tolerable risk level is achieved.
  • Identify hazard mitigation of new/existing designs: Lead proactive product safety reviews in support of both new product introduction designs and existing product fulfillment activities. Perform risk assessments of safety critical systems and components. Ensure all aspects of product safety are addressed within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time and cost throughout the product life cycle.
  • Drive resolution of field issues: Lead investigation of field safety incidents; assist root cause analysis by working with cross-functional teams representing Product Service, Design Engineering, EHS, Legal, and Chief Engineer’s Office.
  • Partner with Offshore EHS leader in conjunction with other Product Safety Engineering team members and provide regular Product Safety / EHS design updates and ensure strategic improvements get defined and implemented in Engineering.
  • Develop EHS and Product Safety process training for the Engineering community and ensure regular training rhythm.
  • Interface with Sales Team to support Customer EHS / Design reviews, and partner with customer Engineering / EHS representatives to ensure GE can meet or exceed customers “design for EHS” expectations.
  • Interface with international teams of engineers from all Wind departments across multiple disciplines, in particular act as mentor to Offshore Wind engineers to ensure designs are meeting or exceeding the OHS design guide requirements.
  • Interface with other functions´ EHS leads in projects, services, supply chain to ensure all pro-active and reactive design feedback feeds back into lessons learned for design integration.
  • Coordinate internal and 3rd party EHS design compliance verifications
  • Maintain pro-active product safety OTD and -backlog metrics; ensure daily management data related to product safety activities is visible at resource manager level.
  • Propose, support and lead product safety related process improvements.
  • You may participate in international EHS Offshore Wind Industry working groups and represents GE´s position / direction in definition / revision of EHS standards, in case you bring this expertise.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Safety, Environmental, or Industrial Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in EHS (performing engineering hazard / risk analysis, system design engineering, or operating and servicing power generation equipment).
  • Proven influencing skills
  • Knowledge of Design safety legislation and implementation
  • Advanced level of Technical-Business English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Good communication, interpersonal, leadership and presentation skills, including ability to work across cultural boundaries in a global team
  • Knowledge of GE Renewables organization and equipment designs
  • Working knowledge of Wind Turbine Mechanical and Electrical Systems; experience in a similar role in the Wind Industry
  • Strong technical aptitude, including project management and applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Team player and ability to self-direct
  • Diligent record keeping, acute attention to detail
  • Experience with development and delivery of training material
  • Demonstrated design creativity and problem-solving capabilities
  • Comfortable working in a matrix structure having hierarchical & functional manager
  • PC proficiency (Microsoft Office)

Desired Characteristics

  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Safety, Environmental, or Industrial Engineering
  • Expert knowledge of EHS regulations relevant to GE Offshore wind target market countries
  • Expert knowledge of quantitative design risk assessment methodologies and drive for validation and data-driven substantiation of applied risk probabilities.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes