oOEM Controls Engineer

Greenville, South Carolina
03 Oct 2016
02 Feb 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
As the oOEM (other Original Equipment Manufacturer) Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for design, development, and verification requirements & engineering for multiple oOEM Controls. You will provide technical guidance & engineering to the Sales & Commercial teams and to Customers regarding development, application, maintenance and upgrades on non-GE Controls.

Essential Responsibilities

As the oOEM Controls Engineer, will provide recommendations and solutions to support a variety of commercial opportunities including multi year service agreements, prepare and assist with technical proposals (including research, technical description, performance, and cost definition), support the development of new technology, and partner with the oOEM Engineering & Commercial teams to drive total plant solutions for customers.

As the oOEM Controls Engineer, you will:
  • Lead the conceptual design, cross-functional development, and delivery of various controls platforms and solutions
  • Partner with Customers and Commercial teams to develop business opportunities and customer proposals
  • Work with Customers and User Groups to determine what products, upgrades and services are available to meet customer's needs as well as long term performance and product requirements
  • Provide product support, including emergent support, engineering outage processes, and strategic reliability and quality improvements
  • Resolve in-depth, technical issues in non-GE controls technology for customers in an efficient and timely manner
  • Partner with GE Power Services and GE Power Digital in the areas of Monitoring & Diagnostics and Software & Analytics to support remote monitoring and analytics capabilities on non-GE equipment
  • Identify and manage product safety risks
  • Provide mentor-ship and knowledge sharing to the worldwide oOEM Engineering technical community specific to Controls
  • Review customer specifications and ensure offering satisfies requirements and identify exceptions and/or clarifications
  • Identify risk areas and address technical issues inherent with retrofitting non-GE control systems
  • Develop product cost understanding by working with cross functional teams to optimize oOEM offerings
  • Work with Product Line and Sales teams to define strategy for rapid quoting and risk management
  • Partner with design engineering teams, commercial teams, manufacturing, service shops, operations and suppliers to develop and implement technical solutions to meet customer needs and maximize equipment capability
  • Work with GE technologists across Engineering, Global Research, and Advanced Manufacturing to drive differentiating technologies into oOEM offerings that offer advantaged durability and performance and that command a price-premium in the Services marketplace
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations at customer meetings and conferences
  • Promote and contribute to business programs (cost reduction, continuous improvement, workouts, etc.)
  • Communicate fleet & product issues to leadership, engineering teams, commercial teams, and product line leaders
  • Implement initiatives to continuously improve the responsiveness of the section/organization to customer / business needs


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience, 3 of which with Controls

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
  • Strong knowledge of gas turbine controls with demonstrated technical credibility
  • Knowledge of and/or prior experience in Controls Engineering
  • Prior experience working directly with gas turbine customers
  • Experience defining technical programs and design & development of new products and upgrades
  • Strong leadership skills, capable of involving and influencing all levels of GE and customer organizations
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, coaching expertise and success working across internal business functions
  • Prior controls engineering experience
  • Self-starter with energy and positive attitude and legacy of delivering on commitments in a fast paced dynamics environment
  • Continuous improvement "mindset" with an ability to identify, influence, and implement better ways to do an activity or process
  • Strong technical aptitude, including a solid understanding engineering tools and systems
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to thrive in a highly matrixed team environment
  • Self-starter with initiative and interpersonal skills to direct projects and work, of cross- functional nature, with demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion
  • Ability to work well with teams and communicate requests and requirements clearly
  • Understands business objectives and drives specific tasks required to meet the objectives
  • Communicates the business vision effectively in an open and consistent manner
  • Displays good interpersonal skills - is accessible and approachable
  • Anticipates customer needs and ensures that 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

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