Senior Fleet Reliability Engineer (Steam turbine, Generator, BOP)

Job Description Summary

The Senior Engineer, Life Cycle Reliability Engineering - Power Plant Reliability will participate in Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability assessments for new and existing power plants. Focus will be on power plants systems including but not limited to Generator, Steam Turbine, HRSG/Boiler, Accessories, BOP, Electrical distribution systems and Control systems. This role will work with various stakeholders across GE including Applications, Requisitions, Multi-Year Agreements (MYA) Services Risk, Product Line Management, Product Services, and Digital, as well as others including external customers. All activities relating to enhancing services technology integrating customer data, or capturing engines/products reliability, availability, maintenance, safety and other performance parameters. The role has moderate autonomy, requiring high levels of operational judgment.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Performs Plant Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) evaluations for internal and external customers (end-users)
  • Supports customer engagement plant RAM improvement through the industrial internet/digital applications
  • Leads program management of RAM Deck model generation efforts of Power Plant Equipment to Support Power Services productivity efforts around plant maintenance and outages
  • Supports outage excellence by performing reliability analysis and providing engineering recommendations to outage planning team in effort to drive extra work sales while reducing outage risks - duration, cost, etc.
  • Performs Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analyses as required for customer facing efforts
  • Provides domain expertise to support customer meetings and/or collaborative efforts as required
  • Provides RAM analysis in support of Root Cause Analyses (RCA's), Technical Information Letter (TIL) creation, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) projects, Pivot to Value Projects, NPI projects, etc.
  • Develops specialized knowledge in their discipline. Serves as best practice/quality resource. Has awareness of latest technical developments in own area. Contributes towards strategy and policy development, and ensure delivery within area of responsibility.
  • Uses judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems in areas of operational/product management, manufacturing, technology or engineering. Takes new perspective on existing solutions. Uses technical experience and expertise for data analysis to support recommendations. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own function to arrive at decisions.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with moderate risks and resource requirements. Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus. Developing persuasion skills required to influence others on topics within field.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 6 years of engineering, facilities, or operations experience in turbomachinery, aerospace, design, analytics, or power plant domain
  • Pandemic travel requirement as required for emergent situations / Post-pandemic travel 25% of the time on average

Desired Characteristics
  • Working knowledge of probability and statistical methods and techniques
  • Understanding of instruments & control in power plant as well as electrical distribution systems
  • Master's Degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Reliability Practitioner Program Certified (RPP) or Certified Reliability and Maintenance Professional (CMRP)
  • GE Analytics Program Certification
  • A-Course graduate
  • Engineering design and validation experience in power plant equipment, such as boilers/HRSG, generators, steam turbines, gas turbine, transformers, switch gear, controls, condensers, pumps, feedwater heaters, other accessories
  • Working experience in a Power Plant operations and maintenance role with strong working knowledge of BOP equipment
  • Experience in/Familiarity with Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEA)
  • Experience working with a globally based engineering team
  • Working experience in a cross functional organization, i.e. services, systems, controls, performance
  • Ability to rapidly change directions on multiple concurrent projects based on emergent business priorities
  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written
  • Familiarity and knowledge of APM is highly desirable
  • Familiar with QC checking of newly developed software
  • Demonstrated technical skills
  • Familiar with ReliaSoft products such as Blocksim and Weibull++, and other tools such as Minitab, JMP, etc...
  • Familiar with coding languages (e.g. Visual Basic, R, Python, SQL, LabVIEW, etc...)
  • Experience in using the Microsoft suite of Office Tools

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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 drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No