Engineering Project Manager, Platform Computing Systems

General Electric Company   •  

Grand Rapids, MI

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 37 days ago

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Role Summary:

The Platform Computing Systems (PCS) Engineering Project Manager (EPM) is responsible for leading all the activities associated for Avionics Product Design & Development Engineering Project or Projects. The Project Manager must demonstrate the ability to identify and understand critical path and dependencies as related to the project and how it strategically fits into the overall Technology Roadmap and Strategic Business initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Platform Computing Systems (PCS) Engineering Project Manager (EPM) is responsible for leading Integrated Product Development teams to the successful completion of assigned Product Design and Development Projects.

The EPM will be responsible to evaluate critical technical project related issues and risk assessments and communicate with the Customer, Program Management, Engineering Functional Management and Engineering Executive Leadership.

In this role, you will lead the engineering projects and the engineering teams responsible for computing platform projects in order to meet customer requirements for product quality and cost and maintain alignment with the product road map strategies.

In addition you will:

Provide regular updates to project owners

Deliver professional, high quality results to customers

Develop action plans to anticipate and respond to problems

Perform active risk and opportunity management

Establish and enforce sound change management plans

Lead or participate in organizational efforts in assigned projects and/or tasks

Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews

Recommend approaches to meet the technical and program requirements

Monitor and communicate project status, business issues, and significant developments

Work closely with other disciplines including Engineering, Sourcing, Manufacturing, & Quality

Provide leadership on assigned projects to ensure financial and contractual execution through established company procedures

Support project proposal development including scope definition, configuration, implementation, tracking and control of projects

Estimate budgets and track costs of projects, and is accountable for meeting project budget targets

Lead multi-disciplinary matrix project team including coaching and technical direction to meet project deliverables

Develop scope-of-work specifications including those of contractors / subcontractors where appropriate

Formulate and implement plans to achieve technical requirements, scheduling, and contract commitments

Provide technical leadership to other personnel and assigned teams; mentor others in the organization

Anticipate resource skill needs on assigned projects, and work with Program Managers and Functional Managers to fill needs

Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with Engineering policies and procedures

Support customer meetings with Program Manager, which include preparation of presentation material for design reviews and technical information reviews

Support bid and proposal estimates using work breakdown structure methodologies to estimate the labor and material

Lead the execution of design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound Engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements

Li> Assist the PCS Staff Engineers and Growth Leaders in new business pursuits

Drive and support engineering reuse within the product line

Drive the development of intellectual property (patents and trademarks) to support the product line

Provide leadership to the PCS Systems Engineering team supporting the assigned projects. This includes supporting Project Systems Leads in execution of the Systems Engineering Process

Collaborate with other PCS EPMs to identify and enact process improvement opportunities

Provide project leadership in the timely resolution of engineering design, validation, and verification issues.

Escalate issues that need engineering or business leadership assistance in a timely manner


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited College or University

Minimum 5 years of experience in Avionics design & development and/or technical project leadership within an engineering product development environment Systems Engineering Process Background

Eligibility requirements:

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

Desired Characteristics:

Prior experience managing or designing within a product area

5+ years of Engineering Project Management experience

5+ years of experience with Avionics data communications technologies

Experience with engineering processes including requirements definition, requirements allocation, requirements validation, requirements verification, integration, embedded software, electronic systems, qualification testing, FAA/EASA/NAA certification, and system safety

Able to communicate directly with senior leadership inside and outside the company. Strong quality mindset

Demonstrated competency in using standard project management tools

Ability to apply advanced aspects of the engineering field and quality assurance concepts to solve practical business problems

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Ability to successfully lead a team in a highly Technical matrixed environment

Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

Proven analytical and organizational ability

Capable of developing and writing development plans in an engineering environment

Ability to apply managerial and leadership concepts and techniques (plan, execute, direct, coach, mentor, evaluate, and control) in executing individual and team priorities

Travel Requirements:

Ability to support up to 10% travel


About Us:

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for our customers.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

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 drug screen (as applicable). This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.Additional Locations:

United States;Michigan;Grand Rapids;