GE Outage Manager in Unspecified, Oregon

Job Number



GE Power

Business Segment

Power Power Services

About Us

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is anEqual 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.

Posted Position Title

Outage Manager

Career Level




Function Segment

Field Services and Maintenance

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces






Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

Reporting to the Customer Service Leader, the Outage Manager is responsible for preparation, planning, leading execution, and close out of complex planned emergent outage events for gas turbine, steam turbine and generator, while developing the business strategy for field fulfilment excellence in Power Services North America.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Outage Manager, you will:

  • Manage complex outage event preparation (Planned / Emergent / Upgrade) from start to finish, including outage schedule development and optimization, TFA / craft labor / tooling / cost planning, customer management - pre / post outage meetings, onsite planning, mobilization planning, JCE execution, and event close out

  • Establish and maintain contact to provide on-going technical and business support to assigned outages

  • Project manage onsite execution with large teams during assigned outages, ensuring Fulfilment-5 goals & requirements are met at all times, manage on job cost tracking, productivity, while managing execution risk / FMEA and any NU / Service warranty

  • Drive improvement of vendor / sourcing cost, on-time delivery, outage cost & productivity, effectively control man hour cost and pacing where required

  • Lead project quotation development including work scope, site condition check, preliminary safety and risk analysis to identify potential issues or obstacles and to minimize cost impact for site execution

  • Support customer operations team during shut-down, start-up, running and performance testing of turbine, generator & auxiliary systems

  • Ensure proper execution documentation is prepared, used, reviewed, stored and delivered including QCPs, Field Procedures, Quality Procedures, OneEHS, FME and Customer Outage Reports

  • Work with web systems applications such as Oracle Field Services, Field Services Portal, and PGS Portal for proper allocation, preparation, planning and forecasting on labor, tooling, vendor management

  • Respond to forced outages / emergency promptly, be on site when needed, investigate / escalate site issues to restore the units to operating conditions in a timely manner

  • Support Service Director, CSL & ITO on technical & project communication to customer staff with respect to unit maintenance, operations, performance, new technology and new products

  • Interface with various internal stakeholders such as engineering, finance, sales, sourcing, affiliates, risk, parts, and repairs

  • Actively work to improve and optimize existing processes and look for simplification opportunities


  • Bachelor's Degree in Science / Manufacturing / Engineering (OR High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 6 years of experience in the power generation industry)

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience of turbine, generator & auxiliary system installation, maintenance or manufacturing / repair processes

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in power generation plant start-up, running operations & shut-downs

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

  • Strong Project Management skills

  • Domain knowledge of field services requirements for Alstom steam and power generation equipment

  • PC proficiency, web applications including advanced Excel skills

  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

  • A good team leader in dynamic, energetic and complex customer site environments, equipped with quick learning capability and ownership

  • Be self-motivated, confident and able to work under high pressure and constraint time, committed and process oriented

  • Good communication skills, able to influence stakeholders to deliver customer & business needs

  • Ability to work multiple project simultaneously and effectively in a cross-functional team

  • Field Engineering Program (FEP) graduate (or Alstom equivalent)Strong consideration will be given to Thermal Services employees impacted by the business’ integration actions.

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