General Electric Wind Training Operations Manager in Albany, New York

Role Summary:

The Wind Training Operations Manager will be based at the Renewable Energy Learning Center (RELC) in Niskayuna and is responsible for all instructional design, curriculum execution, and generating external training revenue through business development. The Wind Training Operations Manager will manage a team of instructors who are responsible for NA Onshore Wind technical training.

Essential Responsibilities:

As The Wind Training Operations Manager, you will:

  • Generate training opportunities through academic and technical partnerships and course development enhancements for business objectives, including optimization of course delivery methods

  • Develop the annual training demand schedule by platform and assign instructors, for both internal and external customers

  • Manage course content for platform changes and new designs, in junction with business roll-out

  • Responsibility for all training operations expenses and revenue, including training P&E and sold customer seats

  • Build strong collaboration with NPI, engineering and field support organizations to incorporate new product offerings, platform changes, and Repower events to drive training solutions

  • Establish relationships with internal and external teams to understand and execute training needs and initiatives

  • Oversee the wind lab, including purchasing and maintenance of equipment

  • Empower and motivate staff to continually enhance the reputation of the RELC

  • Remain flexible, and demonstrate the willingness to pivot and adapt to change

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Electrical, Mechanical, IT, Computer Science or related training / technical program from an accredited college or university ( OR Associate’s Degree in Education, Electrical, Mechanical, IT, Computer Science or related technical program from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 7 years of experience in power generation operation, maintenance and troubleshooting)

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in power generation operation, maintenance and troubleshooting or related

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience developing business and revenue generating partnerships

  • Knowledge of learning management systems: including expanding, editing and maintaining the tool

  • Experience with adult learners, including course development and delivery of technical instruction

  • Highly driven, able to respond quickly to urgent situations and able to multi-task

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and appropriately assign work to the team

  • Strong “can-do” attitude and ability to think outside of the normal process to streamline activities and drive efficiencies

  • Proven track record of motivating the team to drive organizational success

  • Desire to continually enhance/upgrade the training curriculum

  • Experience with digital media

  • Experience with design software

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to maintain a high level of creativity and quality

  • Experience as a classroom instructor or demonstrated ability to coherently present information from detailed technical level

  • Dynamic personality with the energy and passion for learning

  • Willingness and ability to climb wind turbines and work at height when necessary

  • Understanding of the electric utility industry

  • Wind Industry knowledge and / or experience

  • Fluent in English, written and spoken

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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 Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.

Locations: United States; New York; Niskayuna, Other

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.