General Electric Lead Engineer - Customer Application Engineering in Astana, Kazakhstan

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. At GE Transportation at , we move the world. We are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings using our advanced manufacturing techniques, industry expertise and connected machines. Established more than a century ago, GE Transportation is a division of GE that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives. That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today. It's the engine of change that puts us at the forefront of transportation technology, software, and analytics. And it's why we continue to find-and realize-the potential that keeps our connected world moving forward. The GE Transportation Global Headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois. There are over 65 service sites worldwide.

Role Summary:

The Lead Engineer will be responsible for managing and leading the deployment of GE Transportation’s Trip Optimizer product in Kazakhstan and ensure the product meets or exceeds customer requirements and expectations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute projects at various customer work sites in Kazakhstan, including the activities of cross-functional resources and subcontractors.

  • Serve as the primary customer contact for the duration of each project through commissioning: Resolve specification issues, handle correspondence, provide periodic updates, ensure customer satisfaction, and negotiate / coordinate with cross-functional teams as appropriate.

  • Translate customer needs / requirements into detailed project plans while driving internal execution to meet project targets and ensure critical to quality criterias are met.

  • Perform technical analysis in support of product deployment and performance monitoring to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Manage a network of resources (including contractors) in support of project execution.

  • Identify opportunities to expand the project in ways that bring value to our customer and satisfy our profitability requirements.

  • Participate in the development of proposals for projects.

  • Ensure that delivered products and services achieve highest quality and performance levels.

  • Work with cross functional engineering resources to develop system changes, create and deploy test plans, establish and execute training sessions / manuals and lead functional implementation and validation


  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university or college

  • At least 4 additional years of experience in project execution or engineering.

  • Fluent in English and Russian languages (writing, reading, speaking, listening).

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior project execution experience with large-scale software projects and the ability to lead and motivate high potential technical project teams is preferred

  • Knowledge in Locomotive Systems and Railroad Operating Practices

  • Experience with Data/Information Systems

  • Graphical Information System (GIS) Experience

  • Experience in Data Analytics

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Proven ability to interact with customers successfully

  • Railroad Industry experience

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

  • Proficiency with MATLAB

Locations: Kazakhstan; Astana