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General Electric Lead Product Safety Engineer in Barcelona, Spain

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The Lead Product Safety Engineer will be responsible for evaluating design related failure modes and ensuring potential personnel and environmental hazards are mitigated to a safety level.

This involvement is throughout the entire product life cycle, including conducting reviews as part of the design process and tracking resolution of field issues.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • As the Lead Product Safety Engineer, you will:

  • Lead product safety risk assessments for new and existing (installed base equipment) units.

  • Drive resolution of safety critical items by documenting investigation details and working with the management and turbine design teams to ensure completion of actions items.

  • Quantify risk by performing quantitative risk modeling on complex systems to assess design safety risk

  • Lead the design team to identify and assess risk mitigation measures that assure a tolerable risk level is achieved Identify hazard mitigation of new / existing designs

  • Perform risk assessments of safety critical systems and components

  • Ensure all aspects of product safety are addressed within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time and cost throughout the product life cycle

  • Assist root cause analysis for safety related concerns by working with cross-functional teams representing Fleet Support Engineering, Design Engineering, Regional Fleet Reliability Operations, EHS, Legal, Supplier Quality, Sourcing, and Chief Engineers Office

  • Provide thorough documentation of risk assessments (, assumptions, team meetings, and program status in the SAFER database

  • Lead cross-functional Safety Program Management Teams across the business components to actively drive the execution of the GE Renewable Energy Product Safety process.

  • Research safety related information on equipment and processes.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Safety, Environmental, or Industrial Engineering or similar field from an accredited college or university

  • Significant relevant engineering experience in a design, systems, field operations, or product safety role.

If contracted in Spain: Non-national candidates are responsible to know the minimum documentation requirements to be able to be contracted in country: NIE- Social Security Affiliation Number in Spain (NAF) and Bank Account in Spain. They must be in possession of them at the time of start hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Familiarity with safety related Regulatory Compliance and Occupational Health standards

  • Diligent record keeping and acute attention to detail for proof-reading and creation / maintenance of permanent safety records

  • Experience with product safety methods, processes, and tools such as Reliasoft Weibull and RENO.

  • Wind turbine design or operations experience

  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems

  • Strong Demonstrated team building, leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to perform well, under pressure, as a problem solver

  • Organizational and documentation skills to keep track of multiple issues and action items to drive to closure

  • Knowledge of reliability requirements and processes

  • Cross-functional integration skills

  • Demonstrated team / project leadership skills to include project planning, and team building

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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