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General Electric Offshore Wind Turbine Completion Work Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

To join the Installation/M&E Department of GE Renewable Energy/Wind Offshore. The department is responsible in engineering the wind turbine component required for offshore installation, providing the methods, transportation aids and installation tools and manpower, whilst holding responsibility of all activities and operations related to offshore installation of the Wind Turbine Generator.

The Vineyard wind project include the provision of circa 90 Haliade-X wind turbines to be installed offshore US from 2023. The candidate will join the project covering mechanical and electrical (M&E) completion works during turbine installation including tower pre-assembly at the marshalling harbor until energization phase and pre commissioning.

Reporting to the Installation and M&E package manager, the candidate will be responsible in preparing project documentation and key deliverables such as, but not limited to, RAMS, work instructions, checklists, equipment lists and manning plans whilst gaining client approvals prior to execution. The candidate will also be responsible in assisting the project team throughout preparation activities and execution readiness in terms of equipment and manpower.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the issuance of technical contractual documentation and other documentations needed to execute the operations such as specifications, coordination of studies, using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures and program requirements, in accordance with the contract and with GE Quality and EHS processes.

  • Develop work instructions related to electrical completion work such as cable connections and associated tests and energization procedures, main transformer pre-start checks, cable pulling and tie-in and cable looping.

  • Develop work instruction related to mechanical completion such as ladder connection, cables spacer Hydac management, bolt tightening and flange de-ovalization. This mechanical scope will be carried out with the support of the GE mechanical Engineering team.

  • Develop work instruction for pre-commissioning operation related turbine lights, control system and turbine lift.

  • Supervise the RFQ process of the manpower selection together with the package manager and the project sourcing team and participate in the selection of the manpower subcontractor for the M&E activities at the marshalling harbor, the installation vessel and the SOV’s

  • Pro-actively Implement execution methods and sound processes, leading electrical operations at the marshalling harbor and offshore to meet the installation pace. Gather feedback and lesson learned from the teams to update documentation as required.

  • Liaise with the Tower pre-assembly Engineer and the marshalling harbor team for the organization of the activities inside the towers, provide specialist support in the field to ensure safe operations to required QA standards.

  • Participate with the marine coordinator and the Installation technician team leader for the preparation of the different offshore teams, the preparation of the planning in line with the contract, the selection of the profiles

  • Participate to the procurement of the tools and preparation of the container tools with the logistic back office team based in Europe

  • Participate in the risk assessment of technical aspects of the project and the development and application of appropriate risk mitigation measures.

  • Support vessel operations during M&E phases


  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering or technician

  • Minimum of 5 years of field experience ideally gained offshore or onshore wind farm

Eligibility Requirements

  • The position will be based in New Bedford MA where the project execution team and the marshalling harbor will be based with regular meetings with the customer and GE office in Boston

  • Experienced in electrical engineering for cable deployment and cable connections (LV to HV)

  • Experienced in electrical diagram and routine tests

  • Experienced in bolt tightening process (Mechanical)

  • Good knowledges in US electrical regulations

  • Offshore standards for marine operations (DNV, BV)

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office

Desired Characteristics

  • Experienced in wind turbine subsystems to commission yaw, pitch and locking pin systems

  • Turbine network commissioning and operation

  • Organized and transparent

  • Good communication skills, high flexibility

  • Able to work offshore within a multicultural team

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes