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General Electric Senior Engineer - Product Safety in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

The Senior Engineer - Product Safety will help bring to market our next generation of industry leading products across the GE Aviation System portfolio (Navigation and Guidance, Computing and Networking, Electrical Power Generation, etc.).

In this role, you will work with a cross-functional leadership team to support the development and execution of the Safety organization’s strategic vision, enabling the consistent execution of safety activities for civil and military products throughout the entire product life-cycle. You will be a recognized expert and leader within the specialized field of Safety engineering, demonstrating passion for system design and mentoring others.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work with leadership to define and implement a safety program plans for large, complex development programs across the GE Aviation Systems businesses

  • Work with Safety leadership to represent and advance the interests of the safety community across the GE Aviation Systems businesses to executive leadership, including both technical and organizational initiatives

  • Support technical education in the Safety Engineering discipline

  • Support maintaining a framework for developing early-career engineers in the Safety engineering discipline

  • Promote a robust safety culture across the varied product area engineering teams

  • Provide strategic technical leadership in support of resolving complex safety considerations in all phases of a product’s life-cycle (e.g. development, test, and operation)

  • Support senior members of the safety team in leading their projects to successful outcomes

  • Steer future technology roadmaps by participating in technology / methodology trade studies and research / development programs

  • Participate in industry working groups to influence technology/industry/regulatory trends.

  • Take an active leadership role in Design Board(s) and/or the internal technical community.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related discipline from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 10 years of Safety engineering experience in the aerospace industry

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Proven ability to analyze data to identify process improvements

  • Demonstrated ability to promote and implement change within a business

  • Demonstrated influencing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to provide mentoring and/or formal training in Safety Engineering to engineers at all levels of experience

  • Ability to successfully facilitate multiple efforts or projects to meet project deliverables

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present technical data to executive leadership

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated competency in using standard business software and tools

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment

  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • And more!

This position may be eligible for the following flexible work arrangements (FWA):

  • Hybrid work schedule

  • Remote Work

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes