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General Electric Senior Engineer - Project Management in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

Avionics has a unique opportunity for talent looking to grow in the Aerospace industry. Qualified candidates are those who have a technical background, have excelled in their past work experiences and are looking for the opportunity to transfer their skills into the complex world of Avionics. The successful candidate will use their technical degree and past experience to bring a new perspective to our business. This role will include an introduction to the business, the opportunity to serve on a problem solving team.

Job Description

Job Description – Project Management

Essential Responsibilities:

In this multi-faceted role, you will be responsible for developing and managing engineering projects for our Aviation Systems customers. In partnership with the other functions, you’ll drive results that meet our customer expectations in terms of budget, schedule and delivery. You’ll function with some autonomy but be guided by established policies.

  • Responsible for developing and managing engineering / product development projects. Interfaces with internal/external customers to ensure organization resource allocation is made and project goals are accomplished.

  • Accountable to deliver the scope of work to the original cost and schedule estimate. Manages schedule, budget and integration of New Product Introduction (NPI) and/or legacy product-related projects, including influencing others to help meet customer expectations and hit program milestones.

  • Works with domestic and global integrated product team to meet program deliverables

  • Interfaces with customer's technical and project teams to provide program status, risks, and technical deliverables

  • Builds and utilizes in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline and analytical thinking and technical experience to execute policy/strategy.

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Explains information; developing skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field. Conveys performance expectations and may handle sensitive issues.

  • Uses high level of judgment to make decisions and handle complex tasks or problems in areas of operational, product management, manufacturing, technology, or engineering.

  • Has ability to assess quality of information given and ask pertinent questions to stakeholders.

  • Able to offer new solutions to problems outside of set parameters and is able to construct and provide recommendations, while using multiple internal/external sources outside of own function to help arrive at a decision


  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field such as Computer Science or Engineering from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 8 years engineering or project management experience

Desired Characteristics:

  • Project Management Certification

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to adapt quickly; eager to learn the business and master new roles

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to be accountable for actions

  • Ability to solve problems, influence others, and achieve difficult goals

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.


  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • As a federal government contractor, GE requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

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).

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