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General Electric Senior Engineering Project Manager 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 strong technical background and project management expertise to lead a cross functional team in the development of Avionics products.

Job Description

In this multi-faceted role, you will be responsible for leading a large, cross functional engineering project 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 will be expected to execute with some autonomy, guided by established policies and principles of Lean Product Development.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM related field from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 8 years working experience in a technical or project management position

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • Proven ability to successfully collaborate with customers on complex projects

  • Ability to lead other leaders – setting expectations, collaborating, driving accountability

  • Displays strong ownership and accountability for the outcomes of NPI execution team

  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategy development and deployment

  • Excellent track record of driving continuous improvement

  • Continuous self-driven learner

  • Proven ability to solve problems, influence others, and achieve difficult goals

  • Strong background/expertise in safety critical software development processes

  • Experience leading Lean Product Development

  • Excellent track record of project/technical leadership on complex development programs

  • Project Management Certification

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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 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.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes