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General Electric Lead System Safety Engineer in Greenville, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

In this role, the system safety engineer will partner with globally located cross-functional teams to evaluate the safety of wind turbines during development and throughout the product life cycle of all GE Onshore wind turbine models. The system safety engineer will be responsible for evaluating the hazards associated with GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind Turbines and ensures all the turbine safety related risks are reduced to the lowest level possible. The system safety engineer will execute to the GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind System Safety Program in accordance with IEC 62061 and other GE internal safety processes.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform turbine functional safety analyses to identify safety requirements and flow down results to the development team for implementation.

  • Perform safety risk assessments for new and existing (installed base equipment) units to assess the risk and identify mitigation measures.

  • Review and sign off on the test plans and test procedures to ensure the safety requirements are tested adequately.

  • Review the system, subsystem, component level requirements and test requirements against the safety requirements and verify the traceability of the product and test requirements to the safety requirements.

  • Support the design and test teams with safety requirements interpretations to ensure timely implementation.

  • Participate in Configuration Change Boards (CCB) to ensure the product related changes have been assessed for safety and the updates are flowed back to the safety analyses.

  • Support leadership meetings to validate effectiveness of safety program.

  • Provide safety input into the product manuals in the form of safety warnings and safety procedures

  • Support design reviews and test reviews

  • Create safety documentation per the GE Renewables Onshore Wind System Safety Program / process


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an engineering focused discipline (Software background preferred)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in relevant engineering field

Desired Skills:

  • Software safety background in accordance with IEC 61508-3 or similar standards

  • Experience with safety critical systems and performing safety analyses

  • Experience performing safety analyses such as Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Functional Hazard Analysis, Quantitative Fault Tree Analysis, and Operation and Support Hazard Analysis (Haz OP Analysis) in accordance with MIL-STD-882 or IEC 62061

  • Experience with developing, interpreting, and flowing down safety requirements

  • Ability to work in cross-functional, multiple-culture environment with good teamwork spirit

  • High sense of responsibility with result oriented and proactive response attitude

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