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General Electric Senior Value Engineer - Combustion in Greenville, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

Value Engineering is a practice focused on driving continuous cost-out and value optimization across GE Gas Power’s products and service offerings. Members of Value Engineering will act as a red team charged with identifying valuable features, functions & articles across the full portfolio & determining alternate means, methods & approaches to solutions with an aim towards unlocking the maximum value-based opportunity for GE.

Job Description

The Value Engineer will on a daily basis, generate cost optimized ideas, review cost data and integrate cross functionally to build a business case, and execute the plan to realize the savings for the business. In addition to this, the employee will hold larger idea generation sessions to continually develop ideas to pursue.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Generate cost optimization ideas through a rigorous cost data analysis and/or developing new approaches to established processes

  • Conduct analytics and parametric modeling to assist management teams in setting cost targets and to support the org in negotiation and translation into business case / projects

  • Install and harmonize a gated VE process with Cost PMO & functional organizations (Engineering, Sourcing, Manufacturing) to drive resource allocation and pacing through the lifecycle of project ideas. This will include ideation, business case development, activity planning, turnover to execution teams, project execution & value realization

  • Drive implementation of project plans until full value capture, supporting both Core & Non-Core systems:

  • Across core systems, VE will conduct teardowns, ideate, and should-cost parts to identify potential for reducing cost and balancing value

  • Across non-core systems, VE will support the efforts of the Systems Architecture team. This will include challenging specs and should-costing parts to identify potential for cost reductions (“make” components) and challenge supplier prices against best-in-class (“buy” components).

  • Build and codify cost analysis knowledge and capabilities

  • Create a long-term and sustainable engine within GE Gas Power for generating business value through cost-out efforts

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or business related discipline

  • Minimum 8 years experience in Engineering or Supply Chain

Desired Characteristics

  • Gas Turbine experience in the capacity of Engineering, Materials Science, Manufacturing, and/or Quality

  • Demonstrate leadership qualities combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills (written & verbal)

  • Ability to manage multiple and significantly complex projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results

  • Milestone and resource tracking

  • Issue identification

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas, urgency and decisiveness; takes prompt action to accomplish goals

  • Drives execution of tasks and influences through formal channels and informal network

  • Track record of engineering problem solving; experience running design to value programs (DtV), should cost analyses, tear-downs, or cost engineering.

  • Proven experience in product lifecycle cost analysis e.g. material, manufacturing costs, assembly and logistics cost.

  • Superior problem solving abilities & analytical skills e.g. data analysis, experience formulating business cases

  • Knowledgeable across product portfolio at the component level, financials, and commercial level

  • Deep knowledge of the power generation marketplace

  • Prior academic or work as a lead/senior engineer

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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).

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