General Electric Chief Operating Officer, GE Solar in Honolulu, Hawaii

About Us:

GE Solar is a dynamic, high performing, standalone business unit within General Electric that is pioneering a new business model within GE and growing exponentially. We are a full turnkey commercial energy developer, specializing in onsite solar and energy storage applications for commercial & industrial customers. We bring industry-leading expertise to the full energy development cycle — sales & origination, design & engineering, energy rate & market analysis, permitting & utility interconnection, incentive management, project financing & financial structuring, construction management, commissioning, and ongoing operations & maintenance. Our greatest asset is our people, and we continue to hire the very best in the industry at an accelerated rate.

We embody the values, rich history, long-term thinking and global reach that make GE great. We area fiercely independent, fully autonomous, scrappy startup company, comprised of highly motivated and passionate individuals who strive to change how GE does business in the energy sector while simultaneously building a corporate culture, team and track record that is unrivaled in the world . For the past four years, we have achieved or exceeded our goals while maintaining a lean organizational structure.. We are executing on a growth strategy throughout 2018 with the full backing of the General Electric Company.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.

Role Summary:

We are seeking an experienced, transformative, passionate, highly capable Chief Operating Officer to optimize our development platform capabilities for long-term scale. This position will work together with the Sr. Leadership team and will report directly to the CEO. The goal of the Chief Operating Officer is to ensure optimal performance, quality, cost, schedule and safety of our projects while supporting the business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.

Essential Responsibilities:

In the role of Chief Operating Officer, GE Solar, you will:

  • Lead the organization’s project execution arm (engineering, project management, sourcing)

  • Be responsible for the efficiency of our energy development business and all operations within the business driving a developed project to commercial operation

  • Constantly evaluate and improve our day to day operations, processes, people, and procedures to ensure quality, speed, safety and value creation

  • Be responsible for setting execution strategy and scope for the business across solar carport, rooftop, and ground mount projects and aligning the supporting teams (engineering, sourcing, project management) accordingly

  • As a key member of the senior leadership team, be responsible for participating in setting the long-term growth strategies and creating plans to execute those strategies

  • Be responsible for tracking key business performance metrics, understanding efficiency metrics across cost, quality, time, etc, and for suggesting / implementing tactics to continuously advance performance

  • Develop, maintain and create value for GE Solar through commercial cost strategies with key external engineering, procurement and construction partners

  • Support sales and development functions with EPC strategies in new domestic state markets and international growth market opportunities

  • Collaborate with key support functions to drive accountability and implement strategies. Ensure measurement of operational and performance metrics through efficient use of business systems

  • Be responsible for supporting and maintaining a culture of collaboration, accountability, trust, and customer / project focus across functional areas

  • Bring, build and maintain relationships with key labor partners, subcontractors and equipment suppliers – partnership mentality

  • Ensure operations are executed with high levels of safety, quality while encouraging continuous improvement. Add something on best in class quality projects, QA/QC standards

  • Monitor industry trends and best practices in solar and energy storage in areas of responsibility, including advances in technology and implement best practices that enhance customer value proposition while maximizing efficiency and profitability Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 10 years of solar development and construction experience Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or a related “energy/development” field from an accredited college or university preferably

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferred

  • Experienced and preferably led the execution of scaling a solar development / EPC business …directly improving processes, capabilities, and speed+value to customer while also recruiting talent, evaluating existing capabilities, and implementing “pivots” in tactics as the situation requires

  • Built or been a part of other world class engineering, procurement and construction companies focused on delivering highly engineered solar rooftop, carport and ground mount systems

  • Understand how solar projects get built: the engineering requirements and quality level to ensure we build the lowest cost, highest yielding solar systems; what our construction teams need to do in order to manage our partners efficiently to create long term mutually beneficial partnerships across our execution scope

  • Have deep solar industry relationships across engineering, procurement and construction that you can immediately leverage to help our organization grow

  • Ready to start day 1 as a leader within the organization because you earned the right for that privilege by mastering many of the roles your team will execute on your behalf. You are the leader but you generally can do what you ask of your team

  • Have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you can influence, build rapport and get through to people at all levels of the organization

  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to self-direct and work independently—capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced but exhilarating environment, where many demands and requests will present themselves and you will need to prioritize

  • Strong presenter, instill trust and confidence in those you are speaking to, and can persuasively pitch concepts and value propositions to both internal stakeholders and external customers

  • Naturally a strategic thinker, with excellent critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Able to naturally extract the best from your employees, recognizing how to leverage their strengths and manage their weaknesses Locations: United States; Massachusetts, New York; Boston, New York, Schnectady, Menlo Park,GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.