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General Electric Aero Projects Rental Director in Houston, Texas

Job Description Summary

The Aero Projects Rental Director will develop and operationalize a lean rental framework to enable a wing-to-wing solution for rental assets and rental projects from project COD to the end of the rental term. The Aero Projects Rental Director will be the primary Customer contact and will manage and administer the rental contracts.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing a best-in-class lean rental projects framework in partnership with ITO, Pole and Function teams.

  • Ensures rental KPIs (technical, strategy, financial, Operating metrics) are in place and driven to target. Drives internal delivery and responsibilities across the organization.

  • Represent rental projects at external and senior level business meetings, and support business level actions and presentations.

  • Lead efforts aligned to the business line strategies for Safety, Quality, Delivery & Cost.

  • Partner with cross functional business leaders, peers, and technical resources to integrate business tools while delivering cost effective solutions for business success.

  • Lead with a Lean mindset. Leverage Lean in the quest to reduce waste and improve rental KPI’s.

  • Work in partnership with the Aero ITO personnel to support the ITO team to effectively prepare robust rental proposals that minimize operation and maintenance risk, allowing seamless transition from construction to operation and maintenance.

  • Collaborate with Functional teams to select and manage the assessment and onboarding of service providers to support project operation and maintenance.

  • Proactively mitigate project risks in partnership with the Pole teams and global stakeholders.

  • Navigate and influence Aero HQ functions (e.g., Global Supply Chain, Engineering and others) to ensure engagement and drive major issue resolution early.

  • Ensure timely capture of lessons learned during operations and maintenance phase to reduce margin erosion and budget variances.

  • Model and promote good meeting etiquette including clear and timely agendas, pre-read material, and action item documentation with consistent follow up to completion.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited university or college.

  • 5 + years experience in complex project management and / or operations and maintenance experience in the power generation energy industry and people leadership and influencing experience.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally up to 25%.

Desired Characteristics

  • Leads with a Lean mindset and is skilled in applying Lean tools to improving business operations. Specifically Daily Management, Standard Work, and Monthly Operating Reviews based on Bowler/KPIs.

  • Exhibits the GE Leadership Behaviors: acts with humility, leads with transparency, delivers with focus

  • Experience in project management, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain environments

  • Strong IT skills

  • Demonstrated ability to perform inclusively in a diverse environment and to promote inclusion and diversity in the workplace

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Power plant delivery experience and knowledge.

  • Strong team player with interpersonal, communication, influencing and team building skills.

  • Strong customer-orientation, focus and passion to win.

  • Proven record of success working in a multicultural, regional, cross functional team.

  • Strong understanding of project business cases, encompassing impacts as project objectives, risks, opportunities, and performance metrics.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.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.

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: No

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