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General Electric Safety Engineer - GE Research, Niskayuna in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

• Operational, Fixed Facilities EHS position at GE Research

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Interpret internal and external business challenges and recommend best practices to minimize health and safety risks, ensure regulatory compliance, and influence system design or installation design to ensure to alignment with industry / company best practice. Communicate difficult concepts and influence outcomes.

  • Complete risk evaluations to enable safe, incident free work.

  • Uses high level of judgment to make decisions and handle complex tasks or problems in areas of operational responsibility. Has ability to assess quality of information given and ask pertinent questions to stakeholders. Able to offer new solutions to problems outside of set parameters and is able to construct and provide recommendations. Uses multiple internal and some external sources outside of own function to help arrive at a decision.

  • Influence the development of strategy for the area(s) of operational responsibility including control of resources, budget, policy development and management

  • May lead cross-functional teams or projects

  • Provide safety training in areas of operational responsibility for GRC team members

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in engineering, safety, or related field

  • 3-5 years progressive experience in safety or related field

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with safety standards such as OSHA, NFPA, ANSI

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must be willing to work out of an office in Niskayuna, NY

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

  • Ability to adapt well to changing circumstance, direction, and strategy

  • Safety management system experience

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in managing risks associated with electrical safety, control of hazardous energy, robotics, machine guarding, work at heights confined space entry

  • Master’s Degree or safety certification

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