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General Electric Technology Manager – Controls & Optimization - Energy Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

GE, the 130-year-old energy pioneer. Our unwavering commitment to powering the planet, now fully focused on the energy transition. No company has the unique combination to pioneer what’s next – just as we have before. our GE energy businesses—including Renewables, Power, Digital and Energy Financial Services — are answering the call with renewed purpose and vigor as they make plans to come together under one banner to deliver a united, focused, one-of-a-kind force: GE Vernova.

The Controls & Optimization Technology Manager will work collaboratively across GE Vernova Research to foster innovation and advance critically important optimization and control technologies in areas of interest to both our GE Vernova business units as well as Government and strategic partners. The Technology Manager will drive technical and organizational strategy, ensure team execution and operational excellence, and provide guidance and coaching to team members on technical and career direction, all in support of GE Vernova’s mission to be a leader in the Energy Transition.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead a world-class multi-disciplinary team of technologists with a focus on optimization and controls technologies to support the Energy Transition.

  • Responsibilities include driving technical and organizational strategy, ensuring operational excellence (safety & compliance, finance, resource planning) and enabling project execution.

  • Recruit and retain top talent. Provide mentoring, coaching, career growth opportunities and focused operational development (project/program management, Lean principles, etc.) for team members.

  • Work closely with the Technology Director and Mission Leaders, collaboratively across GE Vernova business and technology teams, and with key external partners to develop/refine the vision and strategy for the Controls & Optimization team.

  • Own team technical and operational functions within the discipline as developed in collaboration with the Technology Director and Mission Leaders; this will include all elements of strategy definition, goal setting, recruiting, safety and compliance, finance, resource planning, operating rhythms, and project execution.

  • Enable technology program execution and technology transition meeting deliverables, budgets, and schedules, while also contributing technically to projects.

  • Resource planning for the team to meet both organizational needs and Researcher development goals.

  • Create open environment and cross sharing of technology. Collaborate across disciplines and actively contribute to TM/people leader community at the site.

  • Establish, maintain, and grow strategic relationships with the GE Vernova and external community in areas of need for the organization.

  • Represent and promote GE Vernova’s research in the community.

  • Continuous improvement through standard work, KPIs, and process improvements.


  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, or related discipline with a minimum of 7 years of experience in controls and optimization

  • Demonstrated ability to actively recruit top talent with diverse backgrounds

  • Demonstrated impact, technical project leadership capability and ability to lead, build and energize cross-functional teams in high-impact technology

  • Demonstrated ability to influence at senior levels

  • Proven track record of promoting safety practices

  • Proven ability to continuously improve the culture of the organization

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

  • Because of the specific categories of data handled by GE Research and the structure of our work environment, we are unable to accommodate employment of persons while they are considered nationals of embargoed countries subject to restriction under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Section 746 et seq. (currently North Korea, Syria, Iran and Cuba). Please note that citizens of embargoed countries who have either “U.S. person” status under U.S. export control laws or subsequent citizenship from a non-embargoed country can be considered.

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

  • Must be 18 years or older.

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

Desired Characteristics:

  • Doctorate in a relevant technical discipline

  • Be a change agent capable of influencing at all organizational levels

  • Strong ability to work in multi-business environment and develop technology synergy and roadmaps

  • Strong demonstrated team-based skills

  • Strong working knowledge of the GE Vernova businesses and their Industries

  • Established network across the global controls & optimization technical community

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to inspire excellence and stimulate change

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