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General Electric Operations and Safety Specialist - Offshore Wind in Remote, Massachusetts

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Job Description

About us:

GE Renewable Energy is one of the world's leading offshore wind energy companies, with a portfolio of offshore wind turbines ranging from 6 MW to 14 MW that offer increased value to customers with proven performance, reliability, efficiency and availability. We have invested more than $400 million to develop the Haliade-X, an investment that will also drive down offshore wind farms’ levelized cost of energy, helping make offshore wind energy more competitive for our customers. The Haliade-X was the industry’s first 14MW offshore wind turbine to operate, and is the only 12+MW offshore wind turbine platform that has been operating for over two years, specifically at its Rotterdam prototype site.


  • Ensure safe site maintenance operations are carried out, with high standards of quality, delivered to budget and according to the defined schedule, recording and tracking relevant KPI's and reporting on progress, deviations to plans and mitigation.

  • Liaise with Client and off-site legislative bodies and provide reports as required concerning key metrics such as safety statistics, environmental performance, and incident reporting.

  • Analyze and evaluate associated site lifting plans and operations to maintain consistent safe working practices.

  • Review pre-use documentation used by technicians in their daily scopes of work to ensure all checks required are captured and understood. Update documentation during incident and investigation reviews.

  • Review of preventative and corrective maintenance procedures, ensuring they are operationally deployable and have been assessed for suitability from a local EHS perspective.

  • Support the development and continual improvement of Standard Operation Procedures.

  • Support the review of turbine work scopes to ensure risks are identified and have been correctly captured and mitigated prior to work execution.

  • Examine safety data sheets and prepare hazardous material registers to identify safety requirements needed in planned turbine work scopes.

  • Management of the Health and Safety Plan for the windfarm. facilitating awareness of safety conditions into the operational plans and escalating deviations from expected standards and requirements.

  • Manage emergency response plans according to the local site and GE policies with the support of the required stakeholders.

  • Periodically review PPE worn and used by the team ensuring that site operations are aligned with GE requirements. Communicate improvements and changes to the site team and customer.

  • Maintain operational site compliance with respect to site rules, policies, and safe working practices by ensuring site inductions are delivered and communicated.

  • Review the latest GE safety, quality and local safety information and make sure this is understood by the site team with the creation of toolbox talks.

  • Responsible for monitoring the sites EHS performance, identifying and taking proactive measures to improve performance shortfalls.

  • Participate in process, quality and safety improvement initiatives and provide feedback on lessons earned to the site management team.

  • Support the development of systems and processes as required to deliver safe offshore maintenance.

  • Provide EHS guidance and support to the site teams as required, including assisting or steering incident investigations to ensure root cause is identified and embed all learnings within the daily work execution.

  • Perform regular site visits, emergency drills and exercises with the site teams.

  • Responsible for ensuring detailed incident reports are produced for all EHS incidents.

  • Support the establishment of the competency framework and safe system of work governance process.

  • Support authorization panels and technician competence development

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an EHS discipline or professional education / apprenticeship in a technical discipline with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Capable of working offshore at site operational wind farms.

  • Successful offshore wind experience or experience in a related discipline.

  • Significant experience of offshore wind Maintenance operations

  • Known ability to work in a cross-functional, global environment, with remote teams as a solid team player who can enable change and get work over the line.

  • High motivation level; self-starter with excellent leadership and communication skills.

  • High capability with various office and cloud-based software.

  • Solid oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to research and resolve problems in a structured manner.

The salary range for this position is $84,300.00 - $140,500.00 USD Annual. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for variable incentive compensation (10%) Available Health and Welfare benefits include, Prescription drug, dental and vision coverage; saving account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional Benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, short-disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition refund program, use of CareLoop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional person legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

#LI-Remote - This is a remote position