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General Electric Engineering Cyber Security Leader in Remote, Maryland

Job Description Summary

The Engineering Security Leader (ESL) leads the cybersecurity aspects during Technical Tendering and Order to Remittance (OTR) processes on its scope and coordinate with Tendering and Projects Teams.

This role is responsible to lead the security aspects on Technical Tendering and OTR on its scope, coordinating with and supporting Regions Teams (RFQ, Projects, FAT/SAT). This role overviews projects’ security aspects including Customer requirements and project Security Assurance Plan. The ESL will contribute to reference architectures and standardized interfaces between Product Lines.

The ESL will report to the ACS Global Project Engineering & Product Management Leader and will be part of the Cyber Security team under the leadership of the Grid Solutions’ Cybersecurity Leader.

Job Description

About us:

Grid Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy business, serves customers globally with over 13,000 employees. We provide power utilities and industries worldwide with equipment, systems, and services to bring power reliably and efficiently from the point of generation to end power consumers. We are focused on addressing the challenges of the energy transition by enabling the safe and reliable connection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the grid. For more about GE’s Grid Solutions, visit

Why we come to work:

At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge -and we’re always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the green energy transition.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Review any RFQ’s that touch on Cyber Security or could potentially have an impact on Cyber Security. List recommendations on how to proceed and list any clarifications or exceptions we might take to the bid concerning Cyber Security, using GE and GE RE Policies, coordinating with relevant teams (GS, RE, Legal).

  • Assist in creating an architecture reference and other standard templates that could be used for Inquiry to Order (ITO) proposals that require Cyber Security such as Onshore/Offshore wind projects/Substation projects.

  • Assist in creating the Security Assurance Plan (SAP) for all projects which require it, be able to discuss it with relevant teams in GE and with the Customer.

  • Assist in creating the Functional Design Spec (FDS) for the cyber security system which would also define the architecture being implemented. In conjunction work with other internal and external entities, including the customer to ensure the overall Cyber security design is cohesive and requirements are well understood.

  • Develop detailed test plan and procedures to verify the cyber security functions and features.

  • Assist with configuring the Cyber security devices (Switches, hubs, servers, Jump box, etc.)

  • Globally Responsible for the tracking of security execution for AC Systems projects, reports to GS Cybersecurity Leader, including Incident and Vulnerability Management according to GE policies

  • Develop and conduct relevant security training for various internal audience, such as product managers, software engineers and technical support

  • Ability to travel domestically & internationally as required for the role.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology from an accredited university

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in project security, preferably in an Operational Technology (OT) environment

Desired Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of cyber security standards and regulations affecting the utilities industry, such as IEEE 1686, IEC 62351, and those from NIST and DHS

  • Demonstrated experience with the application of NERC CIP and/or IEC 62443 standards in large projects

  • Ability to work effectively in a team and across functions, partnering with other teams in a worldwide environment

  • Pro-activeness, sense of urgency, resistance to pressure, autonomy; ability to interact with multiple functions and teams worldwide

  • Fluent English speaking and writing mandatory

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Cyber security certification (ex. ISC2, SANS, ISACA, CISSP)

Additional Information

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: No