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General Electric Hydro Controls Project Manager in Remote, Wisconsin

Job Description Summary

Do you have automation / PLC control system experience and an interest to work within the renewable energy field? If so, GE wants to hear from you! Our Controls & Governors team continues to grow and has a remote position open in the US for a Hydro Controls Project Manager. Qualified candidates for this role will be directly involved with the development of commercial & technical proposals, and the design, engineering and project management of automated systems that control hydroelectric facilities. This role offers on-the-job learning opportunities while leveraging your existing technical, commercial & project management capabilities. Apply today and experience the possibility for new and exciting challenges in your career! GE Renewable Energy is excited to hear from you!

Job Description

About us:

GE Renewable Energy’s portfolio of solutions for hydropower generation includes the broadest range of hydro solutions and services: from water to wire, from individual equipment to complete turnkey solutions, for new plants and the installed base. At GE, we believe that the combination of our extensive hydro and digital intelligence makes GE Renewable Energy well-suited to serve the intense & ongoing energy transition. Smarter and more connected, GE’s hydro plants no longer just generate power, they store it and deliver it to the grid with an unmatched level of predictability, flexibility and efficiency. GE is the largest player with 30% of globally installed base in hydro storage. The company’s turbines and generators portfolio represent more than 25% of the total installed capacity worldwide and encompasses a wide range of solutions from 5 MW to 850 MW power per unit to meet a wide range of needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Project management activities related to the supervision, organization and execution of hydro automation projects related to scope, schedule, cost & quality in compliance with contract requirements and GE standards.

  • Engineering & design activities related to hydro control and governor projects. Activities include control system hardware and electrical designs, programming/configuration of PLC and HMI systems, development of supporting technical documentation and site commissioning.

  • Commercial quotation activities including the development of technical descriptions, cost estimates and project schedules

  • Utilizes in-depth technical knowledge & experience and analytical thinking to formulate solutions.

  • Has knowledge of best practices and how to leverage in role.

  • Uses sound judgment and has ability to conceptualize alternative solutions to support problem solving initiatives.

  • Uses internal and external sources to arrive at decisions.

  • Works in close collaboration with engineering, contract management and commercial operations

  • Communicate directly with internal and external customers, evaluate on-site project conditions during tendering phase

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in PLC-based control / automation systems

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to travel 15% of the time both within the US and Canada

Desired Characteristics:

  • Electrical and mechanical aptitude

  • Communication Networking experience

  • PMP Accreditation or established/demonstrated project management skills/experience

  • Proficiency in project finances, planning and scheduling

  • Detail oriented; ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities effectively

  • AutoCAD experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Proactive and responsible personality

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.

  • Proficiency with MS Office

  • Ability to work within a matrix work environment with remote teams

  • Be fluent in English language (reading, writing and verbal expression)

The salary range for this position is $83,250.00 - $138,750.00 USD. 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. GE offers benefits and programs to help you manage your personal and family needs, grow and develop you and your career, support your work / life integration, and help you stay connected through volunteerism, employee networks, and philanthropy.

Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings 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, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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