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General Electric AMBER SPOCTHE Leader in Rivalta di Torino, Italy

Job Description Summary

The SPOCTHE (System Performance Operability Control Transient and Hybrid-Electric) Leader will join the AMBER Systems team within the Advanced Technology Operations section. AMBER is the new hybrid-electric technology demonstration program that will integrate the Catalyst engine with electrical power from fuel cells.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the coordination of Performance, Controls, Operability & Transient disciplines to ensure all aspects of the propulsion system are integrated and meet the demonstration objectives

  • Ensure the operability and transient response of gas turbine and hybrid electric branch are integrated, ensuring the system operates satisfactorily during demonstrations

  • Own the integrated SPOCT plan/schedule evolution that meets the program timeline and objectives

  • Work with the AMBER Systems organization to ensure the program meets the execution and technical objectives defined on time and budget

  • Contribute to the definition and completeness of the requirements for the program and system specification, owning the definition, tracking, flowdown and validation of SPOCT requirements

  • Contribute to the technologies and maturation roadmap of AMBER, ensuring proper validation means for the SPCTHE area are planned and executed

  • Lead and support technical and program reviews

  • Present the results and findings to wide audiences from technical experts to executive leadership

  • Ensure compliance with best practices and processes

  • Ensure proper documentation of all work


  • Significant experience on Steady state and transient performance, controls, and operability of gas turbine engines

  • Experience on electrical systems performance and operation

  • Experience in Product Development of complex products/systems in very early phases from conceptual level through New Product Introduction phase

  • Familiarity with Research and Technology development processes

  • Passionate about Aviation products and innovation

  • Master's Degree in Engineering from an accredited University

  • Fluency in English

  • Work Visa, according to local regulation, is required.

Desired Characteristics

  • Aircraft integration and aircraft requirements management experience

  • Experience in different gas turbine modules/disciplines and systems engineering

  • Experience with sensors and actuators response and operation

  • Practical knowledge of sustainability-driven technologies for aviation (hybrid-electric systems, Hydrogen, SAF, …)

  • Can do attitude capable to manage uncertainty and changing environments

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a multinational environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

What we offer

Smart working and work life-balance

Avio Aero, when possible, promotes remote work and encourages a good, healthy and satisfying work-life balance. We value our employees’ wellbeing; hence we offer a variety of improvement programs aimed to preserve anyone’s psychological safety and daily needs.

Total Rewards

At Avio Aero, we understand the importance of Total Rewards. As a new joiner to Avio Aero we are pleased to offer the following welcome benefit plan:

  • Performance related bonuses and local bonus scheme

  • Flexible benefits platform

  • GE Aviation share plan

  • Life and injury insurance

  • Private medical cover

  • Employee assistant program

  • Employee special awards (service and recognition)   

  • Local special agreements and discounts

  • English and languages training for you and one member of your family

  • Technical, Leadership and development trainings

Inclusion & Diversity

Avio Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are strongly committed to maintain an inclusive and diverse environment. Every employment decision is taken regardless to national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, etc.

We are not all the same. Just be Yourself @AvioAero!


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No