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General Electric Lead Field Commissioning Specialist - Renewables in San Francisco, California

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Job Description

Role Summary/Purpose:

Lead Field Commissioner while on site reports to project Site Manager and is a direct report to the North America Projects Commissioning Manager. Is responsible for execution of all Commissioning activities and documentation processes on North Americas Wind Projects. To include all activities and direct management of Commissioning TA’s assigned, relating to Equipment and Technical support activities on a GE Wind Farm site.

Will work closely with and report to the North America Projects Commissioning Manager to ensure the development and training of project techs and lead commissioning personnel.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Directly responsible for the Site Wind Commissioning activities assigned by the Site, Project, or Commissioning Manager from Project startup through Project Completion

  • Ability to communicate with Customer and Contractor in a professional manner, promoting a cohesive environment to work together as a team for the site’s success

  • Positive and Proactive attitude, effective time management and initiative/personal drive to perform all required tasks

  • Facilitate and reinforce a positive safety culture as it pertains safety procedures and protocols issued to the site that affect his/her scope of responsibilities in accordance with the Wind EHS Outage Plan.

  • Effectively manage available site resources and verify Technical Advisors are trained to ensure successful completion of the contractual obligations as it relates to the commissioning phase of the project

  • Evaluate, mentor and develop prospective commissioning techs and leads from within current field personnel base

  • Work with the Site Manager, Project Engineers, and Commissioning Manager as required to review and implement all applicable Commissioning documents and processes and verify technical compliance from all parties

  • Attend Technical Advisory Meetings and disseminate all information to subordinates at the site level

  • While assigned to a project, represent GE in a responsible and professional manner with integrity and by exercising good judgment, both during work hours and off work hours. Manage time and assigned resources responsibly to ensure successful completion of the site goals and objectives.

  • Must understand and be proficient in all mechanical, electrical, and Commissioning activities.

  • Initial site setup and closure for Commissioning activities.

  • Parts ordering processes.

  • Strong Schematic Interpretation skills

  • Report daily progress to Site Manager to update POD, as this is communicated to the Business and Customer.

  • Work with Site Manager to issue Turbine Completion and Park Readiness Reports in accordance with contractual language

  • Other Duties as assigned by North America Project Commissioning Manager to include providing Technical Support to other GE entities such as MCE, Service, Top Issues, Product Development, and Engineering Teams.


  • Bachelor's or Technical degree in a related discipline from an accredited university or college,

  • OR a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 2 years of experience in Wind Field Projects Commissioning with Converter Trained Experience.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability to work across multiple business functions.

  • Ability and willingness to climb Wind Turbine Generators and Work at Height as needed.

  • Availability for weekend and holiday support as needed.

  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

  • Maintain valid passport.

  • Must be able to pass background check

  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.

  • Knowledgeable in Wind Turbine Commissioning/Installation processes.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Computer proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint or other standard business-required programs.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Communication and problem-solving skills

  • Familiarity with GE Energy Wind commissioning installation processes and procedures

  • Self-motivated and self-starter

  • Strong understanding of wind turbine construction, repair, troubleshooting, and commissioning.

  • Ability to motivate support groups and convey urgency in customer needs and concerns.

  • Ability to mentor and train new Commissioning Technical Advisor and Commissioning leads

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