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General Electric Solution Owner - HVDC in Stafford, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

The Solution Owner is accountable for the competitiveness of the reference solution, the KPIs inked with the role are cost, time to execute this reference solution against market benchmark.

The Solution Owner leads action plans, involving engineering teams, sourcing and procurement teams and operation teams to bring commercially and operationally quantifiable benefits to the specific solution.

A reference solution’ is a baselined design which encompasses the best practices from previous projects.

The solution encompasses all elements of a converter station; strategic, technical and commercial.

The ‘solution’ is not a prescriptive ‘one size only’ design but, rather, emphasises on selling and then building an overall solution that provides the lowest risk by focusing on known business abilities whilst both minimising and managing that which is new.

The solution encompasses the entire life cycle of a converter station from pre-tender to refurbishment / decommissioning.

The Solution Owner will be expected to actively engage with external activities (Cigre, IEC, conferences, etc.) in order to promote GE and its capabilities aligned with the business unit.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategic :

  • Technical solution definition based on customer needs analysis

  • Monitor market expectations and competition actions/innovations

  • Understand GE IP portfolio related to the solution and freedom to operate

  • Recommend major R&D investments as necessary to follow market divergence

  • Technical gap management (make or buy)

  • R&D requirements definition to maintain and/or develop the solution+ CI


  • Chair technical change management reviews

  • Drive co-ordination between business functions

  • Product care liaison


  • Cost review and challenge scope definition between GE and partners

  • Programme review and challenge


  • Build market-place visibility through external engagement

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. Grid Solutions is 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. We electrify the world with advanced grid technologies and accelerate the energy transition.

About GE Grid Solutions:

At GE Grid Solutions we are electrifying the world with advanced grid technologies. As leaders in the energy space our goal is to accelerate the transition for a more energy efficient grid to full fill the needs of tomorrow. With a focus on growth and sustainability GE Grid Solutions plays a pivotable role in integrating Renewables onto the grid to drive to carbon neutral. In Grid Solutions we help enable the transition for a greener more reliable Grid. GE Grid Solutions has the most advanced and comprehensive product and solutions portfolio within the energy sector.

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 energy transition.

What we offer:

Working in an international team which is part of global Engineering HVDC Centre of Excellence within Grid Integration based in Stafford and Berlin.

A key role in a dynamic, international working environment with a large degree of flexibility of work agreements

Competitive benefits, and great development opportunities

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No