Tower Internals Manager

Tower Internals Manager

GE Renewable Energy

Barcelona, Spain

Job Description Summary

The Tower Internals Manager will provide leadership to a highly skilled and global engineering team executing business critical new product developments, delivering project-specific designs, driving cost competitiveness, and ensuring world class subsystem performance of the Haliade X tower internal components.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

The Tower Internals Manager will provide leadership to a high skilled and global engineering team executing business critical new product developments, delivering project-specific designs, driving cost competitiveness, and ensuring world class subsystem performance of the Haliade X tower internal components.

This is a global engineering leadership role where the scope of the team includes mechanical and electrical sub-systems and components for GE offshore wind towers. You will work together with Supply Chain, EHS and Operations among other relevant stakeholders to deliver the best solution from a whole value chain perspective.

Mechanical sub-systems include components inside the tower such as platforms, service lift, access ladder, anchor points, cable trays and mechanical fixation of HV cables as well as interfaces of these components with the foundation.

The main electrical components include HV cables and switchgear. In addition, there are auxiliary electrical systems including IP-phones, IP-cameras, weather station, small transformers, internal power supply & UPS, electrical cabinets (LV Switchgears), lighting system & aviation lighting system (beacons), power sockets, arc flash guard system, fire protection system, lightning & grounding systems and sensors.

Moreover, the team actively engages with the communications network architecture, safety systems and the input/output requirements from other teams, while it provides engineering support to tower manufacturing activities during assembly of the tower internals.

Finally, you will be responsible for delivering good practice solutions using sound engineering judgement and applying lessons learnt to the different tower projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Full ownership and accountability for quality of deliverables, on time delivery, design cost, DFMEA, performance, availability, weight, and general targets defined by the business related to the individual tower internal sub-systems;
  • Team management and development towards successfully achievement of targets through different programs and projects related to Haliade X;
  • Lead a global, multi-faceted engineering team with responsibility for setting priorities, shaping culture and strategic planning;
  • Provide cross-functional leadership to ensure a cohesive, differentiated, and market-leading subsystem technology strategy from design through customer fulfillment;
  • Drive engineering excellence across the team;
  • Ensure appropriate operating rhythm to ensure KPI business targets are met by the team, driving simplification, efficiency, productivity, and overall team performance;
  • Partner with stakeholders to drive action plans aiming to deliver world class quality;
  • Provide leadership with high integrity and oversight of processes protecting Intellectual Property, export-controlled information, and strategic technology;
  • Promote professional growth through timely performance of reviews and provision of feedback, coaching and counseling;
  • Ensure company compliance initiatives and training requirements are implemented within work group;
  • Drive the Reward & Recognition process, promote Fun at Work;
  • Define roles and responsibilities for assigned personnel;
  • Conduct performance appraisals and participate in salary planning.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in an Engineering or related discipline. Preferably mechanical or electrical;
  • Minimum 10 years proven technology and/or product management experience;
  • Experience in team management (mandatory requirement);
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written);
  • Significant experience in leadership roles in similar functional positions with proven successful record.

Desired Characteristics

  • Wind industry expertise with proven results developing & implementing technology programs;
  • Wind turbine Tower & Foundation and related component technical and business expertise;
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ownership, self-motivation, problem solving, analytical skills, team working, communication skills, negotiation, prioritization, strong resolution mindset and ability to develop relationships and work across cultural boundaries in a global team;
  • Demonstrated system thinking: ability to assess tradeoffs, effectively assess risk, and optimize results;
  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to set vision and lead team to successful outcomes;
  • Business acumen and customer focus;
  • Demonstrated ability to work horizontally across stakeholders to influence outcomes;
  • Prior experience in New Product Introduction (NPI) programs with proven ability in delivering complex programs on schedule, within budget, and proven component performance;
  • Strong understanding of mechanical and/or electrical engineering fundamentals and design engineering.

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