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General Electric Sr. Value Engineer in Greenville, South Carolina

Role Summary:Value Engineering is a practice focused on driving continuous cost-out and value optimization across GE Gas Power’s products and service offerings. Members of Value Engineering will act as a red team charged with identifying valuable features, functions & articles across the full portfolio & determining alternate means, methods & approaches to solutions with an aim towards unlocking the maximum value-based opportunity for GE.

Essential Responsibilities:Value Engineering members will organize into focused, small teams that identify cost-out opportunities, develop business cases, and build implementation plans with the appropriate functions to enable value capture while minimizing risk. Put very simply, this team will challenge the status quo on cost and shift the balance of the value equation towards costs versus our historical bias towards pure machine performance.

As the Lead Value Engineer you will:

  • Generate cost optimization ideas through a rigorous cost data analysis and/or developing new approaches to established processes

  • Conduct analytics and parametric modeling to assist management teams in setting cost targets and to support the org in negotiation and translation into business case / projects

  • Install and harmonize a gated VE process with Cost PMO & functional organizations (Engineering, Sourcing, Manufacturing) to drive resource allocation and pacing through the lifecycle of project ideas. This will include ideation, business case development, activity planning, turnover to execution teams, project execution & value realization

  • Drive implementation of project plans until full value capture, supporting both Core & Non-Core systems:

o Across core systems, VE will conduct teardowns, ideate, and should-cost parts to identify potential for reducing cost and balancing value

o Across non-core systems, VE will support the efforts of the Systems Architecture team. This will include challenging specs and should-costing parts to identify potential for cost reductions (“make” components) and challenge supplier prices against best-in-class (“buy” components).

  • Build and codify cost analysis knowledge and capabilities

  • Create a long-term and sustainable engine within GE Gas Power for generating business value through cost-out efforts

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or business related discipline

  • Minimum 8 years experience in Engineering or Supply Chain

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrate leadership qualities combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills (written & verbal)

  • Ability to manage multiple and significantly complex projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas, urgency and decisiveness; takes prompt action to accomplish goals

  • Drives execution of tasks and influences through formal channels and informal network

  • Track record of engineering problem solving; experience running design to value programs (DtV), should cost analyses, tear-downs, or cost engineering.

  • Proven experience in product lifecycle cost analysis e.g. material, manufacturing costs, assembly and logistics cost.

  • Superior problem solving abilities & analytical skills e.g. data analysis, experience formulating business cases

  • Knowledgeable across product portfolio at the component level, financials, and commercial level

  • Deep knowledge of the power generation marketplace

  • Prior academic or work as a lead/senior engineer

About Us:At GE's Gas Power, we're pushing the boundaries of what's possible within gas power generation to help our customers achieve the right balance between power plant performance and environmental sustainability. Our world-class portfolio of gas power systems and services utilizes the centuries of experience and has expanded across the entire plant

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: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).Additional Locations:Switzerland, United States;Connecticut, Georgia, New York, South Carolina, Texas;Greenville, Windsor, Schenectady, Atlanta, Houston, Baden;

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