Role Summary :
The Lead Product Safety Engineer will be responsible for evaluating design related failure modes and ensuring potential personnel and environmental hazards are mitigated to a safety level.
This involvement is throughout the entire product life cycle, including conducting reviews as part of the design process and tracking resolution of field issues.
Essential Responsibilities :
As the Lead Product Safety Engineer, you will :
Lead product safety risk assessments for new and existing (installed base equipment) units.
Drive resolution of safety critical items by documenting investigation details and working with the management and turbine design teams to ensure completion of actions items.
Quantify risk by performing quantitative risk modeling on complex systems to assess design safety risk
Lead the design team to identify and assess risk mitigation measures that assure a tolerable risk level is achieved
Identify hazard mitigation of new / existing designs
Perform risk assessments of safety critical systems and components
Ensure all aspects of product safety are addressed within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time and cost throughout the product life cycle
Assist root cause analysis for safety related concerns by working with cross-functional teams representing Fleet Support Engineering, Design Engineering, Regional Fleet Reliability Operations, EHS, Legal, Supplier Quality, Sourcing, and Chief Engineers Office
Provide thorough documentation of risk assessments (, assumptions, team meetings, and program status in the SAFER database
Lead cross-functional Safety Program Management Teams across the business components to actively drive the execution of the GE Renewable Energy Product Safety process.
Research safety related information on equipment and processes
Qualifications / Requirements :
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Safety, Environmental, or Industrial Engineering or similar field from an accredited college or university
Significant relevant engineering experience in a design, systems, field operations, or product safety role.
Desired Characteristics :
Familiarity with safety related Regulatory Compliance and Occupational Health standards
Diligent record keeping and acute attention to detail for proof-reading and creation / maintenance of permanent safety records
Experience with product safety methods, processes, and tools such as Reliasoft Weibull and RENO.
Wind turbine design or operations experience
Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated team building, leadership and interpersonal skills
Ability to perform well, under pressure, as a problem solver
Organizational and documentation skills to keep track of multiple issues and action items to drive to closure
Knowledge of reliability requirements and processes
Cross-functional integration skills
Demonstrated team / project leadership skills to include project planning, and team building