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Systems Engineering Manager

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/24/2017 2:51:16 PM
  • 2998186
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United States; Ohio; Dayton

About Us:

At GE Aviation Systems, we’re reengineering the sky, from our work on flight efficiency services and integrated avionics, to our innovations in integrated electric power and propulsion systems and SmartGrid on aircraft.

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with GE Aviation!
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.

Role Summary:

GE Aviation Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center (EPISCenter) is a state of art systems integration and test facility that opened in 2013 aimed at fostering collaborative research with our customers with a goal of decreasing system development time and improving on-time delivery of new aircraft.

Essential Responsibilities:
As Systems Engineering Manager, you will be lead a systems engineering team that comprises roughly 25 systems architects, systems engineers & simulation engineers which is strategic to the growth of the Electric Power business as a Tier 1 Systems Integrator.

You will plan, drive & coordinate critical development activities: requirements definition, architecture design, integration, verification & validation.

You will support unit-level, customer & platform testing to ensure successful certification, entry into service, & be responsible for cost & schedule of systems activities.

In particular, you will :

  • Provide leadership and technical direction for assigned program tasks and personnel
  • Lead systems process development, requirements definition, integration, verification and validation
  • Support unit-level, customer and platform testing to ensure successful certification and entry into service
  • Lead the customer program as Project Lead from concept to completion
  • Manage cost, schedule, and concurrent engineering efforts through the systems engineering lifecycle
  • Complete architecture development, decomposition and validation of requirements through the systems engineering lifecycle
  • Ensure NPI performance by driving and motivating the direct / indirect team to achieve metrics
  • Develop high quality proposals and lead cost estimates and develop BOE (basis of cost) estimates to support the proposals
  • Establish work group goals within framework of section technical and financial objectives
  • Maintain broad awareness of efforts within group to assure technical quality excellence, timely completion of work and reviews, appropriate use of resources, and responsiveness to customer / program needs
  • Define roles and responsibilities for assigned personnel
  • Conduct performance appraisals and participate in salary planning
  • Promote professional growth through timely performance feedback, coaching, and counseling


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Physics from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a systems engineering leadership, project leadership or functional manager role with direct reports within an engineering environment


  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Previous experience in development of Aerospace Electric Power products & technology
  • Previous experience with formal systems engineering processes
  • Experience and solid understanding of implementing ARP4754, ARP4761, DO160, DO178, DO254 processes
  • Aerospace systems engineering process experience
  • Experience with FHA, safety assessment and functional allocation
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Effective team building and project management ability
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skill
  • Knowledge of aerospace standards

    Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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    Locations: United States; Ohio; Dayton

    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 conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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