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Senior Director, New Capacity

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/13/2018 5:55:39 PM
  • 3059945
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy LM Wind Power
Location(s): Denmark, Poland; Lunderskov


About Us:
GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.
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LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy Company (approx. 9300 employees globally), is the world’s leading supplier of blades and service to the wind industry, and the only supplier that operates on a global basis. The wind turbine industry is becoming increasingly complex, with radical progress made over the last few decades, providing great opportunities for professional development and a work environment that promotes initiative and creativity. If working in a company which creates state-of-the-art technology and processes attracts you, LM Wind Power has a career for you.

Role Summary:
The Senior Director has the responsibility to lead the New Capacity department and global projects that deliver ready-to-run blade manufacturing plants on time. Projects can be greenfield, brownfield or refurbishments. Particular focus is on health & safety, quality, innovation, cost control, compliance and integrity. You will be the main point of contact for customers and demonstrate full accountability for functional, business and company goals.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Senior Director, New Capacity heads a team of 13 employees (project directors, project managers, construction managers and engineers) in US, India, Poland, Spain and Denmark, and reports to the VP of Industrialization. You will be based either in our Technology Center in Lunderskov, Denmark, or in our plant in Goleniouw, Poland.

  • Drive the new capacity team towards execution of projects and business goals
  • Define and monitor KPIs to ensure new capacity is delivered according to plans and commitments, adjust plans when necessary, and communicate across global functions
  • Owner of the New Capacity Handbook
  • Drive a culture of safety and integrity and lead by example
  • ensure sufficient capacity exists to achieve customer commitments per business plan and sales and operations planning
  • Develop your team, provide leadership and direction
  • Be an active contributor in the pre-project phase for preparing the project budget, site selection, design and delivering input for business cases
  • Be overall responsible for the four project work streams:
  • Construction
  • Production Equipment transfer and implement
  • Hiring and Training
  • Start-up Management
  • Drive innovations to be ahead of requirement to new plant designs, including environmental related legislation
  • Drive a collaborative, cross-functional partnership with Global Operations (customer), and other supporting and global functions
  • Actively participate in Industrializations management team to develop and execute ambitious strategies for future LM plants and production technologies


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A master degree in mechanical engineering, process engineering or civil engineering, preferably combined with an MBA and/or equivalent experience
  • Very strong experience in design, construction, execution and commissioning of production facilities
  • International experience and cultural awareness covering Americas, Europe, India and particularly China
  • Very strong leadership experience, preferably with plant leader experience
  • Knowledge of blade manufacturing
  • Strong English language skill (verbal and writing), preferably combined with Chinese language skills


Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong knowledge of the disciplines of building new capacity such as specifying and assessing plant designs, permitting and infrastructure, understanding of environmental requirements (e.g. air-handling and filtering), policies and regulations established internally as well as state and local laws
  • Strong project management skills and proven ability to manage multiple priorities and work through ambiguity to deliver results
  • Understanding customer needs, marketplace dynamics, industry trends and considering the external impact of business activities and decisions on the external environment
  • Demonstrated leadership to successfully motivate and drive accountability for global teams through employee involvement, safety and teamwork in a global organization
  • Manufacturing and Supply Chain management acumen
  • Understanding of transport requirements and solutions, including procedures and duties to import of equipment
  • Financial management (business case, budget, cash flows, material and labor cost worldwide, exchange rates, etc.)
  • Strong and inclusive communicator, experience communicating to a diverse audience


Locations: Denmark, Poland; Lunderskov

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.


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