General Electric U.S. Technical Solutions Engineer in Bismark, North Dakota

About Us:

GE Power’s Distributed Power business is a leading provider of engines, power equipment and services focused on generating power at or near the point of use. Distributed Power offers a diverse product portfolio that includes highly efficient, fuel-flexible, industrial gas engines generating 100 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous industries globally. In addition, the business provides life cycle support for more than 35,000 gas engines worldwide to help you meet your business challenges and success metrics – anywhere and anytime. Backed by our authorized service providers in more than 170 countries, GE‘s global service network connects with you locally for rapid response to your service needs. GE’s Distributed Power business is headquartered in Jenbach, Austria.

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Role Summary:

We are looking for an application engineer for North America who will provide technical support to the regional commercial team, help drive demand in the region and engage early with customers and other external stakeholders to create preference for our power generation solutions based on reciprocating gas engines.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the U.S. Technical Solutions Engineer, you will:

  • Proactively promote and position Jenbacher gas engine technology early in the project phase to create value and influence project requirements by working closely with consultants, developers & customers, with significant focus on CHP demand creation and power plant demand creation opportunities

  • Lead and/or participate in regional demand creation activities by identifying local needs, drive gap definition and gap closure activities, establishing and maintaining relationship with influencers (e.g. consultants, EPCs…) and defining and driving customer value proposition for the respective application

  • Prepare technical bid & contract documents - based on tenders and non-standardized inquiries

  • Provide technical expertise to solve customer needs by selecting, developing and implementing competitive gas engine product applications and power generation solutions

  • Engineering support for Jenbacher Sales Channels in the region during project development and at customer meetings

  • Provide technical data for non-standard and/or local supplied components through local supplier base

  • Identify customer needs to either support the preparation of the product program or drive the technical special release process for non-standard products and/or applications

  • Participate in customer presentations, discussions, negotiations and all front line efforts

  • Train the regional commercial team and channel partners on products & solutions

  • Support the development and maintenance of standard Sales Manuals (e.g., technical specifications, electrical / mechanical check lists, etc.) and Sales Tools (e.g., project calculation tool, product configurator)

  • Lead small groups of people on a project basis and align with different functions within the organization


  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical or mechanical engineering from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience in a relevant industry


  • Ability and willingness to travel 25% of the time, between the US and Canada

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in elaborating complex application engineering tasks - interdisciplinary thinking / acting

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (technical negotiations, formal presentations, etc.)

  • Ability to work collaboratively and navigate across multiple matrix organization

  • High motivation level, self-starter with strong problem solving capabilities

  • Fluent in English (oral and written), second non-native language beneficial

  • Experience in knowledge transfer

  • Project Management capabilities

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Locations: United States; New York, Texas, Wisconsin; Waukesha, Schenectady, Houston

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.