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FPSO Technical & Business Expert

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:39:06 PM
  • 2892050
  • Job Function: Product Management
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): France, Italy, Norway; Paris

About Us:
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.

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Role Summary:
You will be part of a small, focused and very dynamic Product leadership team, driving the short & long term Digital FPSO strategy across GE. In your role, you will provide strategic, technical & business guidance into the definition of a proper value proposition of digital solutions of a SW for the FPSO market. You will be acting as a senior consultant within the team, interacting with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will:

  • Bring deep FPSO expertise (design, operations, monetization) into the technical and commercial Digital FPSO product development roadmap, identifying FPSO specific technical and business pain points to be addressed through digital solutions over the plant lifecycle
  • Interact with strategic marketing team to identify and quantify opportunities, prioritizing product features scalability and value roadmap implementation
  • Communicate business objectives and priorities for near term and long term to technical execution teams
  • Specify the product features and associated functional and non-functional requirements, working closely with software and analytics development teams
  • Expedite product roadmap execution
  • Provide consultative support to sales, facing the customer when needed
  • Provide consultative services to selected customers or partners
  • Contribute to the creation of an extended digital culture inside and outside the organization (participation in training sessions, internal and external events and fairs, marketing activities …)


    • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM / Engineering (Process / Mechanical or Computer Science)
    • Very strong experience in FPSO operations
    • Demonstrated program management and business planning capabilities over full product lifecycle

      Desired Characteristics:
      Technical Expertise:

      • Master’s Degree in Engineering (Process / Mechanical)
      • Proven financial understanding
      • Process instrumentation and control experience
      • Strong domain knowledge in FPSO market either Technical and Financial across heterogeneous plant and customer size
      • Knowledge of the technology and vendor competition landscape for Asset Performance Management solutions
      • Very strong experience in FPSO design and operations ideally in leadership roles (including hands-on commissioning and start-up, design work, projects, operational support, training and supervisory responsibilities)


      • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
      • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas; consultative approach
      • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
      • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill
      • Proven track record of delivering results and leading teams in dynamic global environment

      Personal Attributes:

      • Able to work under minimal supervision
      • Strong communication skills and ability to interface with different levels of the organization with confidence and clarity
      • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
      • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members. Shows ability to effectively delegate work and to engage others, also outside his own team.
      • Established organizational, planning, and project management abilities
      • Proven analytical and problem resolution skills


      Locations: France, Italy, Norway; Paris

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