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Senior Counsel, Government Business

GE Aerospace
Posted May 14
Full Time
Lynn, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary The Senior Counsel, Government Business will provide primary Government Business legal support to the GE Aerospace military Rotorcraft & Turboprop Engines (RTPE) business. GE Aerospace’s military engines division has supported the United States and Allied customers for over 75 years. From developing technologies warfighters need to keep their edge to helping customers sustain legacy products in the field, GE Aerospace is a national asset with several current and near-term opportunities to strengthen its position for decades to come.

GE Aerospace’s RTPE business is based in Lynn, Massachusetts, a production facility for General Electric Company since its founding by Thomas Edison in 1892 and current work location for over 2,000 employees. The RTPE business powers United States and foreign military Blackhawk and Apache helicopters with the T700 engine and is developing the next generation of rotorcraft propulsion with the T901.

The successful candidate will collaborate with Legal & Compliance colleagues, functional support groups, and business teams to enable compliant business growth, invent the future of flight, and deliver cutting-edge products to the warfighter. Preference is given for a candidate with a TS security clearance who is able to work from Lynn, Massachusetts; however, consideration will be given to candidates in Washington, D.C. or Cincinnati, Ohio.

This position reports to the Deputy General Counsel for the GE Aerospace military business. Job Description

Job Description

  • Provide leaders, stakeholders, and colleagues with expert, practical legal and business advice on complex US Government contracting and business issues
  • Help shape both strategic and tactical actions within regulatory boundaries to maximize value for customers
  • Keep the business safe in a highly scrutinized regulatory environment
  • Work as a member of the Government Business legal department to assist on all aspects of GE Aerospace’s US Government business activities
  • Provide program-lawyer support for business segments critical to ensuring US and its Allies’ national defense
  • Deliver specialized government contracts and regulatory counseling for functional organizations that support business segments selling to the US Government
  • Develop relationships with external customer and regulatory counsels
  • Lead compliance investigations and initiatives
  • Under minimal supervision, plan, conduct and supervise complex legal assignments, requiring an ability to evaluate matters that may have a significant bearing on GE Aerospace’s business
  • Manage referral of matters to in-house legal specialists and occasionally outside counsel
  • Lead with unyielding integrity
  • Operate with a bias toward speed and simplicity
  • Embrace Flight Deck – GE Aerospace’s proprietary Lean operating system. Uses Flight Deck principles to simplify processes and reduce cycle time, including standard work, action planning, and problem solving
  • Anticipate and drive solutions for unassigned legal and business issues and growth initiatives

Basic Qualifications

  • JD from an accredited law school
  • 10+ years’ experience in US Government contract law with a particular focus on FAR Part 15 contracting
  • Member in good standing with the bar
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret U.S. Government Security clearance

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with DoD Business Systems requirements
  • Knowledge of DoD pricing requirements such as Truthful Cost or Pricing Data, FAR cost principles, and Cost Accounting Standards
  • Understanding of Export Control restrictions including ITAR and EAR
  • Familiarity with Acquisition Policy issues such as commercial item contracting, data rights / IP strategies, industrial base issues
  • Experience regarding DoD data security requirements including CUI and CMMC
  • In-house experience
  • Ability to collaborate among all levels of the commercial organization and business
  • Strong time management, prioritization, analytical, and organizational skills, with ability to meet deadlines and achieve desired result
  • Excellent customer relationship, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable and capable of managing multiple initiatives, both collaboratively and independently
  • Humility, transparency, and focus
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

_This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

_ Additional Information

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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes