GE EMEA Wind Micrositing WRA Lead Engineer (m/f) in Salzbergen, Turkey

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GE Renewable Energy

Business Segment

Renewable Energy OnShore Wind

About Us

Renewable Energy offers its customers solutions for energy production from renewable resources such as wind, solar and biogas. With more than 26,000 installed wind turbines globally, GE Energy provides more than 50,000 megawatt installed capacity of clean and efficient energy. A comprehensive service program supports clients from project development to operation and maintenance, to solutions for network integration and the commercial exploitation of wind energy. In Germany, GE Wind Energy is represented by almost 2,000 wind turbines. The wind turbines are manufactured in Salzbergen, Lower Saxony - GE's European headquarters for renewable energy, where also the European Customer Service and Training Center is located.

Posted Position Title

EMEA Wind Micrositing WRA Lead Engineer (m/f)

Career Level




Function Segment

Customer Engineering

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available Turkey




Salzbergen, Barcelona, Istanbul

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Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

The EMEA Micrositing team is part of the EMEA Wind Farm Engineering organization responsible primarily for Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) and wind turbine Mechanical Loads analysis (MLA) and provides the technical interface with the commercial team and customers for turbine performance and turbine site suitability on Wind Turbine proposals. The EMEA Wind Micrositing WRA Lead Engineer will report directly to the EMEA WFE ITO Engineering Manager.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Support new units and services proposals by performing Wind Resource, Annual Energy Production, Turbine Layout Optimization and noise propagation Assessments

  • Translate measured wind conditions to wind resource characterizations and generate input conditions to Mechanical Loads Assessments

  • Support developing solutions to increase customer value and enable digital wind farm optimization

  • Support enhancing GE’s digital wind strategy for speed, productivity and accuracy

  • Explore methods that utilize mesoscale models to enable improved assessments of past and future site production and extended turbine life

  • Lead application engineering efforts to develop and evaluate methods to incorporate turbine operating data to complement pre & post construction met mast data and mesoscale models for wind resource and turbine siting

  • Support multi-layer data structuring and software development

  • Network with other WRA engineers for best practice sharing

  • Support/Lead Process changes allowing the team to achieve "Fulfillment Excellence" thru on-time delivery with first time quality for all proposals

  • Connect with team members regarding WRA process and technology improvements

  • Provide support to customers for wind resource assessment technical inquiries and communications, as well as review of customer specifications and site data. This includes interface with product teams to facilitate implementation of new WTG offerings & features


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science (Mechanical, Electrical, Physics, Atmospheric Science, or related) from an accredited college or university

• Professional work experience in Wind Resource Assessment (or similar)

  • Experience in wind resource assessment, site screening and feasibility or micrositing issues in the wind energy development process

  • Experience with WAsP, WAsP Engineering, OpenWind (or equivalent wind flow modeling), mesoscale wind methods, Wind Turbine micro-siting, and wind farm design

  • Experience in wind turbine loads analysis simulation software

  • Experience with layout optimization for wind farms

• Experience providing technical support to sales, commercial and marketing functions

• Strong written, oral, & presentation skills

  • Ability and willingness to accept challenges outside of technical expertise / comfort zone

  • Global experience with proven ability to work with international teams

• Self Motivated, Team player, with Demonstrated Creativity and Fulfillment

  • Strong proficiency in English

  • Willingness to travel up to 20% In case you apply for Spain: Non-national candidates are responsible to know the minimum documentation requirements to be able to be contracted in country: NIE- Social Security Affiliation Number in Spain (NAF) and Bank Account in Spain. They must be in possession of them at the time of start hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement.

Desired Characteristics

  • Software development and automation / digitalization experience

  • Experience designing and implementing digitization solutions to improve internal fulfillment processes and workflows

  • Customer negotiation experience for technical and commercial topics

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Fluency in further languages

This position will be filled in Germany, Spain or Turkey.