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General Electric Controls Reliability Engineer in Barcelona, Spain

Job Description Summary

The Onshore Wind controls engineering organization is seeking an Engineer with demonstrated wind turbine expertise in the field of controls systems. This is a product-development focused engineering role where the scope includes RCA ownership, field validation, and controls configuration management of turbine operational strategies to meet product needs.

Job Description

As the Controls Reliability Engineer, you will:

-Assume ownership of turbine controls RCA through the 8D cycle from team formation to closeout

-Investigate and analyze complex controls issues occurring in the fleet of installed turbines and develop corrective actions

-Cooperate with the Segment Fleet Support, FRO, and Validation teams to analyze the complex controls issues and develop corrective actions

-Proactively coordinate controls field validation campaigns with customers and the Validation team

-Execute field validation campaigns including phase zero testing, drive resolution to failures and drive preventative measures to prevent future failures

-Drive controls configuration management process optimizations to standardize work and eliminate waste

-Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation, and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers using reports, records, and letters


-Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science from an accredited college or university

-Minimum of # years of wind turbine engineering work or research experience

-Travel 10% for field troubleshooting & validation

-Minimum of 3 years of wind turbine engineering work or research experience

•Desired Characteristics:

-Proficiency in MATLAB / Simulink or similar program

-Strong oral and written communication skills

-Problem analysis and resolution skills

-Experience with wind turbine control systems

-Proficiency in at least one aero-elastic wind turbine simulation tool such as Bladed, Fast, or Flex

-Advanced degree with a focus on controls, wind energy, or system dynamics

-Good understanding of classical (transfer functions, frequency domain design, etc) and basic knowledge in modern (state-space, optimal control, etc) control theory

-Experience with real-time control systems such as the MarkVIe

-Knowledge of at least one programming language such as C or Delphi

-Experience replicating field issues in simulation and driving resolution

-Experience analyzing large data sets with both high-speed data collection tools and data warehouse to detect trends needed to determine root cause

-Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes