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General Electric Installation Engineer in Barcelona, Spain

Job Description Summary

The mission of the installation engineering team is to develop tools and processes to achieve the industry’s safest, most efficient, and most economical installation of onshore wind turbines.

The Lead Installation Engineer will be responsible for the technical development of installation tools from start to finish: Starting with defining the problem and empathy gathering, through design development, and finally to field validation, resulting in a completed tool package that can be handed off to regional installation teams. The installation engineering team develops tooling for all turbine subsystems, and therefore covers many different technologies: The primary scope of this role will be for major component lifting equipment with a focus on blade lifting devices and related tooling.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage tooling development projects through the NPI process from concept through industrialization by executing design, prototyping, development, validation, and final documentation of Installation tooling, processes/procedures and/or methods. Tools may include lift beams, site fixtures, and other specialized tooling, and the associated processes required for installation of wind turbine.

  • Lead a cross-functional core team to define requirements, develop concepts, and create technical specifications to guide the mechanical design of tooling and processes. Engage with suppliers to manufacture and test the proposed technology.

  • Utilize the design process to generate designs that optimize the end user experience.

  • Utilize systems thinking to understand the operations required to complete an installation. During the tool design, incorporate end user feedback and detail the operational steps required to use the tooling. Assess for safety and ergonomic considerations.

  • Conduct design reviews, FMEAs, design assessments, and other critical technical deliverables with chief and principal engineers to ensure all tools and/or methods created by the installation engineering team meet or exceed the safety standards of both GE and Industry

  • Create design packages and hand off to regional installation and Global Tech Operations team to enable them to be self-proficient with the newly created tools, processes and/or methods

  • Support on-site validations for each project, and assist with training of the on-site installation leaders and technicians on newly created tools, processes and/or methods

Qualifications/Requirements & Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical discipline from an accredited College or University.

Desired Characteristics

  • Self-motivated and proactive

  • Familiarity with basic industrial tooling

  • Familiarity with CAD and Finite Element Analysis

  • Mechanical Domain Expertise

  • Ability to work with heavy components, cranes, and rigging when required in a hands-on environment

  • Ability and willingness to climb wind turbines and work at heights

  • Ability and willingness to travel globally up to 15% of the time when required

  • Proven record of being team oriented and results driven

  • Desire to experiment and prototype new solutions

  • Demonstrated technical, analytical and problem-solving skills with simple, creative solutions

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to intact with both senior management and hour technicians

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • PC proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access)

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No