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General Electric Lead Structural and Foundation Engineer in Barcelona, Spain

Job Description Summary

Activities contributing to the design and development of products, solutions and systems. Includes activities linked to technical improvement of existing products and components Responsible for departmental operations planning/execution or is focused on execution of professional activities within a technical discipline. Functions with some autonomy but guided by established policies or review of end results.

The job allows modification of procedures and practices covering work as long as the end results meet standards of acceptability (quality, volume, timeliness etc.).

Job Description

About us

GE Renewable Energy is one of the world's leading offshore wind energy companies, with a portfolio of offshore wind turbines ranging from 6 MW to 14 MW that offer increased value to customers with proven performance, reliability, efficiency and availability.

We have invested more than $400 million to develop the Haliade-X, an investment that will also drive down offshore wind farms’ levelized cost of energy, helping make offshore wind energy more competitive for our customers. The Haliade-X was the industry’s first 14MW offshore wind turbine to operate, and is the only 12+MW offshore wind turbine platform that has been operating for over two years, specifically at its Rotterdam prototype site.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Leading Tower component developments, designs, certifications, and manufacturing activities

  • Elaborate tower and foundation conceptual and detail design proposals

  • Leading Tower and Foundation new technologies introduction and optimize existing design strategies.

  • Leading design development of Tower & Foundation new components

  • Interface with external partners involved during all project phases in offshore wind farm projects: customers, certification bodies, foundations designers and leading subcontractors.

  • Internal execution of the engineering tasks required for site suitability and supporting GE proposal (load site specific assessment, site specific offshore foundation, all related to site specific data like wind, wave and meteocean)

  • Planning and monitoring of GE activities on the above for on time delivery of GE scope of work.

  • Interface coordination of activities at project level to support Project Certification, for primary and secondary steel when needed including subcontractors.

  • Development of comprehensive network-strategy between R&D and manufacturing, transport, installation, wind farm engineering, and sales.

  • Interaction with other departments and internal partners in GE to achieve the most cost-effective design solutions

  • Proactive in constantly improving the processes in order to allow GE to be excellent in tendering and execution phase in terms of reliable and cost optimized solution and time to market.


  • Engineering degree / university Degree: Offshore, Civil, Structural, Mechanical Engineering. Project Management.

  • Relevant experience in product development and engineering, at least 5 years.

  • Experience in structural design, loads, component development, test and validation, transport and installation.

  • Experience in project management.

  • Knowledge in large structures dynamics, fatigue and extreme load cases.

  • General knowledge of manufacturing and construction processes.

  • Fluent in English.

  • High level of team working, communication skills and project management.

Desired Characteristics

  • Fully able to work in a dynamic international working environment

  • High level of commitment

  • Ability for efficient reporting. Results oriented: according to quality, cost and delivery targets

  • Courage and decisiveness. Availability to take decisions in technical complex issues or situations

  • Excellent in project documentation, report writing, project monitoring and reporting in view of contractual requirements

  • High capacity of analysis of complex problems and capability of managing uncertainties.

  • Manufacturing experience is a plus

  • Knowledge of general computer tools plus knowledge of FEA and 3D CAD software is a plus.

  • Spanish is a plus.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes