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General Electric Senior Generator Design Engineer in Barcelona, Spain

Job Description Summary

The Senior Generator Design Engineer is part of the onshore wind product design process and is key for successful and high quality New Product Introduction (NPI), customer fulfillment and issue resolution.

In this role you will have full component ownership for Wind Turbine main generators, including requirements definition, partnering with generator developers and suppliers, interface clarification with other component owners, performance/capability requirements definition and assessments, testing, etc.

This role provides great opportunity to drive engineering excellence, quality, and to optimize GE Onshore Wind generators on performance, cost & reliability.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the execution of Engineering design work on wind turbine main generators, their testing, validation as well as implementation into the wind turbine electrical system and into the machine head.

  • Full component ownership for specific generator models. Define characteristics/requirements, technical clarification and design partnership with suppliers, interface definition, prototyping, introduction into manufacturing and field issue resolution.

  • Drive a detailed understanding of the doubly-fed-induction generator and its behavior within the electrical system of our GE wind turbines through modeling and calculation.

  • Ensure compliance of components and their use to international codes and standards.

  • Lead global and cross-functional teams to leverage ‘Best Practice’ for generator design, reliability, and validation.

  • Documentation of design & analysis results and other learnings.

  • Support Sourcing organization for new supplier qualification and supplier audits. Understand the cost and cost driving parameters of the generator. Support should-cost investigations.

  • Involve in root cause analysis on technical issues.

  • Partnership with Technical Leaders and related Engineering teams to ensure high quality and on-time delivery for all engineering assignments.

Required Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Proven experience with electrical rotating machines design, applications and/or practices.

  • Deep knowledge in international codes and standards, related to rotating machines and their applications.

  • Positive mindset with good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to pull together global teams across functions to drive consensus and decisions.

  • Strong Program Management skills, experience and attitude.

  • Self-motivated.

  • Availability to travel up to 15% of the time.

Desired Characteristics

  • Wind turbine electrical system knowledge.

  • Proven wind engineering experience.

  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving.

  • Proven strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, document, plan, and execute multiple deliverables in parallel.

  • Flexibility in working with peers from different time zones.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No