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General Electric Lead Design Engineer, Drive Train – Gearbox Structures (f/m/d) in Bengaluru, India

Job Description Summary

The Lead Design Engineer is an expert in mechanical and structural components with a focus on Main Gearbox Structures of a Drive Train of wind turbines.

In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

The design responsibility reaches from the conceptual design stage through prototyping to the serial implementation and support of the installed fleet.

Job Description


Responsibilities include:

  • Full responsibility of structural components and bolted joints supporting the main gearbox mounting for large wind turbines.

  • Support design of structural components within the main gearbox, design closely developed with key suppliers for large wind turbines.

  • Provide design calculation and mechanical problem solving.

  • Lead qualification test & validation relative to equipment standards for structures relative to main gearbox and high strength bolted joints.

  • Responsible for design, development and testing to prove out component functional, reliability and acoustic (structural behavior).

  • Work closely with suppliers and manufacturing on the production.

  • Create and revise of drawing/specifications/design practices/ certification documents for structures relative to main gearbox.

  • Work cross-functionally with quality teams, manufacturing engineers, sourcing, planning, field support and others to improve first time yield.

  • Investigate causes for component interferences, functional failures, gearbox excessive vibration.

  • Work with certification and testing institutes, support customer and due diligence activities.


  • B.A./M.A. in Mechanical, Structural or Material Engineering, or equivalent

  • Project management skills to manage supplier design projects

  • Solid background in design of mechanical and structural components

  • Solid experience in designing, qualifying, supplier and fleet support of structural componet for gearboxes

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Fluent English written and spoken


  • Basic knowledge of wind turbine design, components, assembly and manufacture

  • Solid problem analysis and resolution skills

  • Familiar with one or more of the calculation programs like ANSYS WB and Classic, Simpack, Nastran, MASTA, Romax …

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fracture meachanics.

  • Demonstrated knowledge on high strength bolted joints design, calcualtion and validation.

  • Ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries, proven ability to work under pressure and challenging conditions.

  • GE Business tools and practices expertise

  • Strong desire and ability to drive improvement and change

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No