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General Electric Senior Engineering Manager - Component Design in Bengaluru, India

Job Description Summary

The component design team develops all the building blocks for blade designs: Blade shell constructions, adhesive joints, turbine interface, aero add on’s etc. Majority of the blades is composite materials, but steel, polymer and other material types are also part of the design.

In this role there are two distinct elements:

Working as hands-on as an experienced engineer within designated component area (80% of time). You will be working on tasks and projects owning the components through the project span: from identification of need for a new component, through ideation, validation, implementation, and optimization. You will execute specific developments and be responsible for the component design delivered to the customer. You will involve relevant departments: process, testing, materials to secure the outcome in the form of validated building blocks.

Manage the component design team in TCI (20% of time). Through local strong presence make sure employees are thriving and delivering. Develop skills and competences across all relevant component areas in the US. Support employees in reaching the goals defined by their respective component leader.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Proven technical expertise, executing project & leadership within Component Design for Wind Turbine Blade. Provide support and guidance to projects and assigned team.

  • Developing in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline. Uses prior experience and acquired technical expertise to execute Functional strategy.

  • Provide solutions to specific technical and business problems through component design.

  • Plan and scope new component developments according to needs and wants from customers and/or horizontals.

  • In collaboration with other vertical functions agree on scope and approaches to solve technical challenges within the components e.g. material, design, process path or a combination hereof.

  • Execute on agreed projects and deliver to quality, cost and timeline.

  • Specify components and design rules in design specifications according to established procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • A higher degree in a mechanical engineering, ph.d. level is an advantage.

  • Highly skilled in mechanical design of composite components, understanding and knowledge of fracture mechanics is expected, experienced with composite prototype building.

  • Knowledge of wind turbine blade design and manufacture

  • A minimum of 12 years’ of hands on experience in design of wind turbine blades or other structural component consisting of composite materials.

  • A good communicator that can explain complex technical matters to executive leaders

  • Inclusive leadership style (a minimum of 7 years out of overall experience as mentor / reviewer of work of other team members, handled diverse views (conflict) to technical solutions) that can lead an international team spread across multiple locations.

  • Demonstrated experience to build Technical competence in the team and support to management

  • Strong English language skill (verbal and writing)

Desired Characteristics

  • Can manage high level complexity and volatility in daily work.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills (prior people management experience is not essential, but desired) to successfully motivate and drive accountability for diverse teams through involvement, safety and collaboration in a global organization.

  • Execution oriented: can drive technology development forward while maintaining a high level of knowledge and understanding.

  • No afraid of getting hands dirty to learn and improve: promptly gets hands on whether it is in the laboratory, factory or in the field.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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