General Electric Manager, System Simulation Technologies (f/m) in Berlin, Germany

Role Summary:

The Loads, Controls & Operability team in the Core Engineering (CTO) org. of Onshore Wind is seeking a Leader for its system level (turbine/ farm Simulation Technologies development team.

Essential Responsibilities:

This global role has a scope that ranges from the traditional “Turbine &Farm Loads” discipline to a broad mandate of providing Simulation & Modeling tools for LCOE/ Customer value and quality creation in wind energy systems, to creating new platforms for Wind&system dynamics/loads analysis automation and optimization:

  • Provide leadership on the development, validation and sustainment of wind system simulation platforms – specifically with the goal of building best in class speed/automation, optimization capabilities and predictive accuracy for turbine loads and dynamics phenomena (for use from conceptual to detailed design)

  • Create and sustain a strong partnership with the System Design Methods team to deliver a differentiating design system for GE Wind’s product segment teams, collaborating on strategy/MGTPs to development and deployment in the product teams

  • Foster a strong partnership with the Chief Engineers Office and Segment teams to ensure that the ONW design system drives differentiating design capabilities, quality and consistency for all ONW products

  • Responsible for interfacing with cross functional teams in ONW Segments, Digital and Commercial Sales to determine, execute and manage simulation platform development by translating requirements into a vision for software and infrastructure development

  • Champion simplification and Digital thread for design to improve internal effectiveness and speed-to-market

  • Demonstrate accountability for functional, business and company objectives while driving strong technical/engineering excellence and external foci

  • Manage and deliver on team portfolio of Simulation, Tools and Modeling capability delivery, NPI support activities, NTI programs and also the associated simulation infrastructure (in partnership with Digital Technology collaborators)

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Masters in Engineering (Wind, Mechanical, or Aerospace) or Physics from an accredited University or equivalent knowledge or experience

  • Solid industrial experience in engineering teams developing design/analysis tools, simulation and optimization capabilities and deploying them for NPI use

  • Demonstrated proficiency in leading multi-disciplinary teams or projects that integrate across functions and span competences in analytic, computational and experimental methods

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in the Wind or Aerospace areas (OEM, operator, consulting, R&D or certification) delivering successes in the “systems” disciplines i.e., turbine or farm system integration (product or platform teams), Loads, Controls etc.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proven ability to lead in a global matrix environment with multiple stakeholder groups (incl. internal and external customers)

  • Proficient in programming, scientific computing and project management of large-scale software systems incl. modern practices (cloud services, s/w develop tools)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated ability (both personal and as a coach) to communicate clearly and concisely, develop relationships across the organization

  • Proven ability to build hi-performance teams for engineering excellence and effectively managing/resolving creative conflict

  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to set vision for future and a proven record of innovative tech. or design development

  • Solid experience with aero-elastic wind turbine simulation tools; proven ability to integrate models with internal and external analysis codes

  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in wind turbine system dynamics as well as in driving advancements in design technologies either at farm, turbine or component levels

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver tangible outcomes from internal/ external R&D collaborations on simulation and modeling tools to create new-generation of design capabilities

  • Six Sigma Green Belt

  • Ph.D. in Engineering from an accredited university or equivalent knowledge or experience

About Us:

Renewable Energy offers its customers solutions for energy production from renewable resources such as wind, solar and biogas. With more than 18,000 installed wind turbines globally, GE Energy provides more than 25,000 megawatt installed capacity of clean and efficient energy. A comprehensive service program supports clients from project development to operation and maintenance, to solutions for network integration and the commercial exploitation of wind energy. In Germany, GE Wind Energy is represented by almost 2,000 wind turbines. The wind turbines are manufactured in Salzbergen, Lower Saxony - GE's European headquarters for renewable energy, where also the European Customer Service and Training Center is located.

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