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General Electric Senior Engineer, Wind Turbine System Dynamics and Stability (m/d/f) in Berlin, Germany

Job Description Summary

We see a brighter future for the world –and your career. The world is a place of increasingly complex challenges and it’s looking to us to solve them. Fortunately, we’ve got an amazing team of exceptional people on the case. It’s people like you that help us manage 40% of the world's energy through our software. When you join us, you’ll be inspired to go farther and continually raise the bar of our achievements. Do you have the vision and the ambition for this kind of challenge? Let’s do this together.

At GE Renewable Energy, we harness the earth’s most abundant resources –the strength of the wind, the heat of the sun and the force of water –to power the world’s biggest economies and the most remote communities.

The vision of the System Modeling & Design Technologies team is to develop state-of-the-art capability in multibody simulation, system dynamics, system optimization, & design methods, enabling our customers to benefit from cost and performance differentiated products, bankable quality, & speed to market.

Job Description

As a System Dynamics/Stability senior engineer, you will lead efforts to develop state-of-the-art tools to evaluate global system dynamics and stability of the wind turbine. You will support resolution of vibration related issues both in simulation and field. You will develop technical strategies to improve the robustness and reliability of the wind turbine design against instability risks.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Research, develop, verify/validate, document, and deploy state-of-the-art software tools, methods, criteria, and best practices that will improve assessment of wind turbine dynamics and stability

  • Provide system dynamics support for root cause analysis

  • Provide system dynamics support to improve wind turbine modeling

  • Support the development of improved control that better accounts for the true wind turbine system dynamics

Qualification/Requirements:

  • MS and PhD in Mechanical, Wind, Systems, or Aerospace Engineering from accredited university (or equivalent)

  • Expertise and demonstrated experience with wind turbine system dynamics and stability.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop engineering software, perform scientific computing, adopt coding, collaborate best practices, and learn new languages. Must be proficient in Matlab & python.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Expertise and demonstrated experience developing and/or using multibody simulation software used in wind turbine design (e.g., Simpack, Flex5, Bladed, ADAMS, HAWC2)

  • PhD + significant experience in Mechanical, Wind, Systems, or Aerospace Engineering from accredited university (or equivalent)

  • Knowledge of aeroelasticity, numerical or analytical mechanics, linear and nonlinear system theory, aerodynamics, fluid-structure interaction, structural dynamics, rotor dynamics

  • Demonstrated and strong ability to clearly communicate complex/technical information and to work effectively in global cross-functional teams

  • Ability and willingness to travel 8 weeks per year

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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