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General Electric Senior System Value Optimization engineer, LC in Bracknell, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Systems engineering is a cross-functional engineering discipline centered on an approach, mindset, and process. All activities that consider both the business and the technical needs of the customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the users needs. The discipline that executes a robust process of design, creation, and optimization of systems, consisting of identification and quantification of system requirements, creation of alternate system design concepts, performance of design trade studies, selection and implementation of the best designs and verification that the design is properly integrated and executed. Process that proceeds from concept to production to operation.

Impacts approaches, projects and programs in the functional area or affected business organization and ways of working. Impacts quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team. Has significant input into priorities. Guided by professional practices and policies that are shaped by the role. The role has moderate autonomy, requiring high levels of operational judgment.

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Role Summary/Purpose

System Value Optimization (SVO) team is devoted to Wind Turbine systems modeling and load analysis for New Products, Cost-out programs and Fleet support, with a strong focus on product optimization.

The vision of the LC SVO team is to support LC engineering to develop winning LCOE wind turbine products for LC markets, leveraging advanced multibody dynamics simulation capabilities, system dynamics analysis and system optimization through controller tuning, while keeping high-standards on quality and on time delivery.

The role of the Senior SVO engineer includes high fidelity WT modeling, aeroelastic simulation and leading System Value Optimization assessments.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Load assessment for NPIs and RCAs, leveraging control technologies to mitigate mechanical loads & improve turbine power performance.

  • Drive simplification in the systems modeling, loads simulation and documentation, as well as component checks to resolve technical challenges supporting certification process along the chain from system modeling to experimental validation.

  • Support certification & sales team when interfacing with external companies and 3rd parties in the field of load simulation & certification.

  • Supports high fidelity WT model creation (Multi Body Systems), partnering with component owners to identify modeling improvement needs and ensure understanding of turbine topologies being used and associated input parameters.

  • Leads and/or supports activities in the aeroelasticity and stability domain.

  • Provides solutions in the field of simulation, operability or system trade-off recommendation to optimize the cost of energy by reducing design driving loads and maximizing the energy capture.

  • Work closely with the Controlled Tittle Holders community across the business and global team members to ensure high quality and consistency on system simulation techniques & practices.

  • Contributes to continuous improvement in methods and tools in collaboration with the AT&S team and leads process related improvements re. interfaces with the design teams.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.

  • In depth knowledge on aeroelasticity, MBS, system dynamics and fatigue loading assessment.

  • Expert knowledge of high-fidelity MBS softwares for wind turbine aero elastic simulations (Bladed, Simpack, Hawc2, Adams, etc.).

  • Effective problem identification and solving ability.

  • Proven ability to work in a cross-functional and global environment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, leading and influencing skills and a positive energy.

  • Minimum of 7 years of aeroelastic simulation experience for Wind Turbines.

Desired Characteristics

  • Wind turbine system design experience.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including ability to work across cultural boundaries in a global team.

  • Product or Project Management Experience.

  • Pro-active thinking & action to ensure quality.

  • Strong issue resolution skills and conflict management.

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