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General Electric Lead Engineer Combustion Aero - Experimental (m/f/d) in Garching, Germany

Job Description Summary

As a member of our team in Garching, you will be an expert in combustion aerodynamics design and will work within commercial aero engine combustor programs and externally funded research programs. Two focus areas of your engineering work will be the development of advanced, low emission combustion systems for the CFM RISE open fan architecture and for the Airbus ZEROe hydrogen application.

About Us

Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead. At GE Aerospace, we believe the world works better when it flies. As a world-leading provider of jet engines, components, and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft, our substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead. We have a relentless dedication to the future of safe and sustainable flight and believe in our talented people to make it happen.

GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer where inclusion matters. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Execute the combustion aero design/analysis/evaluation of assigned projects that meet business standards and product/program requirements following best practices and standard lean 6-sigma approaches.

  • Lead the development, analysis, and testing of low-emission combustor designs focused on aero and thermo-acoustics.

  • Formulate and implement plans to achieve technical requirements, schedules, and contract commitments.

  • Interact with co-workers within GE combustion community and external partners to establish best practices and technical achievements.

  • Monitor and communicate project status, business issues and significant developments at all senior leadership levels.

  • Lead or participate in organizational efforts in assigned projects and/or tasks.

  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews.

  • Lead national/European research projects supporting the development of advanced low emission combustion technologies for future applications.


  • MS in combustion aero with focus on aero design, emissions and aeroacoustics.

  • Several years industrial experience in combustion aero for gas turbine applications, in particular on emissions, measuring/testing and design modifications to meet customer and regulators requirements.

  • Expert in experimental testing of gas turbine combustors including application of advanced, optical measurement techniques.

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with the ability to communicate at a variety of levels, from detailed design reviews to high-level leadership reviews.

  • Strong leadership skills capable of leading technical teams to execute assigned projects meeting deliverables on time and on budget.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of combustion fundamentals, combustor aero design, combustor testing, combustion dynamics and their application to new aero engine concepts and in-service products.

  • Effective in contributing to a cross-functional teamwork environment.

Desired Characteristics:

  • PhD in combustion aero with focus on experimental testing including application of advanced, optical measurement techniques, emissions and aeroacoustics.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with capabilities to work in international environments.

  • Working knowledge of current and oncoming aero-engine emission certification requirements (EASA/FAA), procedures and application to latest aero engine products.

  • Proven track record of conceiving, designing, carrying out and interpreting results of aero engine or gas turbine combustion aero designs, in particular for emissions.

  • Ability to guide and influence others.

  • Knowledge of Export Control regulations.

  • Six-Sigma Green Belt certified.

  • Aviation tagger certified.

  • Able to self-manage workload across a number of tasks.

  • Self-directed and motivated.

What we offer

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognizes the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance. As a new joiner to GE Aerospace, we are pleased to be able to offer you the following in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs:

  • company pension plan,

  • supplemental health insurance,

  • long service awards, invalidity, and death insurance,

  • holiday storage and fitness subsidy.


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes