General Electric Senior Design Engineer, Wind Blades in Greenville, South Carolina

Role Summary:

The Senior Design Engineer, Wind Blades will lead and execute engineering design, analysis and product support work on composite wind turbine blades.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and long-term Megawatt Constrained Segment goals. The design responsibility reaches from the conceptual design stage through prototyping to the serial implementation and support of the installed fleet.

As the Senior Design Engineer, Wind Blades, you will:

  • Execute design and analysis of composite structures for wind turbine blades

  • Lead key strategic initiatives, including wind blade NPI, NTI and Cost Out programs

  • Provide mentoring to team members and provide solutions to complicated problems

  • Participate actively in wind blade design practice and standards review / improvement

  • Develop and implement new design methodologies and tools

  • Work closely with system engineering, aerodynamics engineering and LM Wind Power on optimization of next generation wind turbine blade platform

  • Work cross-functionally with quality teams, advanced manufacturing engineers, sourcing and field support to decrease Cost of Quality and improve first time yield

  • Work with certification and testing institutes, support customer and due diligence activities

  • Drive testing / validation of composite sub-articles and full-scale blades

  • Support investigation of blade fleet issues, including root cause analysis and corrective / preventative actions

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Structural or Material Engineering from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a mechanical design engineering position

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree in Mechanical or Structural Engineering from an accredited university or college

  • Strong background in mechanical design engineering with mechanical sense and fundamental base

  • Knowledge of FMEA process with ability to identify key program risks and develop mitigation plan

  • Familiarity with GD&T, 2D Drawings and Product Lifecycle Management

  • Experience with ANSYS Workbench finite element modeling techniques

  • Experience with composite material testing (coupon / sub-article)

  • Proficient in ANSYS APDL finite element modeling techniques

  • Proficient with CATIA Composite Grid Design and MATLAB

  • Experience with Flex5 / Adams turbine load simulation

  • Familiarity with Root Cause Analysis (8D process)

  • Self-driven with the ability to solve challenging mechanical engineering problems

  • Ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

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About Us:

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world's first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. Follow us at www.ge.com/renewableenergy or on twitter @GErenewables.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.

Locations: United States; South Carolina; Greenville

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.