General Electric Senior Performance Engineer in Greenville, South Carolina

Role Summary:

The Wind Onshore Services Engineering Segment is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the role of a Senior Performance Engineer. In this role, the qualified candidate will own all aspects of turbine and farm-level performance, including simulation, analysis, testing support, nacelle transfer functions, and farm level performance guarantees.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Senior Performance Engineer you will:

  • Simulate contractual power curves that incorporate real wind and ambient conditions

  • Ensure contractual power performance tests are executed consistent with the contract requirements, and determine root cause and correct any technical issues during performance testing

  • Develop tools for predicting and analyzing turbine and farm-level performance to operationalize and enhance park output

  • Develop methods and tools for analyzing small changes in turbine performance in order to commercialize performance upgrades

  • Address variability of atmospheric conditions, and the product in predictive capability and in optimizing performance

  • Participate in industry and standards meetings / committees as needed

  • Provide leadership in testing methods, analysis methods, databases and reporting

  • Support Matlab (or similar) use, development and scripting

  • Lead development of nacelle transfer functions to accurately determine wind speed at each turbine

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience, including strong demonstration of technical and leadership skills

Desired Characteristics:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in wind turbine performance

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers

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About Us:

GE Renewable Energy harnesses 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.

With an innovative spirit and an entrepreneurial mindset, we engineer energy products and digital services that create industry-leading value for our customers around the world.

We see the promise of renewable energy everywhere we look. Our team has the courage, scale, passion, diversity and resourcefulness needed to deliver that promise wherever and however the world needs it.

Together with our customers, we’re proving that no one ever has to choose between affordable, reliable, or sustainable energy.

We are unleashing limitless energy.

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; New York, South Carolina; Greenville, Schenectady

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