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General Electric Sr Engineer – System Value Optimization, NPI System Integration Leader in Greenville, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

The System Value Optimization Team is responsible for conceptual design of new wind turbines, system simulation through the new product development process, site specific optimization of new wind farms, and the development of analytical tools and methods.

As a System Integration Leader, you will work with multiple stakeholders to drive a turbine platform through the NPI process.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with establishing timelines and deliverables, including loads cycle planning and scoping

  • Working with the Systems team and component teams to ensure proper approach for loads simulation to meet business need

  • Working with loads engineers and technical leaders to ensure quality and on-time delivery of loads

  • Own design reviews through NPI process

  • Developing and exercising system simulation models for the purposes of system-level stability analysis for wind turbines

  • Executing and advancing wind turbine system simulation models for the purposes of system design, analysis, loading calculations, etc.

  • Collaborating with the Applications Engineering team to develop solutions that enhance wind farm value and grow product application space

  • SVO SIL for NPI platform creates timelines and deliverables (load cycle planning), ensures SVO support for NPI needs by working cross-functionally throughout the organization and in close collaboration with SVO Manager.

  • Identify opportunities in wind turbine operation or system trade-offs to improve customer value

  • Develop methodologies to selectively target load reduction technologies based on analysis of component design driving loads

  • Support MLA automation and productivity

  • Provide technical expertise in multi-body simulation analysis and model construction to the rest of the System Value Optimization team

  • Develop new system simulation processes for the use of Simpack by the System Value Optimization team for NPI loads calculations

  • Assist with the verification and validation of wind turbine simulation models

  • Develop, tune, and maintain the wind turbine dynamic simulation models according to IEC guidelines and GE design processes

  • Perform loads calculations for new turbine configurations and turbine upgrades

  • Collaborate with Systems Engineers, System Integration Leadership, and Program Managers on simulation results, design challenges, and analysis techniques

  • Identify opportunities for simplification and automation of processes for loads simulations

  • Assist in the development of computational tools and process automation

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in systems engineering or system simulation and modeling

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with wind turbine system optimization or design tradeoffs to reduce wind turbine levelized cost of electricity

  • Experience with multi-body simulation codes (ADAMS, Simpack, etc.)

  • Experience with system-level stability or dynamics analysis

  • Experience with the development and validation of system simulation models

  • Knowledge of wind turbine operation, control technologies, operability, or validation

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Python programming experience

  • Demonstrated ability for process automation projects

  • Experience with the new product introduction process

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . 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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes