General Electric Sr. Engineer - Turbine Suitability and Site Optimization in Greenville, South Carolina

Role Summary:

The Senior Engineer - Turbine Suitability and Site Optimization will lead evaluations for wind farms, contribute to process development and execute digital wind strategy for world class wind turbine design and siting. You complete turbine suitability assessments and optimize wind farm design to support new wind turbine proposals and digital wind farm development.

Essential Responsibilities:

You bring a depth of technical expertise to a team with an opportunity to directly impact the commercial growth and technical capabilities of one of the largest renewable companies in the world. As an integral part of GE’s Digital Wind Farm engineering team, this critical role in the front end of the business helps us characterize the operating environments for our turbines, assessing energy production capability as well as mechanical loading, and proposing ways to add customer value.

As the Sr. Engineer - Turbine Suitability and Site Optimization , you will:

  • Support new wind farm designs through turbine suitability and mechanical loads analysis. Evaluate Annual Energy Production and suitability constraints as an input to wind farm design and layout Optimization

  • Develop solutions to increase customer value and enable digital wind farm optimization

  • Enhance GE’s digital wind strategy for speed, productivity and accuracy

  • Conceptualize, code and develop new engineering software tools to evolve the state of the art

  • Execute Flex5 (Aeroelastic) simulations to determine product suitability for proposed wind farms

  • Develop site specific controls solutions to enable turbine suitability in challenging wind regimes

  • Provide direct support to customer and lender technical teams for technical inquiries and communications, as well as review of customer specifications and site data including interfacing with product teams to facilitate implementation of new WTG offerings & features

  • Work closely with new product and platform teams to feedback siting constraints, develop product solutions and support the implementation of new technology

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science (Mechanical, Electrical, Physics, Atmospheric Science, or related) from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of 5 years of related or similar professional work experience in Wind Energy and/or Engineering

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in wind resource assessment, site screening and micrositing in the wind farm development process

  • Experience with Flex5, Bladed, FAST, ADAMs or other aeroelastic wind turbine design simulation software

  • Software development and automation / digitalization experience. Python, R, Matlab

  • Experience designing and implementing digitization solutions to improve internal fulfillment processes and workflows

  • Experience with layout optimization for wind farms

  • Experience providing technical support to sales, commercial and marketing functions. Customer negotiations for technical and commercial topics

  • Strong written, oral, & presentation skills

  • Ability and willingness to accept challenges outside of technical expertise / comfort zone

  • Global experience with proven ability to work with international teams

  • Self Motivated, Team player, with Demonstrated Creativity and Fulfillment

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree from an accredited college or university

  • PhD from an accredited college or university

  • Strong proficiency in English, with fluency in other languages than English

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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.