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General Electric Wind Turbine Controls Validation Engineer in Greenville, South Carolina

Role Summary:The Wind Turbine Controls Validation Engineer works in a global, digital-industrial environment and is dedicated to the validation of wind turbine control systems. This role provides first-hand knowledge of wind turbines & wind turbine controls system design. It also provides exposure to remote fleet level management of thousands of installed wind turbines as well as the controls software development process. ,p>

Essential Responsibilities:Primary responsibilities include simulation testing and validation of controls systems software releases, as well as customer issues resolution. Occasionally, the engineer might be called to support controls software development activities, with requirements gathering through collaboration with components and systems teams, strategy and algorithm development of controls features, documentation of software design, computer / lab simulations, and field validation tests.

As the Wind Turbine Controls Validation Engineer, you will:

  • Perform controls software builds

  • Simulate and validate controls software releases

  • Remotely download and test physical wind turbines

  • Troubleshoot controls software issues and provide resolution

  • Support Controls configuration management activities

  • Contribute to controls software release planning and perform coordination

  • Support validation tools and methods development

  • Provide timely customer support

  • Maintain control of the safety aspects of the Wind Turbine as software and electrical components change


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar field with Renewable Energy emphasis

  • Minimum of 3 years experience relevant to design, validation of controls software, preferably in wind turbine systems

  • Minimum of 2 years experience developing software in MATLAB / Simulink

Desired Characteristics:

  • Some knowledge of Wind Turbine Generator physical principles

  • Ability to succeed in a global team environment

  • Team player with strong communication skills

  • Broad technical knowledge of wind turbines

  • Experience in modeling, controls, dynamics, testing, and design of wind turbines

  • Skilled in control system design for wind turbine applications, including advanced controls

  • Experienced in modeling and simulating wind turbines in computer simulation codes, such as ADAMS, Bladed, Flex5, and FAST, Simulink or equivalent industry simulation tools

  • Experienced in validation of wind turbine simulation codes in comparison to measurement data

  • Experienced in performing analysis and evaluation of loads data and measurement sensors

  • Experience with GE Mark VIe controller

  • Experience with wind turbine monitoring, control and automation hardware and software

  • Understanding of electric utility transmission and distribution systems

  • Experience with working in a global, cross-functional team

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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.

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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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: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).Additional Locations:United States;South Carolina;Greenville;