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General Electric Hydro Site Test Engineer in Greenwood Village, Colorado

Job Description Summary

The site test Engineer is in charge of performing advanced measurements on hydro power plants. This includes testing of hydraulic, mechanical or electrical components. The selected candidate will be required to travel to France for first few months for training purposes.

Job Description

About us:

GE Renewable Energy’s portfolio of solutions for hydropower generation includes the broadest range of hydro solutions and services: from water to wire, from individual equipment to complete turnkey solutions, for new plants and the installed base. At GE, we believe that the combination of our extensive hydro and digital intelligence makes GE Renewable Energy well-suited to serve the intense & ongoing energy transition. Smarter and more connected, GE’s hydro plants no longer just generate power, they store it and deliver it to the grid with an unmatched level of predictability, flexibility and efficiency. GE is the largest player with 30% of globally installed base in hydro storage. The company’s turbines and generators portfolio represent more than 25% of the total installed capacity worldwide and encompasses a wide range of solutions from 5 MW to 850 MW power per unit to meet a wide range of needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

As a team member, the site test engineer will:

  • Establish the test procedure in cooperation with the project office, Hydraulic Centre of Excellence (COE), experts and the site installation department.

  • Define the appropriate methods and measurement techniques; establish the list of adequate equipment and devices; maintain the instrumentation and ensure their proper calibration.

  • Participate in the preparation, organization, and execution of the test campaign at site.

  • Conduct or supervise the test. This task requires periodic travels abroad, essentially in North America but can be worldwide.

  • Participate in data analysis, test results validation, certifying their quality and accuracy and write or validate the test reports.

  • Ensure the feedback of experience from site and guarantee the proper transmission of feedback inside the team and to other departments (Hydraulic COE, Engineering, Tendering).

  • Built and assist the test team globally, ensure its effectiveness by developing its skills and versatility.

  • Complete the database of experimental results; Share feedback of experience inside team and with Hydraulic COE and Engineering.

  • Perform continuous technology watch to improve the dedicated instruments, computer tools and methods related to measurements. Propose new techniques of measurements in order to increase efficiency and test reliability.

  • Ensure collaboration with the commissioning team, providing technical assistance to the site installation department and sharing best practices.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from engineering school or equivalent in either mechanical, fluid mechanics or instrumentation disciplines.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with data acquisition systems, sensors, strain gauges, ideally on hydro powerplants.

  • Ability and willingness to travel in the US and occasionally abroad (average 20-30% in a given year / first few months will mostly be spent in France for training).

  • Must be willing to comply with pre-employment screening, including but not limited, reference verification and background check.

  • Must have unrestricted US work authorization

Desired Characteristics:

  • Specialization in hydraulic and/or physical measurements.

  • Deep knowledge in physical measurements.

  • Good knowledge in fluid mechanics and in mechanical analysis, especially for rotating parts.

  • Knowledge on dimensioning of the main components of a power plant (turbine, generator and hydro-mechanicals) is a clear asset.

  • Knowledge of computer data collection and data processing.

  • Experience in site test or in commissioning of power plants is mandatory.

  • Strong experience in strain gauges installation and post processing.

  • Fluent in English. Other languages are much appreciated (French, Spanish).

  • Signal analysis (FFT, Waterfall, temporal).

  • Programming skills (Python).

  • Good relationship, team working spirit.

  • Capacity to work with multidisciplinary teams.

  • Reactive, open mindset, innovative, resourceful.

  • Autonomy, sense of analysis and problem solving.

  • Be concise and be persuasive when presenting tests results.

  • Be aware of EHS rules.

  • Be customer focused.

The salary range for this position is $95,500 - $141,000 USD/year. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for variable incentive compensation.GE offers benefits and programs to help you manage your personal and family needs, grow and develop you and your career, support your work / life integration, and help you stay connected through volunteerism, employee networks, and philanthropy.

Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

Additional Information

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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