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General Electric Lead Turbine Design Engineer in Greenwood Village, Colorado

Job Description Summary

Under the responsibility of the head of the IB Turbine team, the turbine design engineer participates in the design of hydraulic turbines in the different phases of a project from basic design to commissioning of the unit, including the basic and detail design analysis and project follow up, support to manufacturing in GE’s shop and with our suppliers, commissioning and acceptance testing of the units on site.

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:

  • Analyze technical information from Work Packages (Technical Specifications, Division of Work, ...) and participate in identify the risks and technical opportunities of the project on technical matters.

  • Conduct site visits to make an assessment of the existing turbine and supervise signature tests on the unit before disassembly at site.

  • Plan and follow project engineering basic design phase and coordinate with Hydraulic design team (hydraulic test lab).

  • Perform designs and calculations of turbine components and validate critical ones with Principal/Consulting Engineers.

  • Lead design reviews and perform design review actions follow-up.

  • Provide technical support to the customer in coordination with the project System Integrator.

  • Prepare information for the execution of technical drawings and supervise and validate the draftsman work.

  • Optimize designs with Supply Chain, Site Installation to get the lowest installed equipment costs.

  • Write reports and engineering documents, including test procedures, engineering calculation notes, operation and maintenance manuals.

  • Perform Supply Chain technical support and participate to Site Installation technical support (erection and commissioning) of sub-assemblies / components designed by the IB CoE (including NCR treatment) (based as agreed with Fleet Support).

  • Follow up the performance testing of the prototype turbine on site.

  • Develop tools and design guides for Installed Base turbine engineering.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

Desired Characteristics:

  • Willingness and ability to travel.

  • Demonstrate technical leadership.

  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively.

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

  • Must have unrestricted Canadian work authorization.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.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.

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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