General Electric Power Performance Senior Engineer in Helena, Montana
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The Onshore Wind Engineering Megawatt Constrained (MWC) Segment Power Performance team is responsible for defining power performance requirements of wind turbines, for developing & executing simulations as input to commercial power curves, for ensuring that the design meets requirements, and for supporting our customers in the execution of contractual power performance tests.
The MWC Power Performance team is seeking a Senior Engineer that will be the GE lead for customer power performance tests, demonstrate expertise in power performance testing methods, and provide leadership in analysis methods, database oversite and reporting.
As the Power Performance Senior Engineer, you will:
Be the Power performance test project leader for contractual power performance tests, working collaboratively with the customer and their independent testing entity in all phases, planning through completion
Ensure contractual power performance tests are executed, consistent with contractual requirements
Conduct terrain assessment in preparation for power performance tests
Analyze contractual power performance test data
Evaluate performance, develop risk assessments, and manage corrective action projects, if needed
Provide leadership in testing methods, analysis methods, databases and reporting
Support Matlab (or similar) use, development and scripting
Provide Power curve database over-site and quality assurance
Develop expertise in power curve testing methods (instrumentation, wind measurement, planning, analysis)
Stay abreast of industry power curve testing standards & techniques
Participate in industry and standards meetings / committees as needed
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college
Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience with demonstrated leadership of design activities and/or projects
- Ability and willingness to travel 8 weeks per year
Master's Degree / PhD in Engineering from an accredited university or college
Wind turbine test (power curve) experience
Wind turbine system and/or component design experience
Wind turbine operability / loads / power performance experience
Experience with wind turbine simulation tools and environments (i.e., FLEX5, Bladed, MATLAB, Simpack, Adams, etc.)
Experience with analysis, design, database and/or visualization tools (i.e., MATLAB, Simulink, ENOVIA, Tableau, etc.)
Fluid mechanics (e.g., turbulence) and/or atmospheric sciences experience
Demonstrated ability to work in a global, matrix organizational environment
Strong oral and written communication skills when working with the customer and colleagues
Strong project management skills
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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.