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General Electric Power Electronics Lead Engineer in Istanbul, Turkey

Job Description Summary

At GE Aviation, we invent future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. This purpose drives us each and every day.

GE Aviation fully supports industry 2050 net-zero carbon goal. In June 2021, GE Aviation and Safran launched a bold technology development program. The CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) Program will demonstrate and mature a range of new, disruptive technologies for future engines that could enter service in by the mid-2030s. Hybrid-electric engine architecture is one of the key concepts to meet this goal for future advanced propulsion systems.

The Power Electronics Engineer will play a critical role in the Hybrid Electric team, demonstrating leadership in developing advanced technologies, executing business priorities, operational strategy, and engaging across GE globally and with industrial and academic partners.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop new applications of technology for integration of electrical power system into more electric aircraft, including integration with propulsion and aircraft systems.

  • Develop new applications of technology for product development of electrical power generation, conversion, transmission and distribution components and systems for advanced aviation applications.

  • Develop guidance for and perform design, evaluation and analysis of aviation electrical power systems including DCAC and DCDC converters and drives, motor-generators, energy storages systems and complex control systems.

  • Partner with mechanical, electrical and thermal, controls and software, manufacture and test teams to advance the development of electrical systems.

  • Develop and conduct experimental tests and evaluate results, including electrical performance of components and system integration test, environmental tests and electromagnetic compliance (EMC) test.

  • Execute resolutions of challenging technical issues related with electrical power systems and components coordinating with a diverse technical team.

  • Demonstrate technical leadership in communicating the business priorities, programs and processes for and area of business segment.

  • Presents projects plans, technical roadmaps, risks and recommendations to senior business leaders within technical space and occasionally to senior leaders in partner technical teams.

Requirements/ Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree with a minimum of 7 years of experience in electronic hardware design and development for power electronics applications

Desired Characteristics:

  • Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Electric Rotating Machines, Power Electronics, Energy Storage and Power Systems

  • Prior work experience in aerospace power generation and conversion products, aviation electrical power system, high frequency electro-magnetic design, embedded controls for power electronics, and transient/dynamic electric system theory and analysis.

  • Prior work experience in power electronics circuit design, controls, testing and troubleshooting of electrical power systems using modeling and simulation analysis tools such as Spice, Matlab, Simulink, PLECS, etc.

  • Prior experience developing and implementing digital data bus architectures and (e.g. RS-422, ARINC429, CAN)

  • Expertise in 2D/3D electromagnetic finite element design and implementation of magnetics and capacitors for pulse width modulated converters.

  • Strong technical background in mechanical and thermal design, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of electric propulsion systems.

  • Familiarity with commercial aircraft and/or engine control system certification (e.g. 14 CFR 33.28), and power systems control theory with embedded DSP and FPGA based controllers.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs/ projects though planning, marketing and development, and execution phases.

  • Demonstrated ability to generate detailed system and component hardware and test specifications, Interface Control Documents, work with partners and customers to optimize requirements and deliverables

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