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General Electric Research Engineer - Aerodynamics in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

GE Global Researchers tackle the most challenging problems through multi-disciplinary teams where the convergence of Physical and Digital technology intersect leading to truly inventive outcomes. Together, we create and sustain differentiated solutions to maintain competitive advantages for our GE businesses and external customers, such as GE Aviation, GE Power, GE Renewables, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

As a Research Engineer - Aerodynamics, you will be focused on developing technologies to improve aerodynamic, aero-acoustic and thermal performance for various GE products. You will perform research and technology development for the next generation of aircraft engine, gas turbine, and wind turbine products and services.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

You will work in a team carrying out research and development of next generation aerodynamics, for turbomachinery and non-tradition turbomachinery products. Specifically, you will develop aerodynamic and thermal technology and concepts specific to aircraft engines, gas turbines, and wind turbines. In this role you will:

  • Independently execute tasks using your technical skills for projects in the field of aerodynamics and aero-acoustics.

  • Work as part of a team executing on multi-generation technology programs to enable future design advancements.

  • Participate in high fidelity computational analyses.

  • You will use both proprietary and commercial CFD and computational aero-acoustic solvers.

  • Participate in validation & verification efforts to advance computational methodologies and/or to demonstrate new technologies.

  • Interface with experimentalists to ensure high quality data acquisition.

  • Develop ideas and concepts to improve aerodynamic/aero-acoustic performance and operability of turbomachinery components.

  • Collaborate with the GE Aviation and GE Renewables engineering community to communicate and validate state-of-the-art aerodynamic and aero-acoustic prediction methodologies and analysis systems.

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related disciplines OR Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related disciplines with at least 5 years of relevant experience

  • Experience and knowledge of fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, and CFD. Experience in meshing & using engineering simulation/analysis tools (such as CFX or Fluent) to model turbomachinery flows

  • Ability to investigate, model and provide critical insight into complex physical flow phenomena

  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team

  • Good communication skills and ability to interface with senior leaders and customers with clarity and confidence

  • Due to the nature of the duties of this position, this role requires the individual to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

Desired Characteristics :

  • At least 3 years of industrial or research experience in turbomachinery aerodynamics and/or wind turbine aerodynamics

  • Demonstrated proficiency in meshing & using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), hi-fidelity LES based approach and high performance computing

  • Outstanding programming skills including expertise with FORTRAN, C++ and Python

  • Passion for science and technology and clear evidence of innovation and creativity

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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).

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes