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General Electric Lead Engineer - Engine Performance in Rivalta di Torino, Italy

Job Description Summary

Within the AvioAero Advanced Technology Organization, the Engine Performance & Operability section is responsible for the definition of the engine performance, notably steady state, transient & operability, from the initial phase of the New Product Introduction development, post preliminary design, until the engine certification, including ground and flight testing validation.

The Performance & Operability Lead Engineer will join the team to lead the Performance & Operability work scope on the assigned projects, both for Military and Commercial products, notably engine performance analysis, transient model development, engine operability assessment, model validation by engine ground and flight testing, certification reports.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

The Performance & Operability Lead Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Work cross functionally with Controls, Operability, Systems, Aero, Heat Transfer, and hardware design engineers to accurately model and validate engine performance

  • Lead efforts to validate and update the engine performance model according to internal practice/standard and test evidence

  • Lead cross functional teams in preparation of performance audits and program design/technical reviews

  • Effectively communicate, present technical data and provide recommendations to internal and external GE customers

  • Utilize the latest thermodynamic modeling tools to analyze engine performance & operability data and provide technical direction to make program decisions

  • Liaise with the Controls organization to define the power management and performance control/limiting schedules

  • Contribute to definition of engine operability requirements (e.g. compressor stability, inclement weather, transient scheduling)

  • Support operability tasks during test validation and engine certification phase

  • Lead engine test planning, coverage and data analysis for engine tests

  • Provide technical guidance, direction and training to less experienced engineers

  • Share engineering information and promote open dialogue

  • Ensure proper documentation of all work.


  • Master's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university or college

  • Experience in engineering position in aerospace industry in a similar role in Performance, Operability, Transient Analysis and/or Controls

  • Demonstrated experience in engine thermodynamic modeling and test data support and analysis

  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of thermodynamics and aerodynamics

  • Fluency in English (speaking and writing/reading)

  • Work Visa, according to local regulation, is required

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in a performance related position

  • Prior Turboprop/Turbofan/Turbojet engine experience

  • Prior engine qualification and/or certification experience

  • Previous experience with industry or GE thermodynamic modeling tools, especially NPSS

  • Familiarity with simulation tools and high level program languages (C++, MATLAB, FORTRAN etc.)

  • Effective in contributing in a cross-functional teamwork environment

  • In-depth understanding of engineering technology and tools

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Passionate, curious and enthusiastic for engineering challenges

  • Team worker and problem solver

  • Solid oral and written communication skills

What we offer

Smart working and work life-balance

Avio Aero, when possible, promotes remote work and encourages a good, healthy and satisfying work-life balance. We value our employees’ wellbeing; hence we offer a variety of improvement programs aimed to preserve anyone’s psychological safety and daily needs.

Total Rewards

At Avio Aero, we understand the importance of Total Rewards. As a new joiner to Avio Aero we are pleased to offer the following welcome benefit plan:

  • Performance related bonuses and local bonus scheme

  • Flexible benefits platform

  • GE Aviation share plan

  • Life and injury insurance

  • Private medical cover

  • Employee assistant program

  • Employee special awards (service and recognition)   

  • Local special agreements and discounts

  • English and languages training for you and one member of your family

  • Technical, Leadership and development trainings

Inclusion & Diversity

Avio Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are strongly committed to maintain an inclusive and diverse environment. Every employment decision is taken regardless to national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, etc.

We are not all the same. Just be Yourself @AvioAero!


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No