General Electric Systems Engineer (WT19 Platform) (f/m) in Salzbergen, Germany

Role Summary:

The WT19 Platform Team is seeking a System Engineer with demonstrated wind turbine system expertise to provide leadership in the development and implementation of this key project. He / she will perform system tradeoffs and create design requirements, root cause analyses and cost reduction projects for WT19 Platform. The successful candidate will be responsible for integrating the Wind Turbine system mechanical / structural components for all products.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead major technical product introduction, cost reduction and field resolution programs for WT19 Platform, focused on variants of base product.

  • Responsible for major and complex assignments with long-term business implications. This role contributes to the overall wind technical business strategy.

  • Establish design strategies, multi-generation system and technology plans in conjunction with Platform and Sub-system Managers.

  • Establish “first principle” wind turbine system design methodologies to improve overall system optimization and physics based understanding.

  • Provide key wind turbine system expertise through all phases of product development from requirements definition through design and development, validation and product life-cycle support.

  • Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers using reports, records, and letters.

  • Contribute to new and revised design practices to insure organizational learning.

  • Prepare invention disclosures to protect technology that gives the business a competitive advantage, as well as protecting the intellectual property rights of the company.

  • Provide mentorship inside and outside the system organization.

  • Create and approve design memorandums from a product specification, which the design groups will use as the design basis.

  • Provide the technical input for quoting limits definition.

  • Create customer facing documents.

  • Lead strategic initiatives (MGTP, tools, app space, etc.).

  • Lead conceptual designs and trade-offs.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Experience in a wind turbine engineering capacity.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English language, able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers

  • Ability to work in a worldwide, matrix team environment

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ph.D./Advanced degree in Mechanical or Wind Systems Engineering with renewable energy emphasis preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, market and manage programs that further the knowledge, understanding and capability of the business

  • Demonstrated leadership in defining the state of the art, along with the ability to teach and set standard practices within this field

  • Knowledge and experience of manufacturing process and feedback into engineering requirements

  • Familiarity with a variety of engineering areas. Major Product or Component Design Experience

  • Track record of solving tough technical problems. Has demonstrated ability to lead/guide major technology initiatives

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary teams of all levels. Strong Team Builder

  • NPI tools and techniques experience

  • Demonstrated experience and success in writing technical papers and patent applications.

  • Has established standard practices and solved significant technical problems in wind system design.

About Us:

GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.

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Locations: Germany, Spain, United Kingdom; Salzbergen, Barcelona, Southampton