Micrositing Turbine Suitability Engineer
Company: General Electric
Location: Austin, Texas
Posted: December 14, 2017
Reference ID: 3039616
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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.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.
The Micrositing Turbine Suitability Engineer will lead evaluations for wind farms, contribute to process development and execute digital wind strategy for world class wind turbine design and siting. You will complete turbine suitability assessments to support Wind Turbine proposals and digital wind farm development.
As an integral part of GE's Digital Wind Farm engineering team, this critical role in the front end of the business helps us characterize the operating environments for our turbines, assessing energy production capability as well as mechanical loading, and proposing ways to add customer value.
As the Micrositing Turbine Suitability Engineer, you will:
+ Support new wind farm proposals through turbine suitability and mechanical loads analysis
+ Evaluate Annual Energy Production and suitability constraints as an input to wind farm design and layout Optimization
+ Develop solutions to increase customer value and enable digital wind farm optimization
+ Enhance GE's digital wind strategy for speed, productivity and accuracy
+ Execute Flex5 (Aeroelastic) simulations to determine product suitability for proposed wind farms
+ Develop site specific controls solutions to enable turbine suitability in challenging wind regimes
+ Provide direct support to customer and lender technical teams for technical inquiries and communications, as well as review of customer specifications and site data including interfacing with product teams to facilitate implementation of new WTG offerings & features
+ Work closely with new product and platform teams to feedback siting constraints, develop product solutions and support the implementation of new technology
+ Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science (Mechanical, Electrical, Physics, Atmospheric Science, or related) from an accredited college or university
+ Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering
+ Experience in wind resource assessment, site screening and micrositing in the wind farm development process
+ Experience with Flex5, Bladed, FAST, ADAMs or other aeroelastic wind turbine design simulation software
+ Software development and automation / digitalization experience
+ Experience designing and implementing digitization solutions to improve internal fulfillment processes and workflows
+ Experience with layout optimization for wind farms
+ Experience providing technical support to sales, commercial and marketing functions
+ Customer negotiations for technical and commercial topics
+ Strong written, oral, & presentation skills
+ Ability and willingness to accept challenges outside of technical expertise / comfort zone
+ Global experience with proven ability to work with international teams
+ Self Motivated, Team player, with Demonstrated Creativity and Fulfillment
+ Master's Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree from an accredited college or university
+ PhD from an accredited college or university
+ Strong proficiency in English, with fluency in other languages than English
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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf . 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 conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.