location Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Role Summary:GE is looking for an experienced Tower Engineer responsible of performing structural design and analysis of wind turbine tower components within the Tower and Foundation Subsystem team.
Essential Responsibilities:The Design Engineer supports the product through the entire life cycle from conceptual design through design and development, testing, qualification, manufacturing and installed fleet support. They drive technical excellence and continuous improvement in the design, cost performance, producibility and reliability of the component(s) under their responsibility. In addition, will work with diverse, cross-functional teams to execute component/system trade off studies and select the best designs and technologies against multiple criteria.
Design tower shell and tower structural components for wind turbines with analytical and FEA methods
Responsible for Design, Development, Testing and Certification to prove component function and reliability
Provide innovative design solutions to meet aggressive timing, product cost and reliability targets
Create and revise drawings, specifications and design practices applying GE and industry processes and standards
Knowledge management, technology watch and intellectual property
Work cross functionally with quality teams, manufacturing engineers, sourcing, suppliers, field support and others to improve product quality and first-time yield
Support manufacturing, sourcing and field support with issue resolution and quick corrective actions for design related causes (nonconformities)
Drive quick, complete technical root cause analysis of field failures and identify design related corrective actions to prevent recurrence
Support global supply chain activities for quality assurance and fulfillment across the globe
Identify and execute cost saving ideas and strategies
Drive lessons learned, best practices and standardization into drawings, specifications, design practices and processes
Qualifications/Requirements:B.A./M.A. (or equivalent) in Mechanical, Structural or Material Engineering or equivalent knowledge or experience
Strong experience in design of mechanical systems
Significant experience in wind turbine design and its components
Solid experience in designing, qualifying supplier and fleet support for mechanical components
Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Fluent English written and spoken, also fluent Spanish/German depending on location application
Technical drawing and design interpretation background
Ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries, ability to work in a matrix team environment
EU Work Permit
If contracted in Spain:
Non-national candidates are responsible to know the minimum documentation requirements to be able to be contracted in country: NIE- Social Security Affiliation Number in Spain (NAF) and Bank Account in Spain. They must be in possession of them at the time of start hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement.
Desired Characteristics:Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
Undergraduate specialization in Mechanical, Structural or Civil engineering
Master Degree in Mechanical, Structural or Civil Engineering or equivalent knowledge or experience
Working knowledge of 3D-CAD tools like UG
Working knowledge of Ansys/Workbench or other finite element analysis tools
Experience/knowledge in main recognized design codes, guidelines and standards
Experience/knowledge in non-linear buckling analysis, fatigue analysis, structural dynamics and experimental validation
Experience working with suppliers, OEMs or customers
About Us:GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. Follow us @GERenewables.
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