Location(s): United States; New York, South Carolina; Schenectady, Greenville
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Role Summary: 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.
Essential Responsibilities: 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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Locations: United States; New York, South Carolina; Schenectady, Greenville
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