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Systems Simulation and Value Optimization Engineer

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/13/2017 6:48:56 AM
  • 3040142
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): Spain; Barcelona

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Role Summary:

  • Perform aero elastic load simulations for different New Product Introductions (NPIs), Services & Cost-out programs
  • From model creating to experimental validation
  • Collaborate with wind farm engineering team to explore opportunities on increasing application space
  • Implement controls technology to mitigate loads & improve turbine power performance
  • Understand turbine physics & operability to generate innovative ideas for system optimization

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Gain expertise on loads simulation tools / procedures, Design Practices & regulations (IEC, GL & DIBt guidelines)
    • Understand design requirements and perform aero elastic loads simulations for different wind turbine configurations
    • Deliver high quality system level loads, component loads & certification documents to cross functional teams
    • Lead loads certification efforts by delivering on the requirements and address any queries from certification agencies
    • Hand-off turbine simulation models to simulate site specific mechanical loads for customer fulfillment
    • Collaborate with Program Managers, System Integration Leaders (SILs), & Certification team to deliver on program requirements and business critical timelines
    • Interact with Operability & Validation teams to test & verify loads, performance & controller behavior


      • Engineering degree in Mechanical, Civil & Aerospace domains
      • Knowledge on aero, fatigue & system dynamics
      • Knowledge in the field of Wind Turbine Technology
      • Hands-on experience with wind turbine aero elastic simulation tools (Flex5, Bladed etc.)
      • Quantitative and analytical skills for simulation results interpretation; Creative problem solving skills
      • Good interpersonal communication skills to work in global organization
      • EU Work Permit

      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:

      • Knowledge on wind turbine control technologies, loads & power curve validation
      • Understanding of the IEC, GL, DIBt guidelines and compliance requirements
      • Knowledge on wind turbine component design
      • Programming skills to develop tools for process automations (Matlab, Excel VBA, etc

        Locations: Spain; Barcelona

        GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  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.

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