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Lead Design Engineer, Drive Train – Lubrication Systems

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/13/2017 8:49:26 AM
  • 3040178
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): Spain; Barcelona

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Role Summary:
Lead and execute engineering design, analysis and product support work on wind turbine gearbox lubrication and cooling system components. In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals. The design responsibility reaches from the conceptual design stage through prototyping to the serial implementation and support of the installed fleet

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design lubrication and cooling system components within the gearbox and drivetrain for large wind turbines
  • Provide design calculation and mechanical/thermal problem solving
  • Drive qualification testing/ validation support relative to equipment standards for structural, thermal rejection, vibration and acoustics
  • Work closely with suppliers and manufacturing on the production
  • Create and revise of drawing/specifications/design practices/ certification documents for lubrication and cooling system of gearboxes and drive train. Apply GE design processes and Six Sigma methodology
  • Optimization and improvement of existing components, including capacity evaluation for upgrade application. Design to cost considering should cost models
  • Apply lesson learned to avoid / fix leakage issues for new units and installed base
  • Work with certification and testing institutes, support customer and due diligence activities
  • Work cross-functionally with quality teams, manufacturing engineers, sourcing, planning, field support and others to improve first time yield
  • Investigate causes for component interferences, functional failures, gearbox excessive vibration


    • B.A./M.A. in Mechanical, Structural or Material Engineering, or equivalent
    • Strong engineering or other technical experience
    • Solid background in mechanical design engineering, with good mechanical sense and fundamental base
    • Solid experience in designing, qualifying, supplier and fleet support of drive train (gearbox) lubrication and cooling systems
    • Solid experience in cooling and lubrication system design in gearbox application
    • Solid experience in gearbox shaft seal system
    • Knowledge in design and analysis tools like Flowmaster, etc.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Technical drawing and design interpretation background
    • Ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries
    • Fluent English written and spoken
    • 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:

    • Master Degree in Mechanical or Structural Engineering
    • Basic knowledge of wind turbine design, components, assembly and manufacture
    • Familiar with one or more of the calculation programs like Flowmaster
    • GE Business tools and practices expertise
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and challenging conditions. Strong desire and ability to drive improvement and change
    • Willingness to travel

      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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