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Lead Design Engineer, Drive Train - Gearbox

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/13/2017 9:49:14 AM
  • 3040182
  • 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 and Drive Train 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 mechanical and structural components within the Gearbox and Drive Train for large wind turbines.
  • Provide design calculation and mechanical problem solving
  • Drive qualification testing/ validation support relative to equipment standards for structural, thermal rejection, vibration and acoustics in gearboxes.
  • Work closely with suppliers and manufacturing on the production
  • Create and revise of drawing/specifications/design practices/ certification documents for mechanical and structural components of gearboxes. Apply GE design processes and Six Sigma methodology.
  • Optimization and improvement of existing components, including load evaluation for upgrade application. Design to cost considering should cost models.
  • 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
  • Responsible for design, development and testing to prove out component functional, reliability and acoustic.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • 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 rotating machinery or gearboxes
    • Solid experience in gear and bearing design in gearbox application (journal bearing knowledge is a bonus)
    • Knowledge in design and analysis tools like 3D UG, Matlab, etc.
    • Knowledge with calculation programs like KISSsoft, LVR, LDP, MASTA
    • 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 KISSsoft, LVR, LDP, MASTA
    • 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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