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Systems Engineering – Thermal analysis – Onshore

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/19/2018 9:52:02 AM
  • 3047495
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): India, Spain; Barcelona, Bangalore

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Role Summary:
The Systems Thermal Engineer should have expertise on system level thermal management for Wind Turbines. He/she will work with subsystems SILs and component owners to define system level strategy to manage thermal conditions inside wind turbine. He/she will develop strategies to expand Wind Turbine thermal capabilities and specify design requirement for component regarding thermal environment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical solutions and design support for Wind Turbine Thermal Balance
  • Provide analysis and data processing leading to the identification and reduction of temperatures inside the wind turbine
  • Provide support to develop Thermal models, including detailed CFS, simplified CFD models as well as analytical models
  • Interact with design engineers in simultaneous engineering team to provide inputs for new wind turbine design.
  • Execute experimental models to validate assessment models, methods and turbine design and to develop new technologies
  • Interact wit tool developers to provide input for next generation tools development and validation
  • Support the system level optimization targeting trade-off solutions for cost of energy reduction
  • Assess design risks and establish validation plans for new concepts in thermal design
  • Consideration of environmental conditions (temperature, air density, wind speeds and solar radiation) relative to their influence on the operation of the wind turbine regarding thermal behavior
  • Support the complete design review process regarding the thermal behavior of wind turbines and all its interaction regarding component specification, design and validation including generation of all related documentations


    • Master degree in Engineering (mechanical, Aero, thermal…)
    • Strong experience in an engineering position that demonstrates knowledge in heat flow and analysis
    • Significant experience in CFD analysis tools
    • Quantitative and analytical skills for simulation results interpretation
    • Creative problem-solving skills
    • Good interpersonal communication skills to work in global organization
    • EU Work Permit - if being hired 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:

    • Knowledge in the field of Wind Turbine Technology
    • And wind turbine component design
    • Experience measuring fluid dynamics

      Locations: India, Spain; Barcelona, Bangalore

      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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