Design Engineer

GE - General Electric

Shannon, Ireland

Role Summary/Purpose

This Design Engineer role is a new permanent position, based in GE Sensing EMEA, Shannon. The position is to assist with the initial transfer of work of a product line from the US to Shannon, followed by the ongoing support of this product line. We are seeking an individual who wants a challenging but rewarding role, contributing to growing the business in line with strategic direction.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design and develop Ultrasound testing solutions, including Ultrasound probes, Ultrasound mechanical instruments and testing accessories.
  • Provide quotations for special products, then design and oversee their construction, validation and installation. This may include interaction with customers and/or sales teams on development of special solutions.
  • Support growth opportunities with the primary focus on Ultrasound probes and solutions, but with possible inclusion of Ultrasonic, and Remote Visual inspection technologies.
  • Work on non destructive testing (NDT) development projects while adhering to project schedules and performance requirements.
  • Execute with support and guidance from Engineering teams across GE to analyse, design, test and/or integrate this new product line.
  • Manage and support the assigned projects to meet business standards, practices and procedures and the product/program requirements.
  • Provide technical leadership to internal and external customers as assigned.
  • Document products and technical data generated consistent with engineering policies and procedures.
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments.
  • Participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues.
  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Physics, Instrumentation or related field from an accredited College or University
  • Minimum five years technical experience in a related industry, Oil & Gas Industry experience preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in cross functional team environment
  • Computer literate with experience using Solidworks or similar 3D design software.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with the design, test and analysis tools relevant to the function.
  • Strong Project Management knowledge
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledge of Eddy Current and Ultrasound probe design and fabrication techniques and industrial NDT applications.
  • Experience with NDT inspection systems.
  • Beneficial Skills include: Mechanical Design; Broad understanding of mechanical principles; Knowledge of machining practices; Electronics and Electro-mechanics; Six Sigma /Lean experience or certifications.
  • Practical, hands-on experience in one or more of the following NDT modalities (ET, UT,RT,RVI).

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