Lead Validation Engineer - Loads - Structural Validation

Lead Validation Engineer - Loads - Structural Validation

GE - General Electric

Barcelona, Spain

Role Summary:

The Lead Validation engineer for Loads is responsible for validating the functions and performance of wind turbines to ensure they all meet the requirements. Co- Simulation of gathered data will complete the model validation process for new product certification. Other responsibilities are specific tests for components or sub-systems to understand the behavior, performance and structural fatigue in operation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • This role will manage the test equipment and coordinate the schedule for the field validation as well as analysis and reporting;
  • Coordination with cross functional teams and third party to build up the test plan, arrange the test equipment and execute testing;
  • Lead the team for the sensor mounting and data acquisition system, collect data in routine rhythm;
  • Manage test campaigns to ensure the successful execution of the validation plan, report out if any potential risks;
  • Review data and ensure it is correct;
  • Setup of simulation models and lead co-simulation including comparison to test data;
  • Structural fatigue analysis for different components;
  • Reporting and communication to certification bodies;
  • Interpret abnormal data and troubleshooting;
  • Conduct the data analysis, and present the results to internal stakeholders.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor or above degree in Mechanical Engineering or comparable field or equivalent knowledge or experience;
  • Proven experience in machine testing and validation;
  • Good understanding of loads measurements, data analysis and loads simulation is required;
  • Some experience in structural fatigue analysis;
  • Knowledge of Strain, Pressure, Temperature, and displacement measuring systems is required;
  • Wind turbine system knowledge;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to climb wind towers;
  • Positive mindset with strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional and global environment, flexibility of working hours with global sites;
  • Self-motivated, and willing to travel;
  • EU Work Permit.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Proven wind engineering experience;
  • Experience with loads tests according IEC 61400-13;
  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving;
  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, and execute multiple program deliverables.

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