Lead Design Engineer, Drive Train

Lead Design Engineer, Drive Train

GE - General Electric

Barcelona, Spain

Role Summary:

Lead and execute engineering design, analysis and product support work on wind turbine gearbox and drivetrain components.

Essential Responsibilities:

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Own mechanical and structural components design within the gearbox and drivetrain for large wind turbines;
  • Provide design calculation and mechanical problem solving;
  • Lead qualification testing/ validation support relative to equipment standards for structural, thermal rejection, vibration and acoustics in the drive train;
  • 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 the drive train. Apply GE design processes and Six Sigma methodology;
  • Lead 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.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • B.A./M.A. in Mechanical, Structural or Material Engineering, or equivalent;
  • Solid background in design of mechanical and structural components;
  • Solid experience in designing, qualifying, supplier and fleet support of mechanical components of the drive train;
  • Knowledge/experience with flexible system modelling for detailed vibration/acoustic analysis – correlation with component/system and field tests;
  • Fluent English written and spoken;
  • 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:

  • Basic knowledge of wind turbine design, components, assembly and manufacture;
  • Knowledge/experience with FEA analysis (Ansys);
  • Knowledge/experience with time series based fatigue analysis for structural components;
  • Knowledge in design and analysis tools like 3D UG, Matlab, etc.;
  • Expertise in lubrication/cooling systems – oil/grease application knowledge;
  • GE Business tools and practices expertise;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Strong desire and ability to drive improvement and change;
  • Ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries, proven ability to work under pressure and challenging conditions.

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