Senior Blade Engineer

Recruiter
Location
Shanghai, Shanghai
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Oct 2016
Closes
12 Nov 2016
Ref
2709306
Sector
Oil and Gas
Category
Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Senior Engineer, Renewable (REN) Engineering Blades, Nacelles & Spinners COE (Center of Excellence) will drive innovation in composite component design for competitiveness in cost and performance.

Essential Responsibilities

• Have cradle-to-grave ownership of large composite wind turbine blades, nacelles and spinners
• Innovate new designs for composite wind components to meet life, performance, and cost CTQs (Critical to Quality) during NPI (New Product Introduction)
• Work actively to streamline design process
• Analyze composite structures using finite element methods
• Develop improved analysis methods for components to enhance robustness of designs
• Direct the creation of and own component drawings
• Support full scale testing of wind blades or sub-article testing
• Create certification documents for components
• Qualify suppliers, support manufacturing issues, and disposition deviations from drawings
• Simplify qualification process
• Support blade and nacelle manufacturing to meet customer fulfillment needs
• Lead RCA (Root Cause Analysis) investigations
• Create and revise design practices
• Support cost-out for existing blades and nacelles
• Interface with Systems, Loads and other global teams to integrate owned components into overall wind turbine system
• Support technology transition from NTI (New Technology Introduction) into NPI components

Qualifications/Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
• Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience

Desired Characteristics

• Solid understanding of general physics and mechanical engineering fundamentals
• Experience in structural mechanical design, such as Ansys
• Experience in Finite Element Analysis
• Proven interpersonal skills in a global team
• Proven written and oral communication skills in the English language
• Experience in structural design of composite components
• Experience with manufacture of composites
• Advanced Degree in Engineering
• Passionate about conceptualizing and developing best-in-class component designs
• Six Sigma Green Belt certified or equivalent quality certification
• Awareness of competing technologies and components in the wind market