Wind Systems Validation Engineer (f/m)

Recruiter
Location
Salzbergen,
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Oct 2016
Closes
22 Nov 2016
Ref
2706792
Sector
Oil and Gas
Category
Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Wind Systems Validation Engineer will conduct system level wind turbine validation testing activities including measurements of turbine loads, electrical systems, acoustics, power quality, thermals, etc. In this role, the Validation Engineer will work on new product introductions, cost reduction efforts, performance improvements, and advance test & learn capabilities of the Validation team.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Design, document, and calibrate test systems in support of acoustics, loads, thermal, and other measurement campaigns.
  • Travel to test site locations to install, monitor, troubleshoot data systems
  • Operate wind turbine generators to generate special load case conditions
  • Support certification efforts for new turbine configurations
  • Manage contracts with independent test institutes to ensure high-quality test data and reports are received in timely fashion
  • Develop new test & learn capabilities
  • Perform project management functions to plan and coordinate prototype operation

    Qualifications/Requirements


    • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, electrical, aero or other engineering discipline
    • Good spoken and written English language skills
    • Ability and availability to travel up to 35%
    • Ability to climb wind turbine towers of 300 ft or more
    • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions
    • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and people/contractors
    • Hands on skills for using test equipment both electrical and mechanical

      Desired Characteristics


      • Experience in wind turbine testing, operation, & field operations
      • Experience in project management and working with third-party contractors
      • Proven ability to work under pressure and challenging conditions
      • Strong desire and ability to drive improvement and change
      • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (GE employees only)
      • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
      • Wind experience
      • Ability to work effectively in a matrix environment with a global team across cultural boundaries