Lead Design Engineer, Wind Drives and Structures CoE (f/m)

03 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead and execute engineering design, analysis and product support work on wind turbine gearbox and drivetrain components. 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.

Essential Responsibilities

• Design mechanical and structural components within the gearbox and drivetrain for large wind turbines.
• Provide design calculation, mechanical problem solving and product
• Design analysis, product selection and qualification testing/ validation support relative to equipment standards for structural, thermal rejection, vibration and acoustics in turbomachinery or gearboxes.
• Work closely with suppliers and manufacturing on the production
• Create and revise of drawing/specifications/design practices for mechanical and structural components of gearboxes. Apply GE design processes and Six Sigma methodology.
• Optimization and improvement of existing components, including load evaluation for upgrade application
• 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 component functional, reliability and acoustic.


  • B.A./M.A. in Mechanical, Structural or Material Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Solid background in mechanical design engineering, with good mechanical sense and fundamental base
  • experience in qualifying, supplier and fleet support of rotating machinery or gearboxes (including anti-friction and plain journal bearings).
  • Knowledge in design and analysis tools like 3D UG, Matlab, etc.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Technical drawing and design interpretation background
  • Gears and anti-friction/ journal bearing knowledge is a bonus
  • Ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries
  • Fluent English written and spoken

Desired Characteristics

  • Master Degree in Mechanical or Structural Engineering
  • Familiar with one or more of the calculation programs like KISSsoft, LVR, MASTA
  • GE Business tools and practices expertise
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and challenging conditions.
  • Strong desire and ability to drive improvement and change