Secondary Air Systems (SAS) Engineer

Charlotte, North Carolina
04 Oct 2016
21 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Power Generation Services (PS)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Power & Gas Services
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Mid Level

Req ID 157521
Required Education Bachelors Degree

Location FL - Orlando, NC - Charlotte, FL - Jupiter
Required Travel 20%

Division Description
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

The Siemens Power Generation Services Division, with a broad spectrum of innovative products and services, is the leading service partner for ensuring high reliability and optimal performance of rotating power equipment within the wind, utility, oil & gas, and industrial processing industries worldwide.

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Job Description
• This position is for a Heat Transfer or Secondary Air Systems (SAS) Engineer to support R&D projects for industrial gas turbines
• The ideal candidate will join a team of engine integration engineers working on existing frames and/or the next generation of Siemens gas turbines
• This position will report to an Engine Integration manager within Siemens Gas Turbine Engineering
• This position may be filled in Charlotte, NC, Orlando FL, or Jupiter, FL


• Gas turbine performance and heat balance calculations
• Calculations relative to engine secondary airflow systems (SAS) including heat transfer parameters and correlations
• Ownership of the SAS models for various gas turbine designs, including update and design review of models or model results
• Rapid support of design trade studies requiring performance, heat transfer or SAS modeling support
• Support engine performance tests and commissioning. This may require travel to sites ~10% of total time.
• Relative to performance or SAS related issues, lead integrated product development teams to manage interfaces with gas turbine components, plant integration, and auxiliary system groups.
• Incorporate best practices from Siemens gas turbines regarding performance, sealing and engine operations.
• Develop instrumentation and testing plans to support verification and validation efforts and Field Follow of hardware.
• Develop Risk assessments (FMEA) and participate in Root-Cause investigations for gas turbine systems
• Support Package Frame Owner, Customer, Projects, Marketing, and Sales support as required on operational issues.
• Lead resolution of fleet operational issues and hardware validation when related to performance, engine SAS and heat transfer modeling.
• Familiarity with how SAS and heat transfer results are applied in whole engine thermo-mechanical modeling as it pertains to clearance optimization
• Ability to work with component design groups to drive design changes to optimize sealing performance or minimize thermodynamic losses

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

• Bachelor's Degree in an engineering discipline
• Detailed knowledge of thermodynamic cycles
• Detailed knowledge with secondary air system circuits
• Strong problem solving skills
• Strong data analysis skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• 10 - 20% travel may be required

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

• Master's Degree in an engineering discipline
• Experience with Fluid Mechanics or sealing technologies
• Experience in fluid-structure interaction modeling and conjugate thermal analysis.
• Experience with gas turbine auxiliary systems
• Experience with gas turbine control systems
• Lean or six-sigma certification
• Proficiency in one or more computational modeling (CAE) tools including Ansys, SC03, Abaqus, NASTRAN, ProE, NX for thermo-mechanical analysis.


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.
Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

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