Lead Validation Engineer

Tehachapi, South Carolina
03 Oct 2016
29 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lead 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

As the Lead Validation Engineer you will:
- 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
- Strong emphasis on electrical systems test
- Wind related experience


- Bachelor's degree in Electrical, or other engineering discipline
- 3 years experience in Engineer or related field
- 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

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

- Wind related experience
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects and people/contractors
- Hands on skills for using test equipment both electrical and mechanical
- 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
- Ability to work effectively in a matrix environment with a global team across cultural boundaries
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