Lead Engineer 2 - Wind Towers Mech Component - E3

03 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead and perform mechanical design and analysis of wind turbine tower components within the Drives & Structures COE. The Design Engineer supports the product through the entire lifecycle from conceptual design through design and development, testing, qualification, manufacturing and installed fleet support. They drive technical excellence and continuous improvement in the design, cost, producibility and reliability of the component(s) under their responsibility.

Essential Responsibilities

• Design tower components for wind turbines
• Responsible for Design, Development, and Testing to prove component function and reliability
• Provide innovative design solutions to meet aggressive timing, product cost and reliability targets
• Create and revise drawings, specifications and design practices applying GE and industry processes and standards
• Work cross functionally with quality teams, manufacturing engineers, sourcing, suppliers, field support and others to improve product quality and first time yield
• Support manufacturing, sourcing and field support with issue resolution and quick corrective actions for design related causes (NCR, SDR, PAC)
• Drive quick, complete technical root cause analysis of field failures and identify design related corrective actions to prevent recurrence
• Support global supply chain activities for quality assurance and fulfillment across the globe
• Identify and execute cost saving ideas and strategies
• Drive lessons learned, best practices and standardization into drawings, specifications, design practices and processes
• Mentor and provide guidance to professional and lead band engineers.
• Partner with towers Principal Engineer on executing technical projects which advance the technology.


• Bachelor Degree in Engineering or equivalent
• 6+ years of Engineering or equivalent experience
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
• Ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries - US, Germany, India, Brazil, Mexico.
• Fluent in English, written and spoken

Desired Characteristics

• Undergraduate specialization in Mechanical, Structural or Materials engineering
• Masters Degree in Mechanical, Structural or Materials Engineering
• GE business tools and practices expertise
• Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification (GE Employees only)
• Wind turbine experience
• Proven project, program leadership experience
• Experience in mechanical engineering including ventilation, filtration.
• Experience in mechanical analysis - finite element analysis and/or CFD.
• Working knowledge of 3D-CAD tools like NX
• Working knowledge of ANSYS or other finite element analysis tools
• Technical drawing, GD&T and design interpretation background
• Experience working in a manufacturing and/or assembly facility
• Experience working with suppliers, OEMs or customers
• Experience leading resolution of complex multifaceted technical problems.