Combustion Engineer

Charlotte, North Carolina
04 Oct 2016
05 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 157353
Required Education Bachelors Degree

Location NC - Charlotte
Required Travel 15%

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
Position Overview

The Gas Turbine Combustion group in Charlotte is looking to fill a full time position. The Combustion group is responsible for the design and development of gas turbine combustor components of Siemens Gas Turbine frames. The group works in both R&D and Customer Order Engineering. These activities provide opportunities to work in both technical and project environments.
The candidate will work in a dynamic team with multiple interface partners including Frame, Turbine and Auxiliaries. The ability to effectively interface with both global team members and interface partners will be essential for success.

• Work within a multi-disciplinary team on prototype and/or production projects
• Develop product requirements specifications in conjunction with internal and external customers
• Perform heat transfer calculations on advanced gas turbine combustor components
• Develop thermal test plans and oversee tests to develop and qualify advanced gas turbine combustion hardware
• Perform CFD/combustion modeling calculations and/or finite element structural analysis calculations on advanced gas turbine combustor components
• Coordinate university research programs in the areas of Heat Transfer, CFD, experimental testing and/or thermo acoustics.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
• This position may require an export license from the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security and/or the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. Issuance of any required license is a prerequisite for this position.
• Bachelors Degree in related field.
• 5+ years Experience performing heat transfer calculations on advanced gas turbine combustor components
• 5+ years Experience performing CFD calculations and/or thermo-acoustic instabilities analysis on advanced gas turbine combustor components
• 5+ years Experience designing or manufacturing turbo machinery or rotating equipment
• Ability to work with and/or lead a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic, project oriented environment
- Experience using correlation-based fluid-mechanics, mixing, and heat transfer tools to design gas turbine components.
• CFD analysis (including RANS, URANS and LES) of combustion systems.
• Stress analysis experience including FEA and/or ASME pressure vessel code based analysis.
• Advanced knowledge of gas turbine combustion principles.
• Advanced knowledge of heat transfer principles
• 3D CAD experience, especially with NX and Pro Engineer
• Experience with the manufacture of complex parts and fabrications made from stainless steels or nickel based alloys
• Experience interfacing with internal manufacturing and external suppliers to get parts manufactured within project schedules
• Experience designing parts in a high vibration and high temperature environment
• Experience with component testing for part qualification especially combustion or shaker table testing

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.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
• MS or PhD degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
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