Wind Turbine Blade Design Structure Engineer

Boulder, Colorado
04 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Wind Power and Renewables (WP)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Onshore
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Mid Level

Req ID 156482
Required Education Masters Degree

Location CO - Boulder
Required Travel 10%

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, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division is a leading supplier of reliable, environmentally-friendly and cost-efficient renewable energy solutions. Driving down the cost of wind power is our key target as we strive to make renewable energy fully competitive with conventional energy sources.

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Job Description
Wind Turbine Blade Design Structure Engineer
Boulder, CO

Wind Turbine Blade Design Structure Engineer
Siemens Wind Power (SWP) is a dominant player in the global wind turbine market and maintains its position by offering state-of-the-art products made possible by a team of exceptional employees. SWP is currently seeking highly talented and motivated candidates for an entry level Wind Turbine Blade Design Structure Engineer position at our Boulder Center of Competence to design the next generation of turbine blades and blade technology.

Responsible for all new blade design at SWP, the Boulder Center of Competence brings together a multi-disciplinary group of engineering experts in aerodynamics, acoustics, structures, loads and controls that work concurrently to solve design and technology problems.

As a Wind Turbine Blade Design Structure Engineer, your primary tasks will cover:

• Conceptual/detailed design and structural analysis of modern, utility-scale, composite wind turbine blades.
• Multi-objective structural design optimization for function, cost and manufacturability.
• Effective collaboration and communication with aerodynamic, loads, controls and manufacturing engineers in a global, team-based environment.

Wind Turbine Blade Design Structure Engineer s are required to possess the following:

• Master's degree required. Educational background in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil/Structural Engineering required.
• Minimum one (1) year of industry work experience (internships & co-ops included).
• Excellent knowledge of composite structures and composite manufacturing methods.
• Computational modeling experience with state-of-the-art FEA/FEM solvers (ANSYS, NASTRAN, etc.).
• Programming experience in MATLAB, FORTRAN, C/C++, or similar.
• Strong desire, ability, and adaptability to learn and to solve difficult technical challenges through innovation, dedication and cooperation with a global team.
• Strong desire to develop and grow under the guidance of senior level engineers.
• Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written reports.

Wind Turbine Blade Design Structure Engineers are desired to possess the following:

• Prior experience in the wind industry or large-scale composite design and manufacturing experience.
• Product design experience from concept through production.
• Knowledge of aeroelasticity, plate and shell theory, cross sectional analysis of composites beam and general beam theory.
• Knowledge of design optimization algorithms.
• Experience with CAD software such as AutoCAD, CATIA, NX, PRO-E, etc.
• Reliability engineering and probabilistic design background and experience.

It is essential that you are able to work and thrive both independently and in a team environment, have a systematic and well organized approach, and maintain solid oversight of projects.

We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an innovative, global company at the leading edge of green technology. Our working environment is open, inspiring and diverse. We provide immense opportunities for both your personal and professional development.

Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

Offer of employment with Siemens is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

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