Wind R&D Loads Engineer

Boulder, Colorado
29 Oct 2016
24 Dec 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 159695
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 R&D Loads Engineer
Boulder, CO

Siemens Wind Power retains a strong position in the global market due to its state-of-the-art products made possible by a global team of exceptional employees. We are looking for a highly talented and motivated individual to join us in the field of wind turbine loads. The position will be entry to mid-level engineer working in our Boulder R&D office helping to design our next generation of turbine blades and developing new cutting-edge technology.

As a Wind R&D Loads Engineer, your primary tasks will include:  

- Blade design and load evaluation for new wind turbines
- Computational performance analysis of wind turbines including, controls, loads, structures, aeroelasticity, and aerodynamics
- Performing load calculations for product development and type approval
- Testing and validating  load calculations on prototype wind turbines
- Engaging in the early turbine design phase to ensure the optimal turbine design is achieved together with turbine Chief Engineer and Project Manage
- Improving aero-elastic modelling and structural interfaces
- Running analysis tools to test controllers and analyze loads and annual energy production
- Development of new rotor performance analysis tools and metrics for highly-active aeroelastic rotor designs.
- Collecting and processing data gathered from a field test turbine(s)
- Analysis of large data sets, including reporting and presenting analyses
- Effective interaction, communication, and collaboration with controls, aerodynamic, and structural engineers in a global team based environment, as well as local test and measurement technicians.
- Writing performance reports for product design specification and certification

Wind R&D Loads Engineer candidates are required to possess the following:

- MS degree required
- Educational background in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, or related engineering field required
- Minimum 2 years of professional working experience in the wind industry
- Knowledge of multi-body-dynamic systems including rigid and flexible elements
- Programming experience in MATLAB, FORTRAN, C/C++, or similar
- Experience handling and performing engineering analysis on large data sets.
- Strong desire and ability 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
- Willing and able to travel internationally

Wind R&D Loads Engineer candidates are desired to possess the following:

- Knowledge of controls theory and controller development
- Knowledge of loads, controls, structures, aeroelasticity, and supporting analysis tools
- Computational modeling experience using wind turbine analysis tools such as ADAMS, HAWC, FLEX or FAST
- Experience in measurement techniques, sensor technologies and data analysis and validation skills including time series and spectral analysis, wind and turbulence measurements, load measurement analysis, noise and power measurement analysis
- Knowledge of composite material mechanics and analysis methods
- Knowledge of aerodynamic modeling, wind and turbulence modeling
- Wind industry 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.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, disability status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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