Senior Bearing Engineer – Drives and Structures COE

10 Nov 2016
10 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Successful candidate will join GE's Onshore Wind Engineering organization. The role offers design, analysis, supplier qualification, testing and hardware design opportunity focusing on Wind Turbine Pitch bearing systems for utility scale wind turbines

Essential Responsibilities

• Lead projects and teams pertaining to new products, technology, processes and/or field issues with a heavy focus on testing, quality, and reliability of pitch bearings
• Lead design, analysis and testing of pitch bearing systems with a heavy focus on test and validation of design methodology to meet life criteria
• Provide expertise, collaborate on strategy, and execute global bearing testing strategy
• Collaborate with cross functional teams for managing the pitch bearing reliability risks through the product life cycle from manufacture to end of life including activity such as material specifications, validation of specifications, supplier collaboration, verification of field utilization to design assumptions all of which may also include travel as required
• Collaborate, consult and coordinate with GE's Offshore Wind team to drive best practices between the organizations and share domain expertise
• Work with external parties to research and develop reliability requirements and life calculation methodology used to evaluate bearing fatigue life and reliability
• Support improved analysis methods for components to enhance robustness of designs
• Provide expertise and collaborate on the digital transition to wind turbine bearing design
• Improve design practice rules and documentation for continuous improvement of the rotating parts design team.
• Work to develop, build and execute the necessary tests to validate and prove robustness of component designs.
• Utilize hand calculations, FEA and field data to optimize designs against acceptance criteria and determine root cause of Field Issues


• Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Extensive years of relevant design and testing experience with bearings
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Desired Characteristics

• Experience in analytical tool development, validation and implementation
• Expert knowledge on component design practices and bearing fatigue calculation and validation
• Hands on experience with Wind turbine bearing design and testing
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated strong project leadership skills and solving complex technical challenges
• Wind Turbine system design, analysis and development experience
• Strong materials knowledge and bearing manufacturing process knowledge
• Demonstrated strong mechanical design fundamentals
• Exposure to Product Life Cycle Management processes & tools, hardware ownership
• Experience with various (roller, ball, other) bearing design and usage