General Electric Structures Manager (f/m/d) Tower Engineering in Salzbergen, Germany

Role Summary:

You will lead a team of structural engineers, doing the calculation and analysis of wind turbine tower components within the Tower and Foundation Subsystem team.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Design Engineering team supports the product through the entire life cycle from conceptual design through design and development, testing, qualification, manufacturing and installed fleet support. In addition you will drive technical excellence and continuous improvement in the design, cost performance, producibility and reliability of the component(s) under their responsibility.

  • Manage a team of structural experts in Salzbergen, Barcelona and Bangalore

  • Coordinate tower shell designs and tower structural components for wind turbines with analytical and FEA methods

  • Responsible for Design, Development, Testing and Certification to prove component function and reliability

  • Provide innovative design solutions to meet aggressive timing, product cost and reliability targets

  • 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 (nonconformities)

  • Knowledge management, technology watch and intellectual property

  • Drive quick, complete technical root cause analysis of field failures and identify design related corrective actions to prevent recurrence

  • Drive lessons learned, best practices and standardization into drawings, specifications, design practices and processes

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Degree in Mechanical, Structural or Material Engineering or equivalent knowledge or experience

  • Profound experience in design of mechanical systems

  • Profound experience in wind turbine design and its components

  • Experience managing design engineering teams

  • Solid experience in designing, qualifying supplier and fleet support for mechanical components

  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems

  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Ability to work with global team members across cultural boundaries, ability to work in a matrix team environment

  • Fluent English written and spoken

Desired Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of 3D-CAD tools like UG

  • Working knowledge of Ansys/Workbench or other finite element analysis tools

  • Experience/knowledge in main recognized design codes, guidelines and standards

  • Experience/knowledge in non-linear buckling analysis, fatigue analysis, structural dynamics and experimental validation

  • Experience working with suppliers, OEMs or customers

About Us:

Renewable Energy offers its customers solutions for energy production from renewable resources such as wind, solar and biogas. With more than 18,000 installed wind turbines globally, GE Energy provides more than 25,000 megawatt installed capacity of clean and efficient energy. A comprehensive service program supports clients from project development to operation and maintenance, to solutions for network integration and the commercial exploitation of wind energy. In Germany, GE Wind Energy is represented by almost 2,000 wind turbines. The wind turbines are manufactured in Salzbergen, Lower Saxony - GE's European headquarters for renewable energy, where also the European Customer Service and Training Center is located.

GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles... people like you.

Locations: Germany, Spain; Salzbergen, Barcelona