General Electric Wind Turbine Generator Engineering Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Role Summary:

The Wind Turbine Generator Engineering Manager will own the technical leadership and strategy on the design of generators for wind turbine applications. In this role, you will execute business critical new product introductions, drive cost-out competitiveness, develop technology to increase AEP / reduce costs, and ensure world-class performance.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Wind Turbine Generator Engineering Manager, you will:

  • Build and lead a global team of 10+ engineers for wind turbine generator design

  • Lead the strategy, new technology, new design, fulfillment and sustaining efforts for wind turbine generators, ensuring compliance and adherence to GE Renewables Engineering processes

  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with Segment leaders, Supply Chain and Global Research Center to execute strategy, grow share / profitability and deliver for customers

  • Align with the segment engineering team on priorities and deliverables for wind turbine generators, driving cost and performance for these components

  • Develop technology that meets the market segment needs, and drives efficiency and added AEP for customer sites

  • Engage with customers to drive their success through fleet monitoring and issue resolution

  • Partner with stakeholders to drive corrective and preventative actions to deliver world-class quality for wind turbine generators

  • Develop and execute customer facing and internal digital strategy for generators

  • Execute testing and validation plans for components

  • Provide leadership with high integrity and oversight of processes, protecting intellectual property, export controlled information and strategic technology

  • Create an engineering mindset for excellent design of manufacturability and design for reliability

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • 8+ years of proven generator / electrical / power conversion technology experience

  • Rotatingmachinery design or manufacturing experience

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time

  • EU Work Permit (if applicable)

  • If contracted in Spain: Non-national candidates are responsible for knowing the minimum documentation requirements to be able to be contracted in country: NIE - Social Security Affiliation Number in Spain (NAF) and Bank Account in Spain. They must be in possession of these at the time of hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree / PhD in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university or college and/or equivalent knowledge / experience

  • Wind industry expertise with proven results developing and implementing component design

  • Design for manufacturability, design for reliability and design to cost experience

  • Rotating machinery design and/or manufacturing experience

  • DFIG design and manufacturing knowledge

  • Power conversion experience

  • Experience establishing vision, and building / leading teams to successful customer and business outcomes

  • Clear thinker: communicates in clear, concise manner / drives clarity in ambiguous situations

  • Strong interpersonal skills with presence, high credibility and ability to develop relationships

  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to solve complex technical challenges

  • Start-up mindset

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About Us:

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world's first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. Follow us at www.ge.com/renewableenergy or on twitter @GErenewables.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Locations: Spain, United States; South Carolina; Greenville, Barcelona

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.