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General Electric SENIOR ENGINEER, BLADE TEST ENGINEERING in Eastleigh, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

We are looking for an experienced Senior Engineer to join our Certification, Validation, & Compliance (CVC) function within LM Engineering & Technologies. You will be reporting to Director Test Engineering. LM’s CVC function operates some of the most advanced accredited full scale rotor blade and rotor test rigs in the industry and holds an IEC RETL (Renewable Energy Test Lab) approval for full scale rotor blade testing.

As Senior Engineer in Certification, Validation & Compliance you will manage the technical requirements between new product development projects and our full-scale blade test laboratory. Being responsible for the successful initiation, detailed planning, design, execution, control and evaluation of full-scale blade test projects and development of state-of-the-art test methods and equipment, you will be the go-to person for everything involving technical validity, timeline, and documentation.

Job Description

Key responsibilities include:

You will work cross functionally with Sourcing, Engineering and Testing Service Providers as part of the product development cycle supporting internal and external customers with on-time delivery of test specifications, method design, equipment implementation and reporting of test outcome.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Acting as technical support for the test team on test design approach, IEC 61400-23 compliance, equipment use, data analysis and conclusions

  • Bridging CVC to rest of organization by stakeholder management and technical alignment.

  • Develop test teams technical skill set by mentoring, review and training

  • Drive document quality reviews to meet department KPIs

  • Test project scoping and detailed planning

  • Drive development of test and equipment design

  • Secure equipment is manufactured and implemented according to specifications.

  • Execute planned test in internal test facility as well as at external test service providers.

  • Track and report on projects progress

  • Technical review of test reports for certifying body

  • Test method owner ship including development and implementation of new processes and procedures.

  • Identify and qualify suppliers and sub-contractors relevant for full-scale blade testing through auditing of technical capability and state of quality systems.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.Sc or B.Sc in Mechanical engineering or other appropriate fields

    • 12 years of relevant work experience
  • You have a strong theoretical background and are an "out of the box" thinker with development mindset for new methods and test equipment.

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail.

  • Rigor in execution and operational excellence. Structured technical hands-on person comfortable coordinating at workshop level.

  • Great work ethic focused on projects and delivering business value. Thrive with teamwork as well as individual activities.

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

  • Willingness to travel.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

As a person, you have good communication and interpersonal skills, and can collaborate with global team members across cultural boundaries effectively. You can coordinate several tasks simultaneously, while having effective problem identification and solution skills, and are able to work under pressure and challenging conditions. You manage work with integrity and build and maintain strong working relationships with customers and third parties. You strive on providing the optimum technical solution through improvements and change. You work independently and deliver results that supports business needs.

It is an advantage if you have:

  • Experience with experimental mechanics of composite materials including static and fatigue loading of structures.

  • Experience in finite element analysis of composite structures

  • Expert user of AutoCAD, SolidWorks or equivalent

  • Test experience from other competence areas

  • Project Management skills

  • Experience with MS Project

  • Experience with industrial scale measurement equipment

  • Familiar with ISO 17025, IEC 61400-23 and IEC-RE requirements

You care for our future generations and have a motivation to bring wind energy technology forward as a reliable and environmentally friendly energy source, and you prioritize working in an international organization with attention to values, diversity, and culture. Your personal behavior will include humility, transparency, and focus.

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