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Mechanical Design Engineer for FEA/ CFD Analysis

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:29:27 PM
  • 2869173
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Power Conversion
Location(s): United Kingdom; Rugby

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Role Summary:
The Power Conversion, Rotating Machines Engineering Team is responsible for the design and engineering of world class Megawatts level generators/motors and delivering optimized solutions in line with the requirements from the business verticals.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Acting as an expert within the team in the field of Finite Element Analysis and 1D, 2D or 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics/ ventilation and heat transfer analysis. Using their expertise, they will not only perform analysis of this type but will also assist in the training and development of this capability within the team.
• Responsible for reviewing the detailed mechanical engineering analysis and design on all components required for large, custom rotating equipment. Calculations include stress analysis, torsional analysis, rotor dynamic analysis, thermal analysis, hydrodynamic bearing analysis, etc. This will require using in-house design software, finite element software and hand calculations.
• Provide leadership in advancing the competitive position of GE's generator products through continuous innovation and improvement of product designs, rationalization/standardization and design processes.
• Must be able to mentor junior engineers and support the Mechanical Engineering leader with training.
• Plan, coordinate, and provide technical and project guidance to engineering teams.
• Provide technical support to CAD design, manufacturing, and test personnel.
• Participate and contribute towards design practice work, share knowledge & assist in aligning the local team’s competency with that of the global teams.
• Train the Mechanical Team in researched, building and delivering internal training and developing standards.
• Understand the Global Technology & Engineering goals and objectives and help with local adoption.
• Participate in new software and new supplier qualification.
• Carry out measurement plan/campaign (without limitation of skills) to get feedback from the test bench/field and work in closed loop with theory & software.
• Work with Product Leadership teams to increase product performance to give a competitive advantage.
• Give inputs/specifications to the ITO Risk Assessment process when requested, driving subsequent mitigation plan if required.
• Read technical specifications and provide technical comment and clarification.
• Participate in writing Engineering Design Standards & Guidance.
• Support Commercial Operation and Mechanical Engineers at both ITO and OTR phase.
• Support Project & fulfillment managers at OTR phase.
• Work with Design Team and ensure that the proper vibrations / mechanical loading performance of the design is considered.
• Support Test Bench for specific tests programs execution and provide inputs in case of issue.
• Support Service Team at commissioning and after and provide inputs in case of issue.
• Participate in the global product Standardization/rationalization strategy


• Mechanical Engineering degree (or equivalent knowledge and experience) or higher.
• Specialized in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) using commercial or in-house software
• Proven experience in structural/flow/thermal analysis for rotating machines using FEA/CFD software
• Experience in structural/flow/thermal analysis definition, solution simplification and results interpretation
• In depth knowledge of rotating machines products, their engineering challenges and manufacturing processes.
• Familiarity with the application of various industry standards such as: NEMA, IEC, and API
• Ability to communicate effectively across the business/customers in English

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

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Methodical worker with focus on attention to detail.
• Structured in approach and well organized.
• Motivating and influencing change agent, driven, self-starter who reacts well under pressure.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a challenging and fast moving environment.
• Knowledge and experience in using SAP and Team center
• Proven ability to work in a dynamic team environment
• Proven ability to set and meet aggressive goals
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Flexible, motivated and driven to improve
• Ability to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and documentation
• Computer literate in Word processing, Excel and Power point applications.
• Flexible approach, willing to work extended hours if required and travel as and when required.

Locations: United Kingdom; Rugby
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