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Lead Engineer - Performance Engineering

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/26/2017 2:55:49 AM
  • 2758574
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Power Services
Location(s): United Arab Emirates ; Jebel Ali, Dubai

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.

Role Summary:
The Lead Application Engineer has functional responsibility for assigned engineering work. Primary responsibilities include modeling, configuration and delivery of GE P&W’s thermal performance monitoring & Industrial Internet suite of thermal performance analytics. You will work with the PS Performance Engineering, Fleet Management, Reliability & GE Digital teams to support the delivery of SW Solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Support Big Data and Industrial Internet initiatives through modeling existing power plants using industry standard tools, validating results using engineering principles, and deploying to the central system
• Apply creative problem solving skills to develop solutions to product delivery and development challenges, or in support of business programs
• Deliver thermodynamic performance monitoring, controls and optimization solutions that meet the CTQs of our power generation customers.
• Configure, install, validate, and provide ongoing support for the online performance monitoring and diagnostic systems.
• Knowledge of ASME and PTC codes for plant performance.
• Use GateCycleTM software to configure thermal models to support the requisition of GE suite of thermal performance monitoring systems and big data/industrial internet initiatives.
• Perform engineering studies for Gas Turbine, Steam Turbine and Combined Cycle plant performance.
• Assist plant engineers in monitoring equipment performance, investigating potential performance and operational problems, and providing recommendations to maximize plant net revenue.
• Develop thermal analytics with Matlab & Python that integrate with GE PredixTM and other Industrial Internet technologies
• Provide critical Engineering support for business programs (FastWorks, Simplification, cross functional engineering initiatives, etc.)
• Assist in development of new technologies and procedures, which will help reduce overall product cost & cycle
• Train plant personnel on use of performance monitoring systems.
• Travel to domestic and foreign power plants (10-30%).
• Coordinate with critical functional organizations & CTHs to ensure proposed solutions are compatible with the unit, customer needs and GE design standards.
• Document technical data consistent with engineering policies and procedures
• Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments

• Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
• 3+ years of professional experience in power generation industry in the areas of integrated plant operations, thermal performance, advanced process control, or a combination of these
• Strong power generation equipment design experience or operations & maintenance domain expertise
• Excellent written and oral communication skills to convey technical concepts to business and technical personnel.
• Strong analytical skills working independently and in a team.

Desired Characteristics:
• Understand GE's products, capabilities and limitations in sufficient detail to be able to develop offerings that meet customer needs.
• Experience in plant performance and systems operations
• Familiarity with power plant DCS and plant historians
• Working knowledge of thermodynamic modeling & simulation software
• Familiarity with testing and measurement systems and with data interpretation
• Experience working with customers.
• Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
• Experience working with field data and information
• Working knowledge of Thermal modeling, analytic platforms & data visualization methods
• Coding & analytics development experience with Matlab, Python
• Controls & integrated plant operations across various plant operating scenarios

Locations: United Arab Emirates ; Jebel Ali, Dubai

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  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.
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