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EMEA Wind Application Engineer (f/m)

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 5:21:30 PM
  • 2822401
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): Germany ; Salzbergen

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.

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Role Summary:
The EMEA Application Engineering team is part of the Wind Farm Engineering organization responsible primarily for the technical interface with Commercial Operations, Marketing, Sales, Requisition Engineering and Project Management for the Inquiry-to-Order (ITO) life cycle on New Unit Wind Turbine proposals.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Application Engineer creates technical scopes of supply and schedules for wind turbine proposals to customers. The Application Engineer works with the commercial team, engineering, sourcing and manufacturing to scope custom changes and additional customer specific features (“Design to Order”, DTO), including cost and schedule. An important part of the job is to perform a risk assessment for each opportunity.

The Application Engineer maintains systems of record of scope and schedule for wind turbine proposals overall as well as DTO's. And actively communicates all contract and project requirements to Engineering functions, utilizing internal documentation systems and ensures that the quoted turbine configurations comply with the customer requirements. Ensures timely support for responses to technical internal and external customer queries with local and global engineering colleagues. Identifies and schedules resources for execution and creates configurations in the PLM system for wind turbines (Resulting in Unit BoMs)


  • BS in an Engineering discipline or equivalent (eg. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Civil Engineering).
  • Project Management and commercial mind-set
  • Well-organized, Stress-resistant, strong ability to prioritize
  • Experience with PLM tools and/or ERP/MRP tools
  • Experience in time management / scheduling
  • Good interpersonal communication skills, self-starter
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
  • Fluent in English (and German)
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience in Wind Energy
  • Experience providing technical support to Sales, Commercial and Marketing functions
  • Experience in applicable GE internal processes and tools (Wind PLM etc.)
  • Experience in generating and delivering customer-facing technical presentations
  • Experience in working with global teams

Locations: Germany ; Salzbergen

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