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Lead Engineer- Fleet Performance Management

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/22/2017 8:58:06 AM
  • 2827353
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): India; Bangalore


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 Wind Fleet Performance Engineer will provide technical support to the local field engineers/technicians of APAC region in high-level cases. This individual will analyze the failure and day to day availability statistics of the APAC installed fleet. They will also work in close cooperation with the engineering and other cross functions to improve the turbine performance based on statistical data.

Essential Responsibilities:
In this role, you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve various fleet problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and should having ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

In addition, you will:

• Support the Field Engineers/ Customer Service Manager’s / Regional Managers in all technical needs and during customer meetings
• Work with 1st level support to identify failure trend proactively in an early phase and to initiate corrective actions by following escalation process
• Provide technical supervision for retrofits and validation of performance improvements
• Support the Product Service Engineering/ Top issues/ Engineering during Apparent Cause Evaluation/Root Cause Analysis programs in compliance with established processes with in Fleet Diagnostics Operation function
• Provide Technical Support / Repairs / Escalation for issues that have been problematic and escalated from Services team thorough the established mechanism
• Improve Pre-COD/ Post-COD issue resolution with clearer ownership and faster response
• Provide technical leadership to personnel supporting the assigned project
• Document technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures
• Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
• Participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues
• Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical engineering, Aerospace engineering from an accredited college or university
• Minimum of 5 years of professional technical experience post bachelor’s degree plus minimum of 3 plus years of wind turbine product experience in the areas of technical support/design and development/ Operation and Maintenance
• In depth knowledge on wind turbine mechanical components such as gearbox, pitch gear system, yaw gear system, bearings and other sub-systems, structures are considered as added advantage for this role

Desired Characteristics:
• Strong Communications skills both verbal and written in English
• Ability to present technical data in a succinct and clear manner
• Wind turbine Technical Versatility
• Ability to learn technology outside of one's specialty
• Distinctive ability to analyze technical processes
• Self-driven and strong leadership skills
• Ability to make decisions and to adopt responsibility
• Strong quality awareness and ability to identify future failures, defects and problems
• Ability to work with multicultural teams, strong team player
• Ability to work within structured work methods
• High flexibility and motivation
• Willingness to travel, climb turbines when necessary, ability to work at heights
• Ability to drive complex projects / issues to completion / elimination
• Good knowledge on digital tools and MS office tools such as excel, power point, outlook etc.

Locations: India; Bangalore
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