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Blade Design Aerodynamics Engineer

Boulder, Colorado

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Business Unit: Power and Gas
Requisition Number: 230154
Primary Location: United States-Colorado-Boulder
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Master's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

With a worldwide installed capacity of 75 GW, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has a presence in more than 90 countries and a team of 27,000 employees worldwide. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses onshore and offshores wind turbines design, manufacturing, installation as well as cutting-edge service solutions. The global headquarters and legal domicile of the company is located in Zamudio, Spain. The company is listed on the Spanish stock exchange.

Job Description:

Blade Design Aerodynamics Engineer
Position Overview
Do you feel prepared to design wind turbine blades for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and contribute to make real what matters - clean energy for generations to come?
The Boulder R&D Center for Blade Design is composed of a multi-disciplinary group of engineering experts in aerodynamics, acoustics, structures, loads, and controls, who work concurrently to design new blades and develop new technologies. This world-class center offers an open, inspiring, and diverse working environment located at the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado, an amazing place to work and live.
We are looking for an engineer to join our Blade Design Aerodynamics team and directly contribute to the development of new products and new blade technologies. 


As a Blade Design Aerodynamics Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Designing the external shape of new wind turbine blades for SGRE
  • Developing tools and workflows in support of SGRE's industry-leading multi-fidelity / multi-disciplinary / multi-objective blade design methodology
  • Performing computational analysis of airfoils and blades using models across a wide variety fidelity levels: BEM, panel methods, and CFD
  • Conducting wind tunnel testing to validate airfoil performance and field tests to validate blade performance
  • Collaborating with a diverse group of engineers in a global, team-based environment

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

Blade Design Aerodynamics Engineers are required to possess the following:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience in aerodynamic design of airfoils and blades, or similar
  • Experience with CFD workflows (e.g. CAD, meshing) for CFX, FLUENT, and/or Star-CCM+
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, and FORTRAN
  • Strong analytical skills, self-motivation, and emotional intelligence to work and thrive in a collaborative global-based team environment
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written reports
  • Proven track record working in engineering teams

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

Blade Design Aerodynamics Engineers are desired to possess the following:

  • Experience with advanced numerical methods and optimization
  • Experience working in a Linux environment with computing clusters
  • Experience authoring scientific papers and technical reports
  • Experience working in a large international company


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