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Blade Design Loads Engineer

Boulder, Colorado
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Job Description

Division: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Business Unit: Power and Gas
Requisition Number: 230925
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:

Wind Turbine Blade Design Loads Engineer

 "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?”  T

he 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.

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

 

·        Designing new wind turbine blades

·        Developing tools and workflows in support of SGRE’s industry-leading multi-fidelity/multi-objective/multi-disciplinary blade design methodology

·        Computational and experimental analysis of wind turbines including, controls, loads, structures, aeroelasticity, aerodynamics, and performance

·        Analysis of large data sets, including reporting and presenting analyses

·        Collaborating with a diverse group of engineers in a global, team-based environment

 

Blade Design Loads Engineers are required to possess the following:

 

·        M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent

·        Three (3) years of experience in industry, preferably within wind turbine design

·        Programming experience in MATLAB, Python, FORTRAN, C/C++, or similar

·        Dynamic and aeroelastic modeling experience, preferably using wind turbine codes such as FAST, HAWC, FLEX, ADAMS, or similar

·        Understanding of complex physics relating to blade dynamics, aerodynamic forces, and, aeroelasticity (i.e., resonance, flutter)

·        Strong analytical skills, self-motivation, and emotional intelligence to work and thrive in a collaborative global team environment

·        Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written reports

·        Proven track record working in teams, preferably within a large international company

·        Willing and able to travel internationally

Blade Design Loads Engineers are desired to possess the following:

 

·        Understanding of basic wind turbine control strategies

·        Experience in  measurement techniques, validation, and data analysis including time series and spectral analysis, wind and turbulence measurements, load measurement analysis, noise and power measurement analysis

·        Knowledge of composite material mechanics and analysis methods

·        Experience with advanced numerical methods and optimization

·        Experience authoring scientific papers and technical reports

 



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