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Blade Design Loads & Controls Engineer

Boulder, Colorado

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Business Unit: Wind Power and Renewables
Requisition Number: 236270
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 Loads & Controls Engineer

Position Overview

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the leading manufacturer of offshore wind turbines with 11GW of installed capacity since 1991.


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 blade technologies. This world-class center offers an open, inspiring, and diverse working environment located in downtown Boulder, Colorado - an amazing place to work and live.


Come join us and contribute to the worldwide expansion of offshore wind energy and make real what matters, clean energy for generations to come.


As a Blade Design Loads & Controls engineer, your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Optimize wind turbine controller behavior during blade design projects
  • Analyze impact of controller behavior on turbine loads through aeroelastic simulations
  • Identify design-driving load cases and propose ideas to increase energy production and decrease loads
  • Contribute to the development of analysis and reporting tools for turbine loads simulations
  • Mentor other load engineers on controller theory, behavior and tuning practices
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of engineers in a global organization

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

Blade Design Loads & Controls engineers are required to possess the following:

  • 3+ years of experience working with control laws, controller development, or controller tuning
  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, and FORTRAN
  • Strong interest and natural curiosity for wind turbines loads and controls
  • Analytical skills, self-motivation to achieve, and emotional intelligence to work and thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and a track record working in teams

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

Blade Design Loads & Controls Engineers are desired to possess the following:

  • Experience with wind turbine controller design and tuning
  • Experience in structural dynamics and/or aeroelastic modeling
  • Experience with numerical methods for large data set processing, visualization, and reporting

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