Siemens Wind R&D Loads Engineer in Boulder, Colorado
Wind R&D Loads Engineer
Job Family: Engineering
Division: Wind Power and Renewables
Business Unit: Onshore
Requisition Number: 200542
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Master's Degree
Travel Required: 15%
Over the past decade, Siemens has established itself as a leader in America’s wind energy industry with over 5,000 "Made for America" wind turbines installed across the U.S. Siemens is committed to growing wind power through products that are proven, reliable, and durable – striving to drive down costs and increase wind as a share of the nation’s energy mix. A national network of service technicians keep turbines operating at maximum capacity.
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Wind R&D Loads Engineer
Siemens Wind Power retains a strong position in the global market due to its state-of-the-art products made possible by a global team of exceptional employees. We are looking for a highly talented and motivated individual to join us in the field of wind turbine loads. The position will be mid to senior level engineer working in our Boulder R&D office helping to design our next generation of turbine blades and developing new cutting-edge technology.
As a Wind R&D Loads Engineer, your primary tasks will include:
Blade design and load evaluation for new wind turbines
Computational performance analysis of wind turbines including, controls, loads, structures, aeroelasticity, and aerodynamics
Performing load calculations for product development and type approval
Testing and validating load calculations on prototype wind turbines
Engaging in the early turbine design phase to ensure the optimal turbine design is achieved together with turbine Chief Engineer and Project Manage
Acting as load and control coordinator on the large turbine development project
Improving aero-elastic modelling and structural interfaces
Running analysis tools to test controllers and analyze loads and annual energy production
Development of new rotor performance analysis tools and metrics for highly-active aeroelastic rotor designs.
Planning and performing validation studies to compare computational analysis with field performance data.
Collecting and processing data gathered from a field test turbine(s)
Analysis of large data sets, including reporting and presenting analyses
Effective interaction, communication, and collaboration with controls, aerodynamic, and structural engineers in a global team based environment, as well as local test and measurement technicians.
Writing performance reports for product design specification and certification
Wind R&D Loads Engineer candidates are required to possess the following:
MS degree required
Educational background in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, or related engineering field required
Minimum 5 years of professional working experience
Knowledge of multi-body-dynamic systems including rigid and flexible elements
Programming experience in MATLAB, FORTRAN, C/C++, or similar
Experience handling and performing engineering analysis on large data sets.
Strong desire and ability to solve difficult technical challenges through innovation, dedication and cooperation with a global team
Strong desire to develop and grow under the guidance of senior level engineers
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written reports
Willing and able to travel internationally
Wind R&D Loads Engineer candidates are desired to possess the following:
Knowledge of controls theory and controller development
Knowledge of loads, controls, structures, aeroelasticity, and supporting analysis tools
Computational modeling experience using wind turbine analysis tools such as ADAMS, HAWC, FLEX or FAST
Experience in measurement techniques, sensor technologies and data analysis and validation skills including time series and spectral analysis, wind and turbulence measurements, load measurement analysis, noise and power measurement analysis
Wind industry experience
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.
It is essential that you are able to work and thrive both independently and in a team environment, have a systematic and well organized approach, and maintain solid oversight of projects.
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