Lead Aerodynamics Engineer
GE Corporate - Niskayuna, NY

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Essential Responsibilities
As a Lead Aeromechanics Engineer, you will perform research in aeromechanics for turbomachinery in a multi-disciplinary environment embracing unsteady aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, and structural dynamics. You will lead the development of analysis tools for flutter and forced response to increase the prediction accuracy. You will also lead the experimental and validation efforts to improve the understanding of flow physics, to validate the computational methods, and/or to demonstrate break-through technologies. You will:
  • Perform steady and unsteady CFD analyses to support the aero and aeromechanics designs of various GE products like compressor and turbine blades.
  • Lead the development of prediction models and capabilities for turbine flutter and forced response.
  • Develop cutting-edge experimental test rigs and test plans for design tool validations.
  • Work closely with global GE business product teams in the design, testing and implementation of aeromechanics analysis and experimental methods.
  • Participate in and contribute to technology roadmaps, new idea generation and innovation of break-through technologies for GE’s turbomachinery business.
  • Work independently or as part of a team to meet tight deadlines that directly impact program or product schedule.

  • Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related discipline with at least 4 years of post-degree experience OR Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related discipline with at least 7 years of post-degree experience.
  • Demonstrated analytical and experimental skills in turbomachinery aerodynamics and aeroelastic designs.
  • Experience with CFD codes for flutter and forced response analyses.
  • Knowledge of modern computational analysis methods. Familiarity with probabilistic design methods and optimization techniques
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com to be considered.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics
  • Industrial or post-graduate experience with demonstrated hands-on experience in computational and/or experimental methods in aero-aeromechanics design of compressor and turbine blades.
  • Experience with probabilistic design methods and optimization techniques.
  • Research or industrial experience in advanced topics such as mistuning of bladed disks and damping technologies for airfoils.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to work across all technology disciplines/functions/levels as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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