Siemens System Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

System Engineer

Locations:Boulder, Colorado

Job Family: Engineering

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Job Description

Division: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Business Unit: Power and Gas

Requisition Number: 234149

Primary Location: United States-Colorado-Boulder

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: Master's Degree

Travel Required: No

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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:

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 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 system engineering. The position is a mid-level to expert level engineerworking in our Boulder R&D office helping to design our next generation of wind turbines and developing new cutting-edge technology.

As a Wind R&D System Engineer your primary tasks will include:

  • Acting as system level engineer for turbine control features

o Aligning with customers (e.g. platform owner, system owners etc.) and other stakeholders to gain acceptance of requirements, interfaces, and process flows

o Creating requirements that are measurable with clear success criteria defined

o Ensuring all relevant interface owners are included as stakeholders

o System engineering in collaboration with safety and controller system owners

  • Integration of sensors and actuators in the turbine control system

  • Contributing to the development of new wind turbine control and monitoring functions

  • Actuator and sensor model development and analysis

  • Computational and experimental performance analysis of wind turbines

  • Interfacing with software group to implement design solutions

  • Planning and performing validation studies to compare computational analysis with measurement data

  • Collecting and processing data gathered from field test turbines

  • Effective interaction, communication, and collaboration with aerodynamic, electrical, structural and controls engineers in a global team based environment, as well as local test and measurement technicians

Wind R&D System Engineer candidates arerequiredto possess the following:

  • MS degree required

  • 5+ years engineering experience

  • Educational background in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, or related engineering field required

  • Knowledge of controls theory

  • Programming experience in MATLAB, FORTRAN, C/C++, or similar

  • Experience handling and performing engineering analysis on large data sets

  • Experience in measurement techniques and data analysis, including time-series and spectral analysis

  • 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 communicate both orally and in written reports

  • Willing and able to travel internationally

Wind R&D System Engineer candidates aredesiredto possess the following:

  • Knowledge of wind turbine loads, structures, aeroelasticity, and supporting analysis tools

  • Computational modeling experience using wind turbine analysis tools such as Bladed, HAWC, FLEX5 or FAST

  • Knowledge of wind turbine design and certification

  • Experience modeling physical systems with Simscape, Modelica, or similar

  • Reliability engineering and probabilistic design background and experience

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.

We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an innovative, global company at the leading edge of green technology. Our working environment is open, inspiring, and diverse. We provide opportunities for both your personal and professional development.

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