Sr. Blade Structure Design Engineer

  1. Permanent
192905
  1. United States
  2. On-shore wind
Commensurate to Experience & Geographics
Date posted23/03/2021

About the job

[Client] was established in 2015 in order to build an in-house design capability. Blade design engineers from industry-leading OEMs, national labs, and top graduates have collaborated for the past 5 years, leveraging the best of their collective knowledge and experience to create a state-of-the-art design capability from the ground up. [Client] 's in-house blade designs and technology have disrupted the Chinese blade market (20+ GW/year) and resulted in significant cost of energy reductions (LCOE) and an expanded [Client]  market share. [Client]  is currently seeking talented and highly motivated engineers to expand our team and further develop exciting new blade design capabilities and technologies.

As a member of [Client] 's structural blade design team you will be responsible for the composite structural design, analysis, and validation of state-of-the-art wind turbine blades. The development and implementation of design methodologies, cutting-edge technologies, and advanced computational tools play a significant role within this position. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for multi-fidelity design with a holistic understanding of computational design impact on physical products. Your daily work will include some or all the following:

  • Conceptual and detailed structural design and analysis of state of the art, utility-scale, composite wind turbine blades
  • Multi-objective structural design, analysis and optimization of detailed material ply layups
  • Development of multi-fidelity engineering tools to increase the accuracy, speed, efficiency and overall quality of the blade structural design and analysis process
  • Formulation and integration of new design methodologies into engineering models and computational tools
  • Innovating and implementing novel design concepts and technologies
  • Working with blade testing team to validate engineering models, material properties, and overall blade design process
  • Interfacing with turbine and component design teams to optimize blade and interface designs
  • Collaborating with the Global Blade Design Team and all its engineering sub-disciplines as well as providing technical support to internal stakeholders such as production and sales business units.

Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil, etc.)
  • 3-6 years of professional experience; ideally wind or aerospace or closely related industry.
  • Experience in the wind or closely related industry
  • Knowledge of composite design, damage mechanics, and manufacturing methods
  • Programming/mathematical modeling experience in MATLAB, Python, C/C++, or similar
  • Cross-sectional analysis experience with BECAS, VABS, or similar
  • FEA/FEM modeling and analysis experience with ANSYS, ABAQUS, or similar
  • Expertise of beam, shell, and solid modeling theories
  • Experience with the modeling, analysis, and testing of adhesive joints
  • Experience with modeling, analysis, and testing of bolted joints
  • Knowledge of aeroelastic theory with a structural emphasis
  • Background in the development and evolution of novel concepts
  • Experience working closely with other engineering disciplines such as aerodynamics, loads, controls, and acoustics
  • Must be highly motivated, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be a strong team-player

About the job

[Client] was established in 2015 in order to build an in-house design capability. Blade design engineers from industry-leading OEMs, national labs, and top graduates have collaborated for the past 5 years, leveraging the best of their collective knowledge and experience to create a state-of-the-art design capability from the ground up. [Client] 's in-house blade designs and technology have disrupted the Chinese blade market (20+ GW/year) and resulted in significant cost of energy reductions (LCOE) and an expanded [Client]  market share. [Client]  is currently seeking talented and highly motivated engineers to expand our team and further develop exciting new blade design capabilities and technologies.

As a member of [Client] 's structural blade design team you will be responsible for the composite structural design, analysis, and validation of state-of-the-art wind turbine blades. The development and implementation of design methodologies, cutting-edge technologies, and advanced computational tools play a significant role within this position. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for multi-fidelity design with a holistic understanding of computational design impact on physical products. Your daily work will include some or all the following:

  • Conceptual and detailed structural design and analysis of state of the art, utility-scale, composite wind turbine blades
  • Multi-objective structural design, analysis and optimization of detailed material ply layups
  • Development of multi-fidelity engineering tools to increase the accuracy, speed, efficiency and overall quality of the blade structural design and analysis process
  • Formulation and integration of new design methodologies into engineering models and computational tools
  • Innovating and implementing novel design concepts and technologies
  • Working with blade testing team to validate engineering models, material properties, and overall blade design process
  • Interfacing with turbine and component design teams to optimize blade and interface designs
  • Collaborating with the Global Blade Design Team and all its engineering sub-disciplines as well as providing technical support to internal stakeholders such as production and sales business units.

Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil, etc.)
  • 3-6 years of professional experience; ideally wind or aerospace or closely related industry.
  • Experience in the wind or closely related industry
  • Knowledge of composite design, damage mechanics, and manufacturing methods
  • Programming/mathematical modeling experience in MATLAB, Python, C/C++, or similar
  • Cross-sectional analysis experience with BECAS, VABS, or similar
  • FEA/FEM modeling and analysis experience with ANSYS, ABAQUS, or similar
  • Expertise of beam, shell, and solid modeling theories
  • Experience with the modeling, analysis, and testing of adhesive joints
  • Experience with modeling, analysis, and testing of bolted joints
  • Knowledge of aeroelastic theory with a structural emphasis
  • Background in the development and evolution of novel concepts
  • Experience working closely with other engineering disciplines such as aerodynamics, loads, controls, and acoustics
  • Must be highly motivated, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be a strong team-player

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