Lead Engineer - Structural Mechanics/Dynamics - Aerospace Research Job at GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation, Schenectady, NY

  • GE Renewable Energy Power and Aviation
  • Schenectady, NY

Job Description

Job Description Summary

As a Lead Engineer - Structural Mechanics/Dynamics, you will perform research and development in structural mechanics, structural dynamics, and/or related areas to develop and implement innovative mechanical design solutions for a wide variety of aerospace applications.

You will contribute to R&D programs aligned with GE Aerospace as well as with U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Energy to solve some of the world's toughest challenges. The technologies developed under these programs will be matured and transitioned into GE business products.

Aviation Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Execute design, analysis, and validation of new mechanical components and systems with a wide variety of material compositions (e.g., metals, composites, additive or other complex multi-material structures).
  • Define requirements and execute design and analysis tasks using proprietary and commercial FEA solvers, analysis systems and databases to predict the structural response of mechanical components and systems.
  • Participate in the definition and execution of experiments to validate analytical results.
  • Work with other support functions and/or external suppliers to meet project deliverables.
  • Prepare and participate in project and technical reviews. Deliver presentations, reports, and publications to engineering staff, GE businesses and external agencies.
  • Provide expertise to help resolve technical challenges across the organization.
  • Collaborate in the development of internal and external project proposals and initiatives.
  • Foster a multidisciplinary and inclusive team environment.

Required Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline with a strong background in structural design and analysis with a minimum of 3 years of industrial experience, or a master's in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, or related disciplines with at least 6 years of experience in structural design and analysis in an industrial environment.
  • Strong technical skills in solid mechanics and finite element methods.
  • Proficiency with commercial packages such as Ansys (including advanced meshing tools and non-linear analysis).
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Clear evidence of passion, innovation, and creativity.
  • Execution mindset and sense of urgency.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills in a global team environment.
  • Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience with structural optimization codes such as OptiStruct.
  • Experience with parametric, feature-based geometric modeling, hands-on experience with commercial and CAD packages (NX, SOLIDWORKS, Creo, etc.).
  • Experience with impact and progressive damage simulations.
  • Experience in analysis, fabrication, and testing of composite structures.
  • Experience with design and optimization for additive manufacturing.
  • Experience with product design constraints, manufacturing techniques and material processing.
  • Project leadership experience including successful track record of completing deliverables.

The base pay range for this position is $90,000 - $175,000 USD Annually. The specific pay offered may be influenced by a variety of factors, including the candidate's experience, education, and skill set. This position is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus based on a percentage of your base salary based on the plan. This posting is expected to close on August 26th, 2024.

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs ( i.e ., is a "Sponsor"). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor's welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

Additional Job Description

Compensation Grade


This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

Job Tags

Work visa, Relocation package,

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