GE Expert in Wind Characterization and Analytics (m/f) in Garching, Germany

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Global Research

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Expert in Wind Characterization and Analytics (m/f)

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Research - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Role Summary/Purpose

Reduce the cost of energy for wind power by developing advanced technologies that leverage understanding of the surrounding wind field and its interaction with the turbine.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design and analysis of field experiments

  • Wind turbine loads and performance analysis

  • Development of wind turbine technology


  • Ph.D. in aerodynamics, wind engineering, atmospheric science or related field

  • Strong fundamental knowledge in fluid mechanics and good knowledge of wind turbines

  • Experience in analysis of measurements in atmospheric boundary layers or other turbulent flows

  • Excellent academic track record and communication skills paired with the desire for continuous learning and for tackling challenging problems

  • Can-do attitude, open minded, creative, flexible, team player & committed

Desired Characteristics

  • Work experience in the field (in academia or industry) beyond PhD studies

  • Experience in wind turbine siting or wind turbine performance and loads simulations

  • Experience with advanced flow measurement techniques (PIV, Lidar, Radar, etc.)

  • Knowledge of advanced statistical and data processing methods

  • Experience with working in multinational teams

  • Basic German