GE Lead Engineer (m/f) CFD Powertrain in Garching, Germany

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GE Power

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Power Water & Distributed Power

About Us

GE Global Research Europe employs approximately 200 engineers and scientists from about 40 different countries. The scientists and technologists come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, information technology and engineering sciences. GE’s European Technology Center is located on the research campus in Garching near Munich, in the heart of southern Germany. Technology teams at the center collaborate closely with GE businesses across the globe, ensuring effective transfer of breakthrough innovations from the lab into advanced products and services. Within the R&D community, the center maintains close partnerships with numerous universities, research institutions and technology companies in Germany and abroad.

The Advanced Gas Engines Technology CoE in Munich, where you will work, works in an integrated fashion with the GE Distributed Power Technology team at Jenbach in Austria, at Waukesha in the USA and with the global brains of GE Global Research, particularly the teams right here in Munich. The group focuses on developing new technologies to extend the flexibility, efficiency and emissions-friendliness of gas engine systems.

Posted Position Title

Lead Engineer (m/f) CFD Powertrain

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Design Engineering

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Role Summary/Purpose

Undertake, and lead other engineers through, the required analyses for engine powertrain systems, sub-systems and components, at both the conceptual level and through the preliminary and detailed design phases of various projects - A strong focus will be placed upon experience with CFD modeling of the gas-exchange, mixture formation and in-cylinder combustion processes.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Drive the validation of physical models by comparing CFD results against single-cylinder engine measurements, in synergy with other functional teams and GE Global Research labs

  • Drive continuous improvements within the analytical processes used to help ensure robust & reliable designs are achieved and to improve analytical cycle time - Provide input to the project budget planning process to support these initiatives

  • Work on multiple analysis projects simultaneously, whilst providing guidance, mentoring and leadership to engineers within the same discipline - This will include participation within new product and technology development programs, customer issues, production related issues, cost reduction exercises and other quality process, providing analysis support at both the component and system levels

  • Lead the preparation of standard analysis procedures for inclusion within component and sub-system level design practices

  • Collaborate with global teams and ensure that identified external analysis activities are clearly specified, sourced, executed, reviewed and signed off in accordance with the overall project timeline


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Engineering or similar specialization

  • Demonstrated significant experience in the analysis of the gas-exchange, mixture formation, combustion and heat-transfer processes in reciprocating engines, with one or more of the following tools: CONVERGE (preferred), AVL FIRE, STAR-CD, ANSYS CFX, Ricardo VECTIS, OpenFOAM

  • Proficiency with Linux operating system, scripting and/or programming languages like Python, Perl, C/C++, FORTRAN

  • An ongoing drive to learn and evaluate / develop the use of new tools, techniques and to expand experience into other analysis domains supported by a willingness to share knowledge and experience with all engineers

  • Comfortable in an international environment and have convincing oral and written communication skills preferably in both German and English (at least one language fluent with commitment to learn the other)

  • Willingness to travel

Desired Characteristics

  • Doctor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent Engineering Discipline with focus on CFD modeling, preferably on modeling turbulent reacting and non-reacting flows in reciprocating engines

  • Experience with detailed kinetics modeling of (partially) premixed and diffusive combustion, as well as with Lagrangian-Eulerian spray modeling

  • Experience in post-processing CFD results and test-rig measurements, by performing 0D thermodynamics analyses of in-cylinder pressure, heat-release and efficiency loss break-down

  • Basic knowledge of 1D tools (e.g. GT-Power, AVL Boost, Ricardo WAVE) for getting 1D boundary conditions of 3D gas-exchange simulations

  • Working expertise of quality systems (ISO), tools (DFMEA; DVP) and techniques (DFSS, DFR) and their implementation into development projects