Lead Preliminary Performance Engineer

Cincinnati, Ohio
Apr 14, 2024
Apr 20, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description Summary In Preliminary Cycle Design, you will work with the Commercial Engine Project & Engineering teams to design, assess, and launch GE's next generation of products. This will include modeling both novel & derivative propulsion systems, executing design space trade studies, and assessing strengths / weaknesses of each concept to influence GE strategic focus areas, customer requirements & proposal evaluation criteria while helping prioritize GE technology investments. The Advanced Lead Engineer will lead multi-functional global design teams to develop innovative design concepts that meet aggressive cost, performance and emissions targets for next generation engine applications.

Job Description
Essential Responsibilities

In the role of Advanced Lead Preliminary Cycle Design Engineer, you will integrate and develop propulsion concepts that meet business needs across the organization, support system level decisions for architecture designs, perform trade studies and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Additionally, your responsibilities will include:
  • Lead programs & projects working with internal & external customers to create propulsion solutions for the next generation of aircraft across a wide range of commercial products, including business, regional, narrow-body, and wide-body aircraft.
  • Build & execute aero-thermal models of new concept & derivative engines, aligning input from component design teams to customer requirements.
  • Partner with Preliminary Mechanical Design engineers to ensure end-to-end propulsion system feasibility.
  • Coordinate with a cross-functional team of adjacent disciplines (aero, mechanical, systems) to assess technology capability & maturity in support of business objectives.
  • Communicate with leadership to help shape the future propulsion strategy.
  • Execute the analysis and evaluation of assigned projects that meet business standards, practices and procedures, and the product or program requirements.
  • Ensure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures.
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments to program and engineering leadership.
  • Participate in organizational efforts in assigned projects and tasks including establishment of processes and best practices.
  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews across engine programs.
  • Lead the GE Aviation cultural transformation coaching and mentoring, fostering inclusive environments, and driving a systematic approach to Lean.

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • 3-5 years of experience in an aero-thermal and/or performance-based engineering position.

Desired Characteristics
  • Excited about propulsion and the aero-thermodynamic disciplines.
  • Passionate about giving & receiving mentorship.
  • Prior experience working with global cross-functional teams.
  • Able to work both in a global team and individually.
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • 5-8 years of experience in an aerospace or mechanical engineering position.
  • Experience with engine cycle modeling, or component aero design.
  • Experience with NPSS, Python, C++ or similar programming languages.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to guide and influence others.
  • Demonstrated process orientation in approach to work.
  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, market, and manage programs.
  • Exposure to commercial engine design requirements.
  • Problem analysis and resolution skills.
  • Systems thinking.

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 Opportunity 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. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes