Secondary Air Systems (SAS) Engineer

Less than 5 years experience  •  Engineering Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/20/17
Charlotte, NC
Less than 5 years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/20/17

Job Description:

Secondary Air Systems (SAS) Engineer

Charlotte, NC or Orlando, FL


Position Overview
• This position is for a Secondary Air Systems (SAS) Engineer to support R&D projects for industrial gas turbines
• The ideal candidate will join a team of engine integration engineers working on existing frames and/or the next generation of Siemens gas turbines
• This position will report to an Engine Integration manager within Siemens Gas Turbine Engineering
• This position may be filled in Charlotte, NC, Orlando FL, or Jupiter, FL


• Calculations relative to engine secondary airflow systems (SAS) and whole engine modeling (WEM) for gas turbine development programs
• Ownership of the SAS models for various gas turbine designs, including update and design review of models or model results
• Rapid support of design trade studies via SAS modeling support
• Support engine performance tests relative to SAS calculations and commissioning support. This may require travel to sites ~10% of total time.
• Relative to SAS related issues, lead integrated product development teams to manage interfaces with gas turbine components, plant integration, and auxiliary system groups.
• Incorporate best practices from Siemens gas turbines regarding engine operations and controls.
• Support Package Frame Owner, Customer, Projects, Marketing, and Sales support as required on operational issues.
• Develop instrumentation and testing plans to support verification and validation efforts and Field Follow of hardware.
• Develop Risk assessments (FMEA) and participate in Root-Cause investigations for gas turbine systems
• Lead resolution of fleet operational issues and hardware validation when related to engine SAS and whole engine modeling.
• Familiarity with how SAS results are applied in whole engine thermo-mechanical modeling as it pertains to clearance optimization
• Ability to work with component design groups to drive design changes to optimize sealing performance or engine clearances


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience.
• Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline
• Detailed knowledge in the area of gas turbine operations
• Detailed knowledge of secondary air system circuits or clearance modeling
• Strong problem solving skills
• Strong data analysis skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• 10% travel may be required
• 3-5 years of experience


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
• Master’s Degree in an engineering discipline
• Experience with Fluid Mechanics or sealing technologies
• Experience in fluid-structure interaction modeling and conjugate thermal analysis.
• Experience with gas turbine auxiliary systems
• Experience with gas turbine control systems
• Lean or six-sigma certification
• Proficiency in one or more computational modeling tools for thermo-mechanical or computation fluid dynamics analysis including Ansys, SC03, Abaqus, NASTRAN, ProE, NX.
• Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


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