Lead Engineer - Preliminary Design (Mechanical)

GE Aerospace
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Job Description SummaryThe mechanical engineer in the Preliminary Design team is a pivotal role in shaping the future of flight and environmentally sustainable air travel. Operating within the Advanced Technologies department at GE Aerospace, you will be involved in designing, assessing, and launching GE’s next generation of propulsion systems, collaborating closely with the commercial engineering teams. This will include taking responsibility for mechanical design, integration, and cost considerations in the early stages of next-generation aircraft engine development. You will influence the company’s strategic focus areas, customer requirements, proposal evaluation criteria, and contribute to prioritizing technology investments. Impacts departmental operations and responsible for planning/execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities within an operating discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Some judgment may be required but this is typically with guidance.Job DescriptionEssential Responsibilities:

  • Generate and refine innovative and environmentally sustainable architecture concepts that provide a significant competitive advantage for GE Aerospace.
  • Utilize hand calculations, design practices, and legacy experience for designing engine components/modules.
  • Develop engine cross-sections to meet propulsion system requirements, including engine size, weight, and performance.
  • Identify risks and opportunities of the engine design, working with multi-disciplinary teams to mitigate risk and mature opportunities.
  • Interact with a wide range of communities, including Systems, Project, other engine disciplines, detailed designers, supply chain, and sourcing, to assess technology capability and maturity in support of business objectives.
  • Develop processes for the preliminary analysis of components based on Design Practices and Design Process Templates, leveraging digital tools as necessary.
  • Communicate results, findings, and observations clearly and concisely in documents such as presentations, reports, memos, and technical articles.
  • Engage with peers and program leaders through formal and informal design reviews.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • 3+ years of experience in a mechanical engineering position.
  • A solid understanding of gas turbine and mechanical engineering fundamentals.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Have 5+ years of professional or research experience in an aerospace or mechanical engineering domain.
  • Demonstrate a high level of problem-solving ability through hand calculations and free body diagrams.
  • Exhibit effective multitasking skills, consistently delivering projects on time and with high-quality outcomes.
  • Showcase a systems thinking approach to problem-solving.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to guide and influence others.

At GE Aerospace, we embrace a progressive hybrid work policy that reflects our commitment to fostering a flexible and inclusive work environment. Recognizing the evolving nature of work, we empower our employees to achieve a harmonious work-life balance by offering a hybrid model that combines the advantages of remote work with the collaborative spirit of in-person engagement. We believe that this flexible work approach not only supports individual success but also contributes to the overall success and innovation of our company.At GE Aerospace, we value unique identities, diverse backgrounds, and varied experiences. Encouraging and embracing different voices and perspectives equips us to rise to the challenge of building a world that works for everyone. We celebrate our people for who they are, irrespective of their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender or disability. We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture, where everyone feels empowered and motivated to do their best because they feel accepted, respected, and included.Additional InformationRelocation Assistance Provided: Yes

First posted: 
9/8/2023 12:00:00 AM

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