GE9X Advanced Lead Fuel Nozzle Design Engineer

GE Aerospace


West Chester, PA


Position summary

Job Description Summary

Can you help us develop the future of flight? We’re advancing flight for our customers, and we need engineers who can help us innovate. The GE Aerospace Engineering Team is looking for experienced mechanical design engineers who are ready to work on the fastest growing engine in Aviation history, GE9X. The GE9X engine is forecasted to enter service in 2025, creating a generational opportunity to be part of a team introducing a widebody aircraft and engine system to the field.

Better fuel burn. Better flight range. We’ve got that! Our customers are hungry for the 20% fuel burn advantage that the combined system provides, with flight range that enables flights between city pairs that simplify intercontinental travel. As part of the Lifecycle Engineering team, you will be part of the mechanical design team responsible for the hardware design within your assigned engine module, with teammates responsible for the hardware from the front to the back of the engine.

As an Advanced Lead Engineer, you will be the hardware owner for Fuel Nozzle designs. In this role, you will collaborate with our additive manufacturing fuel nozzle team, interfacing with systems, aero, thermal design and manufacturing support.

As a hardware owner you will be responsible for understanding distress modes, part reparability and durability.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Execute the design, analysis, and evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
  • Basic understanding of key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work. Good understanding of how work of own team integrates with other teams and contributes to the area.
  • Work with a variety of engineering organizations and contribute to the development of the engine systems and designs.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the technical discipline
  • Prepare and present technical data to internal and external customers
  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures.
  • Resolves issues in situations within current technical knowledge base and judgment within established procedures. Consults more senior team members for issues outside of defined instructions/parameters.
  • Be responsible for monitoring and communicating project status to Engineering leadership.  Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments.
  • Participate as a presenter in technical and program reviews 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 3 additional years of experience in a relevant engineering position

Desired Characteristics:

  • Fundamental understanding of turbomachinery design
  • Previous experience in design of Aviation components
  • Proficient with Ansys and Unigraphics
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively within an organization
  • Established project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Documented experience of being a self-starter with a passion for problem solving and driving solutions
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn
  • Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively
  • Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed
  • Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative
  • Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker


This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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

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About the company

Industry: Aerospace

GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. At GE Aerospace, we believe the world works better when it flies.