Sr. Application Engineer- (Rotating Equipment)- Olean, NY

Job Description

Position Summary

An Application Engineer, you will bring high level of technical knowledge, commercial knowledge, and good communication skills to the team. In addition, your professional experienced of full understanding of specialization resolving a wide range of issues in creative ways will be vital to this role. The position requires a broad application of engineering principles, theories and concepts in applicable discipline, plus a working knowledge of other related fields.  

Scope of Responsibilities

As a Application Engineer , you will quickly discern and address technical areas of concern; write, review, and comment to equipment specifications; pinpoint design features; determine value of proposition and opportunity; accurately estimate costs of materials and labor components to implement a design solution; generate a thorough and accurate technical/commercial sales proposal; and most important is to effectively communicate all of the above to bridge the gap between operations, marketing, sales, contractors, and ultimately our customers. 

 Specific Job Functions
  • Maintain good records
  • Perform front-end technical evaluations, perform basic calculations, and conduct preliminary design/proposal review meetings to mitigate technical risk on revamp/upgrade opportunities.
  • Review Client data and perform technical review to investigate if sufficient details are available to develop a revamp/upgrade solution and to evaluate existing machinery reliability concerns from a design perspective.
  • Perform technical data integrity checks:
  • Develop and review aerodynamic solutions (SmartPerf files)
  • Check for application of proper correction factors
  • Check mechanical fit / stage spacing requirements
  • Review for best method of manufacture
  • Check for proper material selection
  • Develop Aerodynamic and Mechanical Revamp/Upgrade Options to address Client needs/concerns
  • Develop cost model for proposed solution (hardware, labor, engineering, buy-out, risk, travel, and commercial instrument costs)
  • Develop technical/commercial proposals and present data to customers (internal, and external as required)
  • Performance & mechanical details
  • Payback analysis (value calculations)
  • Scope of supply, price, and delivery
  • Facilitate order entry and commercial review of Client Purchase Agreement
  • Lead Project Kick-Off Meetings
  • Lead / train new application engineer's on:
  • Basic aerodynamic performance calculations
  • Centrifugal compressor product features
  • Developing revamp solutions and writing proposals
  • Following the inquiry/application process
  • Develop and maintain electronic tools to assist other Application Engineers

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.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Qualifications
  • Bachelors' degree 
  • 8 years progressive engineering experience
  • Experience writing technical/commercial proposals
  • Experience working for a major rotating equipment  
  • Working foundational knowledge of these subjects is required:  compressor thermodynamic performance, rotordynamics, strength of materials, materials of construction selection, machinery design, and compressor aerodynamic design.
  Siemens Gas and Power (GP) is a global pacesetter in energy, helping customers to meet the evolving demands of today’s industries and societies. GP comprises broad competencies across the entire energy value chain and offers a uniquely comprehensive portfolio for utilities, independent power producers, transmission system operators and the oil and gas industry. Products, solutions and services address the extraction, processing and the transport of oil and gas as well as power generation in central and distributed thermal power plants and power transmission in grids. With global headquarters in Houston in the U.S. 

Job ID: 184839

Organization: Gas and Power

Company: Dresser-Rand Company

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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