Marine Lead Automation Engineer

Job Description

Marine Lead Automation Engineer

Alpharetta, GA

Job Summary

Siemens is in search of a Senior Engineer experienced in creating automation solutions for the Commercial and Navy marine industry.


The engineer who takes this position will create, implement, and commission solutions using Siemens power, drives, motors, and industry technology portfolio to satisfy industrial customer requirements.  Our integrated solutions combine PLC control with industrial power and drive systems to provide higher level control and coordination. The engineer will be supported by leading global standards, products, and technical experts and an experienced local project team. Our team of experts, proposal managers, business development managers, project managers, and field service personnel routinely collaborate to successfully execute projects and address customer needs.

A successful engineer will be able to take a project from the proposal phase through commissioning, addressing customer concerns about design, performance, installation, commissioning, and maintenance across the whole distribution and drive train. As with any automation system, networking, cybersecurity, system architectures and programming are areas of high priority. Depending on the project the engineer could be closely collaborating with lead, drive and power engineers to execute an integrated scope or working independently on a drivetrain focused project. When in the field, the engineer will be expected to commission and troubleshoot automation systems and/or supervise this work onsite. As a technical expert at Siemens the engineer will be counted on to resolve challenging technical problems and represent Siemens to the customer.


  • Execute customized automation system solutions independently using local and global design standards, industry standards and engineering best practices.
  • Develop new solutions and standardize them for use across our Engineering team.
  • Stay up to date on the latest industrial solutions and new product developments within Siemens to maintain top-notch skills and knowledge.
  • Provide engineering support for Proposal, Sales, PM, Manufacturing, Field Service and Quality Assurance groups from sales through execution, commissioning, and service.
  • Interface directly to project customers to answer questions, resolve comments, and present Siemens solutions.
  • Prepare project-specific documentation (system and functional descriptions, test and commissioning procedures, etc.).
  • Collaborate with CAD specialists and design engineers to prepare project-specific drawing packages.
  • Technically approve internal and external subcontractor products and solutions to ensure industry and customer requirements are satisfied.


  • Education: BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Qualified applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States and will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment.
  • Knowledge of marine industry approval society standards and requirements.
  • Knowledge of machinery control system and other shipboard automation system design.
  • Experience with cybersecurity design and audit standards.
  • Low Voltage and Medium Voltage Drive Experience.
  • 5+ years Marine Industry experience with power systems and electric machines.
  • Strong organization and excellent time management.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication.
  • Competent in the use of electrical engineering software
  • PLC/HMI programming and configuration experience.
  • Knowledge of SINAMICS drives and S7 PLCs.
  • Field service or Commissioning background a plus.

Security Clearance:

Candidate must either possess or meet the qualifications and be willing to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.

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. and more than 64,000 employees in over 80 countries, Siemens Gas and Power has a presence across the globe and is a leading innovator for the energy systems of today and tomorrow, as it has been for more than 150 years.

Job ID: 193678

Organization: Gas and Power

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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