Electrical Engineer

Job Description

Position Overview:
As a key member of the Site Operation Support Americas team within Wind Technology Support, the Electrical Engineer will be responsible for coordination of technical case management within Americas Support team, skills /capabilities development, process definition, and internal department communication, in addition to individual contribution to technical cases. 
 
The candidate: 
·        Will need to exhibit comprehensive and authoritative (broad and deep) expertise and experience. 
·        Must link multiple key knowledge areas and demonstrate very high professional judgment competence
·        Must demonstrate exhaustive use of know-how to solve highly complex problems. 
·        Has the ability to change existing ways and approaches in an innovative manner to achieve higher business impact. 
·        Thus impacts results not only within own units or within one competence area, but also across several businesses. Is expected to share knowledge with a broad network to create new business options and to generate significant business impact. 
·        Will be valued and recognized as a specialist within Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in engineering and will be an internally trusted advisor to functional or line management.
·        Will be sought-after as a mentor for more junior colleagues in the same subject matter.
·        These positions will be located at customer sites throughout the US - specific location to be determined based on customer projects.
 
Responsibilities
1. Provide Engineering support for OPS activities, to include:
·        Electrical components lead (power units, generators, motors, cables, electrical cabinets, controllers, grounding, lightning, etc.)
·        Support technical customer discussions (including electrical grid requirements, electrical test requirements, wind farm electrical design, etc.)
·        Provide Technical Coordination for assigned primary key customers. Coordinate technical discussions for remaining customers.
·        Prepare and assist to customer meetings (face to face or conference call, video) when requested and agreed to lead on priority topics.
·        Provide project plans; includes project schedules, specifications, work instructions, job hazard analysis, etc.
2. Provide Engineering support for Supply Chain activities for vendor qualification/evaluation as well as technical response for material solution and dispositions. 
3. Coordinate with other regional engineers in order to share customer experience and issues (common issues, customer communications). 
4. Use excellent written and verbal communication skills to describe complex faults, participate in preparation of reports, and follow up to final resolution. 
5. Escalate, through the Support process and standard tools, customer issues that require resolution. 
6. Show professionalism, respect, and understanding when supporting wind technicians. 
7. Provide remote support and leadership to on-site implementation project managers and identifies required training for technicians related to special projects. 
8. Document standardized business procedures and systems to support the operations; includes design reviews, product change management, unit configuration records, etc. 
9. Identify process improvements; including reduction of non-value added operations, increased productivity opportunities, increased safety opportunities, etc. 
10. Communicate with external and internal customers on project status and updates throughout all stages of project.
 
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or related field of study mandatory
A sound understanding of and skill in several activities which involve a variety of practices and precedents, OR a basic understanding of the theory and principles in a scientific or similar discipline
10 years of relevant career experience
Strong understanding or experience with FMEA of electrical heavy machinery
Strong understanding of electrical power system operation and performance in steady state and fault conditions required
Must be familiar with 3-phase power converters and power units, power electronics cabling, etc. 
Schematics for control and power distribution systems, Single line diagrams 
Electrical codes/standards for Wind Power Plants (IEC, IEEE, NEMA, NERC, FERC, WECC, ERCOT, UL, FAA, etc.) 
Customer management
Accomplished in implementing practical procedures or systems which are moderately complex, and/or specialized skills which require some technical knowledge to apply
May provide expert advice, training, and technical assistance to support staff and train lower level employees
High communication and presentation proficiency
Comfortable in working within multi-cultural and multi-national team
Highly energetic, self-driven, and task-oriented Core Competency
Will be required to participate on local/regional/national/international working groups in this area of specialty
 
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
Power system controls, Motors and Motor Protection
Instrumentation, relaying/metering, CT/PT, HV/MV/LV circuit breakers, Medium voltage switchgear 
Solid understanding of major wind turbine components and functions 
Extensive training and experience (>5 years) in the service, maintenance, repair and solution development of rotating electric machines 
Wind turbine technical competency, operations management in the wind power service industry, or project management certification (PMP, CAPM, PM@Siemens or other) is an asset
Experience and knowledge about Senvion turbines. 

 
Working Conditions
Primary working conditions are an office environment. Travel to wind power site locations is required, which may include climbing wind turbines, working outdoors in cold or hot weather, and strenuous physical effort. International travel may be required. Total travel requirement expected to be approximately 20%.
 
Relationships
Primarily internal contacts within Siemens Gamesa Region Americas and global counterparts.
 
Direction of Others
Provide specialized guidance or train support and/or professional staff. Leadership qualities and role model qualities demonstrated.

Key Working Relationships
Primarily intra-organizational contacts and external contacts.

Organization: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Company: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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