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Application Engineer

Olean, New York

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Power Generation Services
Business Unit: Distributed Generation
Requisition Number: 226554
Primary Location: United States-New York-Olean
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in eight Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.


Siemens is the leading service partner for ensuring high reliability and optimal performance of rotating power equipment within the utility, oil & gas, and industrial processing industries worldwide – as well as for wind turbines. Siemens’ extensive national network of service technicians is able to quickly and comprehensively offer expert service to maximize the lifecycle of power generation equipment, helping to ensure reliability and prevent downtime.


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General Responsibilities/Description
An Application Engineer requires a high level of technical knowledge, commercial knowledge, and good communication skills. 
The Application Engineering Professional 3 is defined as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of their area of specialization resolving a wide range of issues in creative ways.  The position requires a broad application of engineering principles, theories and concepts in applicable discipline, plus a working knowledge of other related fields.  At this level, it is expected that little instruction on day-to-day work is required, and only general instructions need to be provided on new assignments.  The AE is expected to determine and develop the approach to solutions; then evaluate their work upon completion to ensure objectives have been met.  
The AE must provide resolution to a diverse scope and range of complex problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors and needs to demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. The AE must demonstrate good communication skills in order to frequently present complex subject matter to both internal and external customers.   An AE’s failure to obtain results or to make erroneous judgments or recommendations would normally have serious results and may require substantial expenditure of resources to correct and/or achieve organizational goals.
Scope of Responsibilities
A senior engineer can 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



  • Bachelors' degree required
  • At least 5 years progressive engineering experience is required;
  • Experience working for a major rotating equipment supplier is required. 
  • 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.
  • Experience writing technical/commercial proposals is required
  • Travel up to 10%


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