Principle Power Systems Engineer

Job Description

Principle Power Systems Engineer

Alpharetta, GA

We provide the power that brings heat and light to our cities. We build highly efficient next generation turbines as well as on and offshore wind turbines all over the world. We help our customers to save millions of tons of CO2 each year. That way we not only contribute, but actively drive the energy revolution for a better and greener future. For these and many other future projects, we need smart thinkers who bring skill, creativity, and dedication to the table. People like you! Experienced researchers who boldly broaden horizons. True specialists that do not lose sight of the big picture. We tackle what really matters - take your next career step with us and make a difference. Are you ready to take your Industrial Power Systems knowledge to a new level and work for a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, and reliability for more than 165 years?


Position Overview:

Siemens Energy is in search of a Principle Power Systems Engineer experienced in creating integrated industrial power solutions with medium- and low-voltage equipment for the Marine, Oil & Gas and  Fiber industries and supervising a team of highly skilled power engineers. This engineer will be the face of Siemens Energy for our customers.


This talented engineer will design, implement, and commission solutions using the Siemens power systems technology portfolio to satisfy industrial customer requirements.  Our integrated solutions combine PLC control with industrial drive systems to provide higher level control and coordination. The engineer will be supported by leading global standards, products, and technical experts in every industry and an experienced local project team with decades of power, drives, and automation experience. Our team of experts, sales representatives, project managers, and field service personnel routinely collaborate to successfully execute projects and address customer needs. Opportunities include paper machine power distribution systems, marine power generation and distribution systems in addition to the normal assortment of industrial MCC and panel board solutions. 


This position will require you to be able to take a project from proposal phase through commissioning, addressing customer concerns about design, performance, installation, commissioning, and maintenance across the whole power distribution system. This could require working completely independently or require collaborating closely with our various industry experts. When in the field, the engineer will be expected to support commissioning and troubleshoot these power systems. 



  • Execute customized power solutions under minimal supervision using local and global design standards, industry standards and engineering best practices. 

  • 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 Sales, Project Management, 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

  • Develop new solutions and standardize them for use across our engineering team, where appropriate

  • 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

  • Based out of our Alpharetta, Georgia office with required domestic and international travel to other Siemens Energy and customer facilities 


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, And Experience

  • Education: BS in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology or equivalent. 

  • A minimum of 8 years working as a Power Systems Engineer

  • Medium Voltage Experience

  • Switchgear Experience 

  • Strong organization and excellent time management. 

  • Strong verbal and written English communication. 

  • Strong computer background - both productivity and industrial software

  • Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization.

  • Candidates must have a valid drivers license


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, And Experience

  • Education: Masters in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

  • Industry knowledge in Cement, Marine, Minerals, and/or Fiber.

  • Knowledge of drivetrain system design

  • Thorough understanding of variable speed drives and coordinated controls. 

  • Industrial experience with variable speed drives and electric machines. 

  • PLC/HMI programming and configuration experience.

  • Knowledge of SINAMICS drives and S7 PLCs

  • Field service or Commissioning background a plus. 


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.


Organization: Siemens Energy

Company: Siemens Energy, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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