Protection Relay Assistant & Process Automation Engineer

Job Description

Responsibilities and Tasks:

·         Assistance of product support for DC protection relays and network control systems including

o Commissioning support for protection and control systems.

o Testing of firmware versions and software tools

o Simulation of customer problems,

o Integration tests

·         Engineering of Process Automation software work package and details design submission of AC, DC Traction Power Supply (TPS) substations for Rail Electrification Systems. This is including.

o Preparation of control software

o Preparation of protection relay parameterization

o Preparation of HMI projects

o Internal acceptance tests (Partially)

o External acceptance tests (Partially)

o Training of colleagues and customers (Partially)

o Technical support of the manufacturing and the commissioning engineers concerning analysis of technical problems and answering of technical inquiries.

o Interface clarification and technical integration of all electrical systems within the bulk substation, Traction substation and Service substation.

·         Technical management, planning and controlling of one’s own engineering work packages.

·         Support of sales departments and project management during both, the bid phase and the project execution phase.

·         Participation in technical liaison meetings with customers, suppliers and Siemens’ internal departments overseas.


·         Bachelor degree or above in Electrical / Electronic / Control & Instrument / Automation Engineering with 3 or more yearsexperience, ideally in the field of power distribution, electrical control and protection system.

Knowledge/ Experience/ Languages

·         Practical experience of the Process Automation environment in PLC (SIMATIC products and SPS programming would be advantageous) and HMI interfaces

·         Good knowledge of the automation language IEC 61131-3 and the programming language C as well as object-oriented languages (e.g. C++, C#)

·         Familiar with standard protocols (e.g. Profibus, Modbus) and IEC standards, in particular remote control interface with IEC 60870-5-104/101) and substation environment (IEC61850)

·         Knowledge (High) of Traction Power Supply in the field of Substation Control System, System engineering, Commissioning engineering, Product knowledge in Traction Power Supply.

·         Knowledge (High) of DC digital protection relays i.e., Sitras MDC, Sitras PRO.

·         Knowledge (High) of Siemens PLC SIMATIC STEP7, WINCC, TIA Portal

·         Knowledge (Medium) of AC digital protection relays i.e., SIPROTEC including SW parameterization via SIPROTEC

·         Knowledge (Medium) of AC substation configuration with SICAM PAS, SICAM AK, SICAM A8000

·         Knowledge (Medium) of Energy transmission and distribution

·         Knowledge (Medium) of communication network.

·         Knowledge of measuring, control and supervisory systems.

·         Knowledge of relevant European and International Standards.

·         Knowledge of Software engineering processes.

·         Experience in project realization, preferably in an international project environment.

·         Good command of English.


·         Experience in the railway sector, especially in the field of Process Automation in Rail Electrification Systems.

·         Experience in design and planning of electrical substations.

·         Experience in PLC/HMI Programming.

·         Intercultural experience.

·         Willingness to travel


·         Initiative

·         Ability and willingness to learn

·         Planning and organizing

·         Result and quality orientation

·         Customer focus

Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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