Process Automation Engineer (Traction Substation Control)

Job Description

Responsibilities and Tasks

·        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 of Traction Substation control

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 years experience, 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 of DC digital protection relays i.e., Sitras MDC, Sitras PRO.

·        Knowledge of Siemens PLC SIMATIC STEP7, WINCC, TIA Portal

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

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

·        Knowledge of Energy transmission and distribution

·        Knowledge 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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