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Control Systems Engineer

Job Description

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 Job Description 

Siemens is growing and we are excited to be adding new team members with experience in power distribution equipment, substation automation systems, protection, and controls engineering. This job posting is for multiple positions with similar experience and skill set requirements. If you apply, we will consider you for all positions outlined below. Selected candidates may receive multiple offers to choose from based on your qualifications and feedback received during interviews.
Why you’ll love working for Siemens!
• Freedom and a healthy work- life balance– Embrace our flexible work environment with flex hours, telecommuting and digital workspaces.
• Solve the world’s most significant problems – Be part of exciting and innovative projects.
• Engaging, challenging, and fast evolving, cutting edge technological environment.
• Opportunities to advance your career and mentorship programs on a local and global scale.
• Contribute to our social responsibility initiatives focused on access to education, access to technology and sustaining communities and make a positive impact on the community.
• Participate in our celebrations, social events and offsite business events.
• Opportunities to contribute your innovative ideas and get rewards for them!
• Diversity and inclusivity focused.

Specific Job Responsibilities
General Responsibilities:
• Configure and test protection relays and/or RTUs/PLCs for protection and controls schemes of substations systems and generation stations
• Prepare (FAT) Factory Acceptance Test procedures & testing environments for customer projects
• Implement protection schemes and logic diagrams based on technical drawings
• Download relay configuration to devices in the factory
• Download PLC/RTU configuration to IEDs in the factory
• Perform functional testing of MV-AIS/GIS switchgear integrated with Control and Protection IEDs installed in the gear.
• Test of ATS schemes for MM/MTM/MTTM applications implemented on protection relays, PLCs and/or RTUs.
• Test and Verify Peer-to Peer relay and RTU communication (IEC61850 GOOSE / SEL Mirrored-Bits) 
• Be one of our primary customer interfaces for Factory Tests, including trouble shooting and support
• Occasionally assist in developing new order proposals (bills of materials, estimated engineering hours, etc.)
• Report processes and tools inefficiencies and suggests improvements ideas.
Specific Responsibilities: Protection and Control Relay Applications Engineer
• Prepare Test Set (Omicron, Doble, etc...) routines for various protection applications
• Design, development, implementation, testing, and commissioning of protection and control applications and schemes
• Configure, test and perform commissioning relays for retrofit applications
• Travel to US customer sites is expected for testing of Control and Protection equipment as well as in Frankfurt Factory in Germany or in Wendell in USA.

Required Skills
Education:
BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Similar with applicable knowhow.
Required Experience/Knowhow:
A strong candidate should be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of:
• 8 + years of direct experience in configuration & commissioning of Protection and Automation Systems. 
• Basic knowledge in Communication networks and such as layer 2, layer 3, RSTP, PRP topologies
• Substations and industrial communication protocols such as IEC61850, DNP, Modbus, Profinet, Profibus
• Knowledge of automation software:
• Siemens SICAM PAS/SCC and/or 
• SICAM Device Manager
• SEL accelerator
• SIMATIC S7 (TIA Portal) 
• Basic Knowledge in electrical schematic designs for control and protection of Low, Medium and High Voltage systems. 
• Power System protection applied to Low, Medium and High Voltage systems
• Medium voltage protection schemes (including design of transfer schemes and reverse interlocking schemes)
• Busbar protection
• Transformer protection
• Breaker failure protection
• Knowledge of Siemens, GE, SEL or ABB relay products and associated software


      Considered a Plus – Not Required:
      The following experience is not required but candidates who can demonstrate solid knowledge in these areas 
      will  be given extra consideration:
• Capacitor bank protection
• Communication Network Technologies, including Design, Configuration, and troubleshooting
• Communication protocols such as IEC103, IEC101, IEC104.
• Knowledge of ANSI standards, IEC standards.
• Line Transmission and Distribution protection
• Generator protection for small, medium, and large generators (including protection settings calculation)
• High voltage, distribution, and generation applications
• Knowledge of the multiple vendors' relay products and associated software
• Drafting abilities using AutoCAD or MicroStation
• C Programming Language experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens, S.A. de C.V.

Experience Level: Early Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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