The Hydro Plant Support Engineer will lead the site service activities for Hydro power plants in the nominated Region. He/she is the primary liaison / point of contact between GE Hydro/Service Leadership, GE Hydro/Engineering, project management, supply chain, the site team, sale team and customers. Scope includes ensuring the completeness of the deliverable solutions of GE Hydro services.
Essential Responsibilities:As the Plant Service Engineer, you will:
Obtain information on hydro power plant assets & setup, mainly on E&M, for the designated areas such as hydro turbine & generator technologies, existing DCS, governing, excitation and other mechanical & electrical BoP systems including customer purchasing plans and Maintenance budget. Have a clear understanding of power plant outage schedule.
Actively visit customer’s plants (> 02 plants par month/per customer at least), participate in customer meetings and connect customer needs with our products’ available options and solutions
Deliver timely / accurate responses to customer technical inquiries including quick quote proposal and execution (for transactional opportunities) leveraging GE Hydro COEs supports – Sales/CommOps and COE engineers (Fleet Reliability Operations)
Provide hands on technical support to customers and field teams for general E&M services and specific upgrades
Project Execution: Pilot the execution of the job with respect to time, quality, cost commitment and drive variation orders. Run the project financials
Ensure CRM tool accuracy
Nice-to-have: Facilitate the configuration of control software and parameters based upon the site requirements / specific unit configurations (for control plant support)
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or Industrial Engineering from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge or experience
Major experience in Hydro power Electro-mechanical field services i.e. maintenance, installation and commissioning or manufacturing (or similar)
Strong knowledge and relationship with local customers at Plant level
Engineering experience would be an advantage.
Ability and willingness to travel more than 50% of the time
The four key pillars of this position are Technical, Project Management, Sales and Site works.
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working
Strong knowledge of mechanical and/or electrical components of Hydro power
Strong analytical skills with the ability to do Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to understand and resolve problems
A plus for knowledge of VBA, SQL, OPC, ODBC, MODBUS, networking, ALSPA and MarkVIe controls software
Strong knowledge of / experience with MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
Ability to interpret technical drawings, wiring schematics
Power Generation, Renewable Energy and Hydro experience
Comfortable providing technical presentations to peers, customers and leadership regarding the details of technical issues and project status
Strong, self-directed, collaborative team player with interpersonal skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
English/local language fluency
Effective problem identification and solution skills.
Ability to influence others and work autonomously
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