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Digital Protections Application Design Senior Engineer

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SLOVAKIA, spol. s r.o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava region, Abroad - Others (The job requires travelling)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 800 EUR/monthThis is the minimum offered salary for the advertised position. Our priority is to find the best talents on the market and offer a fair and competitive final salary which reflects candidate's experience and professional qualifications.
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Be part of Customer Projects Operations and experience 50 years in Project and Engineering. Our mission is to master and support grow of large, complex and international projects business for global accounts and targeted customers through the Global and Regional Application Centers, supporting in parallel project ambitions for Local Execution Centers in Europe in tendering and projects executions.
Our team, which is a part of Schneider Electric community in Slovakia, has currently 90-110 Employees.

With a permanent position working for Schneider Electric Regional Execution Platform (REP) Bratislava, Digital Protections Application Senior Engineer:
- Is responsible for IED Protection parameters (Logic, Communication, Protection Settings) design and commissioning for Complex Technical International projects within Europe and South America Region.
- Has advanced knowledge about complete SE IED portfolio (VAMP, SEPAM, MICOM, EASERGY, TESYS)
- Has advanced knowledge about Communication protocols (IEC61850, Modbus, OPC, Profibus, DNP3, IEC103, etc.)
- Has advanced knowledge about Power Metering Relays and how to use / program them
- Has confirmed experience about GOOSE(Generic Object Oriented Substation Event) signals
- Has advanced knowledge about ANSI/IEEE Standard Device Function numbers
- Learns and applies applicable standards, tools, procedures and best practices in this area
- Reports on commercial and technical argumentation in this area

The main tasks on her/his leadership are - at least - the following:
- Define the best type of SE IED that complies with client needs accordingly with protection plan
- Understand and implement LV/MV protection setting
- Participates in Protection Relays Testing in Factory or Site
- Develop complex Logic functions inside IED to comply with client needs
- Implement Communication IED descriptions (CID files) for communication with internal and external SCADA systems
- Defines IP and Ethernet network between connected devices
- Develop and commission Automatic Transfer Logic (ATS)
- Participates in Tender process to estimate and quote manhours needed
- Participates on Site commissioning on ED SWGR and EMCS interfacing

Scope and Environment
Internal relationships:
- With the Project Team to organize Design / commissioning tasks
- With the Project Manager (PM), to manage schedules and customer interfaces
- With the Design Leaders (DL) & Technical Leader (TL) Electrical and Digital, to advise on correct implementation of IED Logic and communication files (CID)
- With the Power System team to discuss the results of protection studies, to analyze eventual need of change or upgrade electrical equipment to ensure protection discrimination
- With the GCP Digital Integration team to be aware and informed about latest trends and practices in digital community

External relationships:
- With the customers, upon request of the TL (or PM)
- Potentially with external vendors if clients use a competitor IED range

Technical Responsibilities:
- Assumes technical responsibility for robust design or for commissioning
- Ensures quality (content, timing, costs) of the work done
- Writes Technical reports to TL and Client
- Participates in design meetings if required, participates actively in the capitalization and sharing of experience
- Maintains technical theoretical and applied skills in the ED and Power Systems domain
- Contributes to technical innovation and productivity by sharing best practices

Commercial responsibilities:
- In coordination with the TL and PM, participates in meetings with customers to clarify their needs; identifies technical limits; obtains approvals
- Able to create quotation tools for calculations/studies
- Tracks costs and improves profitability of the calculations/studies, considering the cost of both engineering and site travelling if commissioning is engaged

Responsibilities in terms of Quality:
- Is responsible for the quality of his/her studies and for the associated documentation
- Implements the Quality policy and improves the level of customer satisfaction
- Respect and follow SE HSE Standards and rules

Responsibility in terms of Security/Safety:
- Continuously monitors the security of information processed, stored, sent out
- Acts with discretion, and does not communicate information to those who do not need it

Employee perks, benefits

Chance to develop your skills within professional environment
• Opportunity to work on interesting international projects
• Providing various type of technical trainings
• Competitive salary
• Notebook, phone

Package of social benefits:
- Annual bonus
- Life insurance
- Cafeteria system of benefits with budget of 510 EUR/year
- 4 sick days per year
- home office, etc.

Information about the selection process

Information about the selection process:
If you are interested in this position, please send us your CV in English language. We will contact suitable candidates only. Thank you.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

University of Technology education – Electrical / Electrotechnical University of Technology education (Bachelor/Masters-Ing./Phd Degree) – electrical engineering

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2) or French - Upper intermediate (B2) or German - Upper intermediate (B2) or Spanish - Upper intermediate (B2) or Russian - Upper intermediate (B2)

Driving licence

B

Number of years of experience

5

Personality requirements and skills

Qualification and experience:
- University degree in Electrical engineering (Bachelor as minimum, preferably Master) with a strong experience in the electrical distribution field and in the customer project business
- English language fluent mandatory (minimum B2 level)
- Other languages as French and/or Spanish and/or German and/or Russian are a plus
- At least 5 years’ experience in technical field of expertise (Electrical Distribution, Energy automation, commissioning)
- Proved technical experience with communication protocols preparing communication files that client SCADA is able to read
- Proved experience doing signal and loop testing interface test with EMCS(Monitoring and Control System) and switchgear

Skill Sets:
- Strong skills in IEC & IEEE standards applicable within the ED field, knowledge of the methodology & acceptance criteria defined therein
- Strong knowledge of Protection system operation, latest ranges of protection relays, preferably Micom, Sepam, Easergy & Vamp ranges.
- Advanced skills using IED configuration tools, like Micom S1, SFT2841, Vampset
- Advanced level skills in communication protocols
- Advanced level skills in Excel: ability to create tools (ex: for protection settings for Differential & Distance protection schemes)
- Desirable:
- Knowledge of cybersecurity and experience constructing secure networks to avoid unauthorized access or digital threats to operating networks
- Experience with Cybersecurity Admin Expert Cybersecurity Application Platform
- Experience or literacy on Sequence of Operation PLC Design
- Experience or literacy with HMI and SCADA design or commissioning

Location and travel requirements:
- Based in Slovakia, Willingness to travel minimum 50% in EMEAS Region
- Potential to work on a long time base abroad mission 6 to 12 months (Optional)

Core Competencies:
- Strong Technical knowledge
- Able to take decisions in complex context based on imperfect / missing conditions

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Brief description of the company

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation with a unique local
presence through our 140.000+ employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. We are a technology
company and create connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities, and enrich lives.

Number of employees

150-199 employees