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Senior Project Engineer - SCADA (f/m)

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/22/2017 8:58:02 AM
  • 2824601
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy OnShore Wind
Location(s): Germany ; Salzbergen

About Us:
Renewable Energy offers its customers solutions for energy production from renewable resources such as wind, solar and biogas. With more than 30,000 installed wind turbines globally, GE Energy provides more than 50,000 megawatt installed capacity of clean and efficient energy. A comprehensive service program supports clients from project development to operation and maintenance, to solutions for network integration and the commercial exploitation of wind energy. In Germany, GE Wind Energy is represented by almost 4,500 wind turbines. The wind turbines are manufactured in Salzbergen, Lower Saxony - GE's European headquarters for renewable energy, where also the European Customer Service and Training Center is located.

GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles... people like you.

Role Summary:
The Senior project Engineer SCADA act as primary technical interface with Commercial Operations, Application Engineering, Compliance/Certification, Sales, Engineering COEs, Supply Chain Management, Project Management and GFO for project execution of new wind Turbines installation- He/she will have a strong focus on WindCONTROL and SCADA related tasks and requests.

Essential Responsibilities:
Manages the project technical schedules & information and tracks projects to completion including Engineering fulfillment of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), WindCONTROL, wind turbine controls & electrical scope:

  • Translating contractual/project requirements into product definition and providing project specific bill of material for turbine and SCADA/WFMS

  • Creating project specific customer & commissioning documentation

  • Configure software & control parameters and per site requirements

  • Program small WindCONTROL adaption according to project/grid requirement

  • Providing technical and troubleshooting support for site installation & commissioning

  • Provides timely support for responses to all internal and external customer technical inquiries, meetings, and communications, including review of customer specifications & site data.

  • Identify and schedule resources to develop and timely execute turbine and SCADA specific customization

  • Act as mentor and provide guidance and training for other team members and functions

  • Lead and drives crossfunctional initiatives for continuous improvement and/introduces new approaches and strategies including but not limited to:

    • Product definition management speed & quality

    • Communication to/from Commercial teams

    • Electrical grid code interfaces and compliance


  • Master Degree or equivalent in electrical or computer engineering sciences
  • Passion for electrical power systems and equipment
  • Solid working Experience in Wind Energy and controls/IT infrastructur/electrical power systems
  • Strong analytical skills and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Availability to travel to customer and global GE sites up to 20% of the time

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Experience in SCADA, controls or power conversion equipment
    • Experience in wind farm equipment design, installation, testing or commissioning
    • Experience providing technical support to Sales, Commercial and Services functions
    • Proficiency with SQL, OPC, ODBC, MODBUS, networking and controls software
    • Experience with TCP/IP network over fiber optic, wireless, and microwave infrastructure
    • Experience troubleshooting, configuring and deploying enterprise system
    • Experience in working with global teams

      Locations: Germany ; Salzbergen

      GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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