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  • Plant Service Engineer (Hydro) - Western & Eastern Africa at GE - General Electric

  • Posted on: 6 June, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.

    Plant Service Engineer (Hydro) - Western & Eastern Africa


    Ref No: 3205332
    Location: Lagos

    Role Summary

    • The Hydro Plant Support Engineer will lead the site service activities for hydropower plants in nominated SSA countries.
    • 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

    • 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
    • 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, Com Ops and COE engineers
    • Provide hands on technical support to customers and field teams for general E&M services and specific upgrades
    • Partner with GE Hydro/SSA sale team for technical discussion with customers
    • Establish and maintain relationships with external and internal parties to ensure that customer requirements are ultimately understood and achieved
    • Lead and manage cross-functional teams and coordinating with GE Hydro/Project Manager in executing contract at site
    • Facilitate the configuration of control software and parameters based upon the site requirements / specific unit configurations (for control plant support)
    • Liaise between customers and GE Hydro/Engineering regarding balance of plant equipment for configuring interfaces, safety protections and control (for control plant support)


    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or Industrial Engineering from an accredited university or college
    • Minimum of 10 years in Hydropower Electro-mechanical field services i.e. maintenance, installation and commissioning or manufacturing
    • Minimum 0f 03 years in engineering
    • Strong knowledge and relationship with local customers at Plant level
    • Ability and willingness to travel more than 50% of the time
    • A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required (please indicate clearly on your resume)
    • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Strong knowledge of mechanical and/or electrical components of Hydropower,
    • 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 (French for West and Central African countries and Portuguese for Southern Africa countries).

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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