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  • Posted: Jun 17, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Schneider Electric develops technologies and solutions to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green. The Group invests in R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.
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    PA Senior Project Application Engineer

    Req ID: 007ZD2
    Categories: Customer Projects & Services

    Your Mission

    • An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Engineering Division for a PA Senior Project Application Engineer to report to the Engineering Manager.

    Primary Purpose of the Job

    • Specify, design, implement and review the detailed technical supply of automation systems.
    • Provide technical input and support to engineering standards, tools, and methodology.
    • When assigned, manage, administer and control one or more teams of engineers during the design, build, and testing phase of medium to large projects.
    • Through a team of Engineers, is responsible for ensuring project technical deliverables are on time.
    • Functionally manages a Group of Application Engineers.
    • Mentoring Engineers for their career development.
    • Shall assist the EM in Engineering estimates
    • Assist Engineering Manager in the implementation of standards for engineering and quality control.
    • Shall be responsible for Productivity & utilization of the Engineers acting as Lead on assigned projects ensuring project WBS time scales and deliverables are met.
    • Shall require Travel for Meetings / Site implementation as deemed necessary.
    • Shall work with Project Managers to ensure that all engineering deliverables for the projects assigned to this function and the Engineers under this function are executed within the agreed budget (including hours) and schedule.
    • Actively contribute to the company knowledge capture system.

    If so, designated by the Engineering and Project Manager, act as the Project Lead Engineer and assume the Following Additional Responsibilities:

    • Manage, administer, and control the application engineering team during the design, build, and testing phase of the project.
    • Total responsibility for the overall system specification, design, implementation, testing and review for in-house and 3rd party supply:
      • Ensure all work packages are clearly identified, estimated & planned.
      • Overall responsibility for resource identification, sourcing, monitoring, and control.
      • Total responsibility for technical compliance, including Validation of system design, architecture and application software structure, verification of configuration specification, hardware specification, processor and marshalling cabinet layout and system interface to the field.
      • Overall technical coordination of client interface and communications.
      • Deputies & support the Project Manager as directed.
      • Report progress to an agreed format.

    Principle Relationships:

    • Engineering Manager
    • Service Manager
    • Project Managers
    • Delivery Administrator.

    About You

    • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience within a leading automation project organization.
    • B.Sc in Engineering or equivalent / M.Sc preferred.
    • Drive for Results.
    • Foster teamwork.
    • Client Focus.
    • Coach & Develop Others.
    • Good communication skills & team leadership.
    • Initiative, self-motivation, and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
    • Ability to quickly analyze a situation & make positive decisions or recommendations.
    • Sound knowledge of automation control systems technologies.
    • Knowledge of project management methods & support systems.
    • Lagos based with occasional travel.
    • Site work.

    Benefits
    Schneider Electric believes in rewarding and recognizing employees who contribute to the success of the Company. Our rewards programs are designed for employees who are aligned to our strategy, engaged and successfully contributing to the organizational goals. These philosophies, as well as our desire to care for you and your family, form the basis of our Total Rewards offer. 

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    Senior Site / Service Engineer

    Your Mission

    • Process Automation is a global business unit building value in today’s ever-changing industrial world by forging new connections among people, processes, and technologies. 
    • Schneider Electric’s process automation solutions help our customers to drive their operations to higher and higher value utilizing proven Schneider Electric technology and expertise enabling success.
    • An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Process Automation (PA) business unit for a Senior Site/Service Engineer to join our delivery team, operating as part of the North Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa Hub (NESSA).
    • The purpose of this key position is to lead and develop the field service team within West Africa and potentially across the territory.  The role is a key delivery leadership role with line management responsibility for a team of Engineers currently based in Lagos and Port Harcourt but covering West Africa for the delivery of onsite services for a full suite of PA products (both hybrid and systems).
    • The position based in Lagos will report to the Territory Engineering Manager and will operate as part of the Hub Delivery Team

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Ensure capacity plans are updated to reflect Service utilization of resources across service projects and regions.
    • Ensure Service Engineer on-time booking and expense submission to ensure on-time invoicing of all site services activity.
    • Support the ongoing growth of Service within West Africa, proactively identifying opportunities where appropriate.
    • On-call support as Duty Manager.
    • Select, deploy & mobilise Service Resources or contractors as required to meet start-up and commissioning requirements on support domestic and international projects.
    • Work with customers across the region to ensure Service resources are deployed to meet our client schedule requirements and deliver against our service contract obligations.
    • Build a fully integrated Services team, that can perform effectively in either a proactive or reactive manner as required to meet the needs of the business and the customer, in both systems and hybrid environments.

    Cross Function Support:

    • Support Service Sales Manager in the pricing of new & renewal Service Agreements.
    • Support the Sales and Tendering teams in the development of the Service submission within Project bids.
    • Support pricing of site services for start-up and commissioning on domestic and international projects.
    • Work with Sales Managers and Technical Sales Consultants to increase opportunity for Services, through demand creation initiatives, embedded (Resident Engineers) and other site-based engineering opportunities.
    • Work with Engineering and Project Management to ensure a seamless transition from Project Staging Floor to Customer Site.
    • Work with Service colleagues across the Hub to support best practice principles and a strong and consistent Service approach for the NESSA teams.
    • Sales support, development of CS business, CS technical proposals.
    • Based on market data, customer intimacy, internal relationships, and the knowledge of the CS industry, assist SE Cybersecurity Team in generating new business through existing and new channels.
    • Support defining scope and requirements for CS Training.
    • Support defining scope and requirements for CS Maintenance Contracts.
    • Support CS Solutions Roadmap Management.

    Quality & HSE:

    • Ensure compliance with all company quality procedures and policies, supporting the Territory Engineering Manager and Quality Manager as requested on Periodic internal and external audits.
    • Ensure full compliance with all Schneider Electric Health and Safety Policies.
    • Engineers to have and use as appropriate company-provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Ensure On-time renewal of all Safety certifications as appropriate.
    • Ensure Engineer compliance with Site Risk Assessment Processes and use of Point of work risk assessments.
    • Liaise with the Country H&S teams to ensure good relationships and appropriate compliance to business expectations.

    People:

    • Develop relationships with new customers and maintain existing client relationships.
    • Recruitment of new Service resources with the Systems Field Service Team to accommodate changing business needs, Retirement and Leavers as and when applicable, using own resourcing calculations for justifications.
    • Ensure Talent Management and Succession Planning process is in place and effective.
    • Establish development plans for all team members, including key high potential Talent.
    • Ensure full compliance with the Schneider Electric Performance Management Process.
    • Support and ensure One Voice action planning and ensure Results and Action Plan status is communicated to the Service Team, taking ownership of actions when required.
    • Ensure effective communication within the team through regular team communications and one-2-one meetings.
    • Work with Service Managers in the Automation & Telemetry teams to identify and develop cross-skilling opportunities to address geographical coverage, skills gaps and development opportunities.
    • Establish Technical Training Plans in place to meet the Operational and Strategic needs of the service business.

    Key Metrics:
    Ensuring Key Financial and Operational Performance Metrics & Targets are met:

    • Chargeable Utilization
    • Cost Centre Under / Over Recovery
    • SLA and On-Site Service Revenue (IDIBP)
    • SLA and On-Site Services Gross Margin
    • Orders Growth (Collective)
    • On-Site Service Customer Satisfaction (NPS and NSS)
    • Installed Base (Ferret) Compliance
    • On-timeme Service delivery (PM, Health checks etc.)
    • OneVoice feedback and results
    • Performance ratings and appropriate development plans

    Qualifications
    About You:

    • BS in Engineering or equivalent / MS preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience within a leading automation project organisation.
    • Desire to learn and develop both technical and leadership skills.
    • MUST have a high desire to learn new technologies across systems and hybrids and be able to pass on this knowledge and ensure the whole team benefits.  MUST have a strong desire to lead and manage resources for the benefit of the service business and take full ownership of field services over time.
    • Demonstrable planning skills.
    • MUST be able to plan resources and ensure utilisation is kept high whilst also ensuring engineer development meets future goals.
    • Excellent and effective communication skills.
    • Expected to visit clients and act in the semi-sales role and showcase Schneider-Electric technology and resources.
    • MUST actively participate in delivery meetings both in West Africa and across the wider hub.
    • Possess the potential to develop a high-performance team, understanding the need for business and commercial decisions to be effectively cascaded.
    • Due to large opportunities in the service pipeline its essential that the team is high-performance and ability to deliver service needs to key customers

    Desired:

    • Open and supportive personality with a genuine inquisitive nature.
    • Willingness to put in the extra effort to ensure continued service success.
    • Good technical and commercial decision-making skills.
    • Whilst the role is predominantly office based there will be a need for occasional travel and site work as and when needed.
    • Experience and capability in CS sales, engineering, documentation, standardization, or training tasks, including developing, evaluating, implementing Security policies and Procedures, Audit and Compliance (both policy and technical).   This is desired but not essential

    Benefits
    Schneider Electric believes in rewarding and recognizing employees who contribute to the success of the Company.  Our rewards programs are designed for employees who are aligned to our strategy, engaged and successfully contributing to the organizational goals.  These philosophies, as well as our desire to care for you and your family, form the basis of our Total Rewards offer.

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    Graduate Application Engineer

    Ref No: 007ZD9
    Category:  Customer Projects & Services

    Your Mission

    • An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Engineering Division for a Graduate Application Engineer to report to the Engineering Manager.
    • He/she will be responsible for providing application, configuration and system engineering during the design, build, and test phase of automated control system projects.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • All aspects of application engineering, including training and working to delivery of:
      • System specification, design, implementation, and configuration for Schneider Electric product and 3rd party supply.
      • System testing and conducting Client witness testing, 3rd Party equipment acceptance testing.
      • Selection and integration of Schneider Electric and third-party purchased equipment.
      • Define and configure sequential, continuous and ladder logic from client P&IDs and technical descriptions.
      • Prepare electronic and mechanical designs to protect and power automation systems.
      • Define the system network, calculate processor, memory loading and other engineering calculations.
      • Design field loop circuits and specify hardware components.
      • Ensure technical compliance to customers’ specifications relating to assigned areas of work.
      • To be aware of the development of existing and new Schneider Electric hardware and software products.
    • Ensure technical information is communicated to all relevant parties as appropriate.  Attend and document meetings as appropriate.
    • Provide support functions not directly related to the execution of sales order projects:
      • Provide technical support to sales staff, including pre-order discussions with prospective clients.
      • Provide technical support to Customer Services, including support to Field Service and Customer Training.
      • Provide technical support to the Proposal department.
      • Site visits (home & abroad) for meetings, surveys, installation and commissioning activities.
      • Assist when necessary in the development or upgrading of internal engineering/department procedures.
    • To comply with Health and Safety guidelines and work in accordance with Company/Department Quality procedures.
    • Ensure that the correct project procedures are followed and that QA requirements are fully satisfied in assigned work areas.
    • Undertake any other reasonable tasks as required.

    Qualifications
    About You:

    • MUST have HND or equivalent level in an Engineering discipline - preferably Electronic, Electrical, Control or Software.
    • Good command of the English language, both verbally and written.  
    • Candidates with BEng Degree in Electronic/Control Engineering will have a distinct advantage.
    • Ability to problem solve and think adaptively and able to react to changing requirements.
    • Experience the team working, possessing the necessary communication skills to influence and get results.
    • Awareness of automation control systems technologies.
    • Computer literate.
    • Industry experience gained through gap / year-in-industry or intern.
    • Experience/knowledge of automated control systems.
    • Knowledge of software design methods and systems design and software languages at high and medium levels.
    • Knowledge of electrical circuit design and basics of electrical design theory.
    • Knowledge of project management and planning techniques.

    Job Requirements:

    • Position requires a reliable, self-motivated, articulate individual.
    • Able to communicate internally and externally with the potential to develop into a well rounded project team player.
    • Flexible approach to work/life balance and prepared to travel and work remotely.
    • Career-focused, displaying ownership and being prepared to accept challenges and responsibility.
    • Capable of logical and original thought with the ability to react appropriately under stress and delegate effectively.

    Benefits
    Schneider Electric believes in rewarding and recognizing employees who contribute to the success of the Company. Our rewards programs are designed for employees who are aligned to our strategy, engaged and successfully contributing to the organizational goals. These philosophies, as well as our desire to care for you and your family, form the basis of our Total Rewards offer. 

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