Applications Engineer

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Location
Milton Keynes,Buckinghamshire,United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 Nov 2016
Closes
01 Jan 2017
Ref
GB59790012_E1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
ABB are recruiting for an Applications Engineer who will be responsible for developing winning concepts and solutions for our customers. Take the lead and ownership of a project during the sales phase, particularly in the areas of application design, layout, engineering, pricing and proposal. Identify and manage supplier and sub-contractor relationships during sales phase. Work in partnership with business development / sales managers, product management and external parties and ensure value creation. Provide the technical solution and coordination for all ABB and third party hardware and software aspects of a solution.

Tasks:
Project leadership:
• Responsible for design and performance elements of the project/s. Motivates and leads internal and/or external resources to accomplish all tasks and milestones.

Project execution and control:
• Manages the controls/project team allocated to the project, defining, with key stakeholders, the scope of work, cost/budget, resources required, time schedule and detailed work allocation. Monitors and controls project cost and financials.

Projects, processes and tools:
• Ensures project follows sound methodology and execution practices in accordance with standard ABB internal directives and procedures. Ensures projects follow external standards etc. that influence activities and targets.

Manage uncertainties and risks:
• Identifies, contains and reduces risk. Ensures appropriate handling of change requests. Ensures transparency around unforeseen results/events and identified risks and makes sure that they are properly prioritized, managed and communicated.

Collaboration:
• Uses own technical domain knowledge to provide technical support to colleagues or other functional teams.

Value management:
• Ensures understanding of customer value. Takes into consideration requirements and demands coming from customers and from different ABB functions (sales, supply, production, etc.). Acts to ensure customer satisfaction and expectations.

Stakeholder relations:
• Serves as the key contact for the project stakeholders. Effectively communicates appropriate information to stakeholders in a timely manner and to achieve desired understanding and support.

Networking:
• Manages relationships with stakeholders, internal functions, other R&D teams in Technology Centre and/or Corporate Research Centres and external relevant parties (e.g. customers, academia).

Requirements:
Essential:
• Engineering (B. Eng or M. Eng) qualification
• Robotics application/integration experience: machine vision, grippers, robot programming
• Robotstudio and AutoCAD experience strongly preferred
• Experienced project engineer with a track record of leading engineering projects
• Good communication skills and able to present ABB in a professional manner
• Creative thinker and problem solver
• Positive attitude and team player

Desirable:
• Commercial and results oriented focus
• Personal and change leadership
• Market situation analysis/market intelligence