Sr Systems Engineer

Birmingham, Alabama
04 Oct 2016
24 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Digital Factory (DF)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Factory Automation
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Mid Level

Req ID 155940
Required Education Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Location AL - Birmingham
Required Travel 20%

Division Description
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

The Siemens Digital Factory Division offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.

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Job Description
Position Overview
The Systems Engineer (HW Engineer) works in an interdisciplinary project team in the automotive industry and will be responsible for the subtasks of the adapting of electrical construction for automotive projects. They will be working under the lead of an experienced Lead Engineer and/or a Project Manager. The supporting of a commissioning team in troubleshooting, rewiring and new wiring is also a task. May work in with similar technologies with other industries.
Tasks include project-relevant technical responsibility for implementation of constructional E-plan drawings such as small new projects, as built documentation (red line drawings) an adaption of extensions of existing systems. Therefore new E-plan drawings and bills of material have to be developed under the use of customer` templates and best practice techniques.
This person supports and advises the Lead Engineer and Project Manager in technical discussions with the customer in the field of expertise.
Manages all relevant technical information of the project team members and partners whether internal/external.
Follows the Siemens Business Conduct Guidelines (e.g. fiscal regulations, employee delegation, export control, EHS [Environment, Health and Safety]).
The Hardware engineer shares responsibility for the project budget in the field of expertise.
Observes and validates the compliance with \"\"Siemens compliance regulations\"\" by e.g. application of Compliance-Risk (Re-) Assessments to the respective milestones / quality gates
Actively seeks and uses sources of information, knowledge and experience. Analyzes information, knowhow and experience and makes project knowledge available. Takes the chance to learn from others and to exchange experiences.
Takes over the responsibility to integrate team members into project work and cares about teamwork and wellbeing. The candidate is proactive about their personal development (e.g. PMP-process) for other team members and themselves
Makes sure there is an efficient communication with all relevant stakeholders.  Makes sure there is a targeted and complete communications within the project team. Actively seeks feedback (e.g. from associates, superiors, managers, customers)
Helps to process all relevant PM@Siemens elements and milestone work results according to the project category. Follows the Siemens Project Management Plan which includes the continuous monitoring of the project status in consideration of the IFRS, early recognition of deviations and initiates targeted measures in cooperation with the Project Manager
Helps to define procedures and requirements of quality management for his tasks (audits, seals of approval, acceptance checks) according to the existing quality regulations and customer or local standards
Implements the project within the pre-determined financial targets (budget, target  costing, target profit margin).
Identifies and minimizes non-conformance costs (NCC)
Could be involved in the distribution process / bid phase, analyzes customer requirements and examining their technical feasibility.
Ensures that Siemens products and services are used wherever they are available and applicable
Actively gathers information on the customer and the customer's requirements/targets
Ongoing identifying and rating of risks and opportunities in his responsibilities of the running project to the project manager with claims and their management by technical preparation and documentation of change requests

Knowledge Management where the candidate develops and uses active sources of information in order to apply them in a project-based and entrepreneurial way. Proactively gathers information, knowledge and experience and stores it for cross team sharing.  Takes the chance to benefit from others and exchange experiences through lesson learned sharing. Participation in the generation of expert networks in order to achieve a high reusability of gained project knowhow.

Required Knowledge Skills, Education and Experience

Professional experience of 3-5 years in a company working in automation engineering for the automotive business.

Working knowledge of electrical engineering (eplan drawings)
Installation, Commissioning experience of knowledge of Body shops, Conveyors, Storage and Retrieval systems (including :Technologies, Processes, Procedures, Regulation) with automobile producer or supplier.
Industrial safety regulations: knowledge of area-specific industrial safety and regulations with respect to the project-specific implementation        
Area-specific: knowledge and nexus: i.a. environment, Strategy, Goals, Processes, Guidelines, Decision-makers, Platforms, IT Systems und Tools   
Industry- / customer-related knowledge: Knows at least one automotive standard (i.e. BMW, VW, Daimler)
MS-Office Applications: Excel, Word   
Product knowledge of Siemens, SEW, Sick required, Pilz, Wago, Festo desired
Implementation-Know how (Basic/Detail-Engineering). Eplan P8 desired and/or Ruplan desired
Language skillls: English, German and or Spanish is a plus           
Preferred Education
BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education with focus on electrical and experience.  Certification may be required in some areas
Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without the current or future need of sponsorship.
• Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States.
• Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.
• Individual must possess a valid Driver's license in good standing
• Willingness to travel in the USA and to short term commitment to Europe
Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

Offer of employment with Siemens is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

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