Electrical Engineer Sales Support

Wendell, North Carolina
04 Oct 2016
05 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Energy Management (EM)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Digital Grid Solutions & Services
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Mid Level

Req ID 158255
Required Education Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Location NC - Wendell, MN - Minnetonka, GA - Atlanta, VA - Fairfax, CA - Foster City
Required Travel 15%

Division Description
The Siemens Energy Management Division is one of the leading global suppliers of products, systems, solutions, and services for the economical, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. The portfolio includes facilities and systems for the low-voltage and distribution power grid level, smart grid solutions and high-voltage transmission systems.

For further information, please visit: http://www.siemens.com/businesses/us/en/energy-management.htm

Job Description
Electrical Engineer Sales Support

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years.

Siemens Energy Management Division
The Energy Management (EM) Division of Siemens is the one-stop supplier of sophisticated energy management technology across the entire energy conversion chain - from power transmission right through to the customer - and makes it possible to adapt power grids to future demands, through modernization and capability enhancement. Our technology simplifies the control of power grids and ensures an economic, reliable, intelligent, highly-available and efficient grid operation.

One of the business units in the EM Division is Digital Grid, which brings to market solutions that over time, are scalable and compliant with industry standards for interoperability and security. We are making the Digital Grid a reality by partnering with utilities and cities to implement their Digital Grid visions. We have major locations in Minneapolis, MN; Foster City, CA; Schenectady, NY; Houston, TX; and Wendell, NC.

We are looking for the best talent to shape the technology of the future. Come build your career in one of the best companies in the world!

Position Scope
The Digital Grid Business Unit Sales Operations team is looking for a dynamic, creative, and highly motivated Applications Engineer to ensure our company continues to grow successfully in a very competitive market. The primary focus of the role will be preparing the proposals for Automation and Protection bids and supporting the sales team during the quotation phase. This includes but is not limited to preparation of bid documents, project order management and handover of proposal to project delivery teams upon signature. Key working relationships for this position will be with the Proposal Manager, Inside Sales, Logistics Planning, and Operations.

Specific Job Responsibilities
• Preparation of offers, bids, contracts and other sales-related documents regarding, protection relays, relay upgrades, relay retrofits, RTU parts, relay panels, Controller Panel and substation automation.
• Review of RFPs, commercial and technical documents, and product requirements for KEY customer projects
• Support and coordination of sales activities related to development of proposals
• Support of project order deliverables including customer meetings, inspections, and documentation
•Support project turnover activities to the project delivery teams following signature
• Supports sales inquiries and proposal activity requests in a timely manner
• Support process improvements, visibility, transparency, and accuracy wherever possible
• Work closely with procurement to identify project costs, lead time requirements, and review of offers

• Gather and share market information
• The candidate may be required to travel to project sites - estimated 10% domestic travel

Required Skills
• BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
•Familiarity with the US Smart Grid and Energy Management industry and products including Grid Control software and hardware, Power Systems Consulting, and Equipment Automation and Protection Systems
• Solid experience in protection and automation systems preferred
• Ability to analyze Electrical drawings including but not limited to single lines, schematics, wiring diagrams and panel layouts
• Solid knowledge of at least one of the following vendors' relay products and associated software packages: Siemens/GE/SEL/ABB
• Minimum two years experience in developing and elaborating proposals of Substation automation and/or field experience that involves:
o Transfer schemes, breaker failure schemes
o Transmission and Distribution protection
o Busbar, Transformer, and Generator protection
• General knowledge of Substation Automation, applications, distribution channels, company processes, and competitors.
• Excellent organizational skills with managing proposals and project deliverables.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with customers and internal stakeholders.
• Adept with Microsoft Office Applications

Additional Desired Skills:
•Project Management including project schedules and financials
•Smart Grid Vendor, utility, or IT industry experience
•Sales and/or business transaction experience.  
•Public sector, government, or utility contracting or procurement  experience  
•Knowledge of ANSI, IEEE, NFPA, NETA standards.
• Knowledge about Substation Automation System Standards for Distribution, Transmission, Generation and Industrial customers
• Microsoft Project and/or Primavera

Location: Wendell office preferred but not required. We have major locations in Minneapolis, MN;  Foster City, CA; Schenectady, NY; Houston, TX; and Wendell, NC

Must have authorization to work in the US permanently without sponsorship

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, disability status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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