Senior Multi-Technology Engineer

Schneider Electric AL Khobar Regional Office, East

About the Job

This role is part of the Schneider Electric Process Automation R&D team based in the Schneider Electric Technology & Innovation center in Dhahran Techno Valley, Saudi Arabia. Objective is to support the Industry Business growth with new offers and help improve customer engagement & satisfaction through win-win technology partnerships. This role will have matrix support from identified resources within the other development centers in US, India, Australia, and Canada, etc., and will coordinate with internal departments including but not limited to Sales, Business development, Product development, Marketing, Operations, etc., and will also collaborate with India based outsourcing IT companies like Cognizant and Tata Consultancy Services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be involved in regional customer / market engagement activities to define impactful customer use cases through a close working relationship with the regional & global commercial & functional support teams
  • Participate in the upstream phase of the design/study (functional analysis)
  • Design/develop new solutions combining several technologies (Mechanics, Electronics, Software, Firmware...)
  • Validate design by carrying out tests and creating prototypes
  • Prepare subassemblies reusable in several products or systems
  • Functionally manage specialized engineers
  • Work as an effective member of the global development & execution team in his/her area of expertise once a project is launched
  • Work across corporate functions and business units, as required
Required Experience
  • Broad understanding of industrial process automation & control architectures & systems. Hands on experience in one or more of these areas is a strong plus
  • Deep domain knowledge of one (or more) of the following:
    • Industrial standards & protocols, including but not limited to, IEC 61499, IEC 61311, Open process architecture systems, etc.
    • Industrial control systems such as DCS, Scada/RTUs, Safety systems, etc.
    • Industrial Cybersecurity systems & concepts
  • Wide and effective network of contacts and the ability to quickly build and expand your network
  • Technically inquisitiveness, willing to get into & figure out the details of a solution to the degree that you can own the solution
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to craft clear, concise, compelling messages appropriate for the audience
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to distill complex and/or ambiguous problems to its component parts, and then propose actionable solutions
  • Leadership skills with the ability to communicate across functional teams, external partners and vendors without direct authority
  • A high degree of personal motivation, a desire to make an immediate contribution and a sense of urgency and excitement
  • Experience with industrial control systems & process automation technologies is a plus
  • Minimum M.Sc. degree in Engineering or a relevant discipline with at least 5 years of relevant experience

Desired Experience
  • M.Sc. degree in Engineering or a relevant discipline with 10+ years of relevant experience or A PhD degree with 5+ years of relevant experience