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General Electric Lead Automation & Control Engineer_Systems Engineering in Chennai, India

Job Description Summary

As a member of a multidisciplinary team, develop and deliver a complete automation solution that includes system architecture, specifications, data sheet, application software, testing and commissioning; ensuring the project meets customer, contract and regulatory requirements.

Job Description

Essential functions:

  • Develop and test a complete automation project for Marine, O&G and Industry.

  • Solid experience on working in automation and control or a similar technical discipline.

  • Produce design, configuration and test documentation related to automation systems.

  • Study the cybersecurity constraints of the customer specifications, and build architectures that meet the needs.

  • Participate in technical meetings with customers, classification societies and suppliers.

  • Program control and monitoring systems using GE Power Conversion standards.

  • Participate in the improvement of these standards.

  • Configure the equipment (PC, switch, firewall, PLCs and supervision stations) for the various projects.

  • Carry out the tests on the automation systems for validation then acceptance with the Customer and the certification bodies.

  • Interpret project requirements based on internal specifications, customer specifications and knowledge of product application.

  • When necessary, carry out a detailed field survey to assess the interfaces between the new and existing system.

  • Experienced in different phases of Software Development Life cycle (SDLC) including Design, Implementation and Testing during the development of software applications.

  • Create procedures and run tests on the automation system.

  • Review and approve engineering designs.

  • Perform cost-benefit analyses.

  • Run bench tests and write concise reports.

  • Provide technical training to customers and employees when required.

  • Write technical notes for correcting products and systems.

  • Support commissioning (Off/Onsite) for automation projects.

  • Carry out the tasks within the agreed time and cost.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Engineering with minimum 10 years’ experience

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in Marine & Industrial automation projects (minimum 10 years).

  • Adhere to company rules and procedures and execute plans with commitment and determination

  • Automation programming language such as ladder diagram, blocks and structured text.

  • Industrial automation protocols such as Modbus, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus / ProfiNet, etc.

  • Low/medium voltage frequency inverters.

  • Database & Programming languages; GE’s Proprietary development software EMS, P80i, MS Visual Studio, MS Office, MS Visio, Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Commissioning of medium and large projects.

  • Knowledge of IEC624443 & NIST SP 800 cyber standards will be preferred

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to work on tasks and projects simultaneously.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Good ability to produce management reports.

  • Proactivity.

  • Willingness for short and medium term national and international travel.

About Us

GE is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity.

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.

GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclosure of your Gender or Sexual orientation is completely Voluntary and not mandatory.


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