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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 responsibilities

  • 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.

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

  • Capable to work on marine power & propulsion with remote control systems, drilling automation and drive systems.

  • Carry out the tests on the automation systems for validation / 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.

  • 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 ITO for marine opportunities.

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

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


  • Bachelor’s in electrical and electronics engineering from reputed institute.

  • Experience in Marine control, Propulsion and Automation

  • Fluency in English to join an international project team.

  • MS Visual Studio, MS Office, MS Visio

  • Experience in P80i, PCVue, Iconics, iX developer (Beijer), and VMware will be added advantage.


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

  • Development of supervision systems from different manufacturers.

  • Database development for the application

  • PLC programming for industrial / Marine projects; ladder diagram, blocks and structured text.

  • Configuration of manageable switches / network management for industrial projects.

  • Systems virtualization

  • Program control and monitoring systems using GE Power Conversion standards. Participate in the improvement of these standards.

  • Experience in High Level Programming languages will be added advantage

  • Knowledge of Low/medium voltage frequency inverters.

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

  • Perform cost-benefit analyses.

Desired characteristics

  • 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.

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