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General Electric Automation & Controls Engineer - Marine in Rugby, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Our automation and control systems team help customers to lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance by supporting optimized processes and energy usage. GE Power Conversion’s Dynamic Positioning system enables a vessel to maintain a predetermined heading and position, fixed or moving, by use of propulsion units to counteract the effects of displacing forces such as wind, current, and wave action.

Job Description

In this role you will be responsible for all tasks related to software design, implementation and testing of Marine Automation and Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems for marine offshore and naval applications. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and you will:

  • Execute various controls software engineering activities for delivery of compliant automation and dynamic positioning (DP) systems from the receipt of an order to handover to the customer.

  • Plan and execute all engineering activities to ensure projects attain on-time delivery, cost and quality targets. Including testing and documentation.

  • Provide a technical interface to various stakeholders (customers, marine classification societies and suppliers) and the sales, commissioning, and service teams.

  • Perform the functional design of HMI, PLC Architecture, Networks and Communications interfaces using standard hardware and software components

  • Write PLC code using IEC 61131-3 complaint programming languages. i.e. Ladder diagram (LD), Function block diagram (FBD), Structured text (ST), Instruction list (IL) and Sequential function chart (SFC)

  • Design, implement and test automation process mimics using HMI SCADA packages

  • Work with the Drawing Office to produce equipment drawings, electrical wiring diagrams, cable interconnection drawings and interface schedules etc.

We are looking for an professional with:

  • A degree level in Controls and Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, (or equivalent)

  • Knowledge and experience of implementing PLC Programming (IEC61131 Function Block, Ladder, Structured text, etc.), and HMI/SCADA Systems Programming

  • Knowledge of industrial communication protocols e.g. Modbus (RTU/TCP IP), Profibus, Profinet etc.

  • Experience of control and instrumentation, mechanical and electrical packaging for automation systems

About us

GE's Power Conversion ( is at the heart of electrifying tomorrow's energy.

GE Power Conversion will give you the opportunity to develop your career in an environment where everyone feels that they belong, that their contribution matters and they are able to perform to their full potential, no matter their background, identity or circumstances.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive flexible benefits package.

We also understand that not everyone has the same expectations about their jobs, careers and work-life balance therefore we are happy to discuss flexibility requirements

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No