Drives Systems Engineer

About the Role

United States of America
Transformation of Industry
Business Unit
Electrification - Automation - Digitalization
Full / Part time
Experience Level
Mid-level Professional

Location: Alpharetta, GA

Department: SE GP I SO OC NA EN

Job Grade: 7 or 8

Mode of Employment: Permanent / Full-time

A Day in the Life:

This position will design, test, and commission solutions using power converter and inverter systems(VFDs/Drives), motors, and industrial technology to satisfy customer requirements. Our integrated solutions also include stored energy solutions including batteries and fuel Cells for industrial applications and other Green Energy solutions. This role will be supported by leading global standards, products, technical experts and an experienced local project team. Our team of experts, proposal managers, business development managers, project managers, and field service personnel routinely collaborate to successfully execute large complex industrial projects.

Your impact:

  • Work following customer requirements, specifications, and proposals to size and select drive systems for the customer’s applications with a focus on creating drive control concepts including software creation.
  • To work with interfacing and controlling the drive system and associated mechanical and electrical equipment including switchgear, control houses, cooling systems, transformers, etc.
  • Work closely with drafters to create outline drawings, electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, bills of materials, test plans and O&M manuals for the customer
  • Learn the latest industrial solutions and new product developments within Siemens Energy
  • Must be proficient in planning workload and specific tasks and be able to meet budgets and achieve completion dates.
  • Interface directly with customers, sales reps, vendors, project managers, and field service personnel
  • Execute (individually or as member or leader of an engineering team) highly customized production orders under minimum supervision utilizing product design guides, industry standards and best engineering practices.
  • Provide engineering support for Proposals, Sales, Project Management, Manufacturing, Field Service and Quality Assurance groups during project cycle up to and including commissioning
  • Provide technical content for Customized Product manuals.

What you bring:


  • BS/BA Engineering Degree in relevant field preferred (Mechatronics, Electrical)
  • 5+ years of relevant industrial experience required with strong technical background in power converter and inverter systems (Drives/VFDs)/Control System Solution Design
  • Must have knowledge and experience in industrial drive and motor installation and commissioning.
  • Must be able to interface with customers and vendors and resolve comments and changes to documents and drawings.
  • Must have the ability to read schematics and interpret customer specifications.
  • Should have strong organization and excellent time management skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization. Siemens Energy employees with current visa sponsorship may be eligible for internal transfers. 
  • Willing to travel domestic as well as international (approx. 35%)As a federal contractor, Siemens Energy continues to monitor federal and state legal guidelines regarding the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Siemens Energy is pausing its mandatory vaccine policy while the issue is addressed by the courts. SEI will monitor the situation closely and may reimplement its policy if required to comply with federal law. Should the vaccine policy be reimplemented, this position requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are granted a medical or religious accommodation.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:


  • Fiber, Marine, Drilling or Offshore production working experience
  • Siemens Automation hands on experience S7, TIA, PCS7
  • Knowledge of industrial electrical codes, such as NEC, IEC, NEMA, NFPA 70, NFPA 79, UL and CE certifications
  • Service and/or Commissioning Experience.


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