Digital Protections & Commissioning Application Design Senior Engineer


Place of work
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 1 600 EUR/monthThis is the minimum offered salary for the advertised position. Our priority is to find the best talents on the market and offer a fair and competitive final salary which reflects candidate's experience and professional qualifications.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

With a permanent position working for Schneider Electric Regional Execution Platform (REP) Bratislava, Digital Protections and commissioning Application design Senior Engineer:
-Is responsible for IED Protection parameters (Logic, Communication, Protection Settings) design and commissioning for Complex Technical International projects within EMEAS Region.
-Has advanced knowledge about complete SE IED portfolio (VAMP, SEPAM, MICOM, EASERGY, TESYS)
-Has advanced knowledge about Communication protocols (IEC61850, Modbus, OPC, Profibus, DNP3, IEC103, etc.)
-Has experience/knowledge/Literacy about GOOSE(Generic Object Oriented Substation Event) signals
-Has advanced knowledge about ANSI/IEEE Standard Device Function numbers
-Learns and applies applicable standards, tools, procedures and best practices in this area.
-Reports on commercial and technical argumentation in this area.
-Provides technical instructions/assistance to DPT4 and DPT5 profiles.

The main tasks on her/his leadership are - at least - the following:
 Define the best type of SE IED that complies with client needs accordingly with protection plan
 Understand and implement LV/MV protection setting
 Participates in Protection Relays Testing in Factory or Site
 Develop complex Logic functions inside IED to comply with client needs
 Implement Communication IED descriptions (CID files) for communication with internal and external SCADA systems
 Defines IP and Ethernet network between connected devices
 Develop and commission Automatic Transfer Logic (ATS)
 Participates in Tender process to estimate and quote manhours needed
 Participates on Site commissioning on ED SWGR and EMCS interfacing

Scope and Environment
Internal relationships:
 With the Project Team to organize Design / commissioning tasks.
 With the Project Manager (PM), to manage schedules and customer interfaces.
 With the Design Leaders (DPT4) & Technical Leader (DPT5) Electrical and Digital, to advise on correct implementation of IED Logic and communication files (CID).
 With the Power System team to discuss the results of protection studies, to analyze eventual need of change or upgrade electrical equipment to ensure protection discrimination
 with the GCP Digital Integration team to be aware and informed about latest trends and practices in digital community
External relationships:
 With the customers, upon request of the TL (or PM).
 Potentially with external vendors if clients use a competitor IED range

Key responsibilities, activities and skill set

Technical Responsibilities:
-Assumes technical responsibility for robust design or for commissioning.
-Ensures quality (content, timing, costs) of the work done
-Writes Technical reports to TL and Client
-Participates in design meetings if required, participates actively in the capitalization and sharing of experience
-Maintains technical theoretical and applied skills in the ED and Power Systems domain
-Contributes to technical innovation and productivity by sharing best practices

Skill Sets:
-Electrical engineering background
-Strong skills in IEC & IEEE standards applicable within the ED field, knowledge of the methodology & acceptance criteria defined therein
-Strong knowledge of Protection system operation, latest ranges of protection relays, preferably Micom, Sepam, Easergy & Vamp ranges.
-Advanced skills using IED configuration tools, like Micom S1, SFT2841, Vampset
-Advanced level skills in communication protocols
-Advanced level skills in Excel: ability to create tools (ex: for protection settings for Differential & Distance protection schemes)
 Knowledge of cybersecurity and experience constructing secure networks to avoid unauthorized access or digital threats to operating networks
 Experience or literacy on Sequence of Operation PLC Design
 Experience or literacy with HMI and SCADA design or commissioning

Commercial responsibilities:
-In coordination with the TL and PM, participates in meetings with customers to clarify their needs; identifies technical limits; obtains approvals
-Able to create quotation tools for calculations/studies
-Tracks costs and improves profitability of the calculations/studies, considering the cost of both engineering and site travelling if commissioning is engaged

Responsibilities in terms of Quality:
-Is responsible for the quality of his/her studies and for the associated documentation
-Implements the Quality policy and improves the level of customer satisfaction
-Respects the rules and methods of quality procedures- Implement international ISO 9001, ISO 18000 HSE and ISO 14000 quality and environmental Standards
- Respect and follow SE HSE Standards and rules

Responsibility in terms of Security/Safety:
-Ensures the safety of the project data (confidentiality)
-Continuously monitors the security of information processed, stored, sent out
-Acts with discretion, and does not communicate information to those who do not need it

Employee perks, benefits

• Chance to develop your skills within professional environment
• Opportunity to work on interesting international projects
• Providing various type of technical trainings
• Competitive salary
• Notebook, phone
• Package of social benefits:
- Annual bonus
- Life insurance
- Cafeteria system of benefits with budget of 510 EUR/year
- 4 sick days per year
- home office, etc.

Information about the selection process

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Thank you for your understanding.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Electrical engineering

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Driving licence


Personality requirements and skills

- University degree in Electrical engineering (Bachelor as minimum, preferably Master) with a strong experience in the electrical distribution field and in the customer project business
- Other languages as French and/or Spanish and/or German and/or Russian are a plus.
- At least 5 years’ experience in technical field of expertise (Electrical Distribution, Energy automation, commissioning)
- Proved technical experience with communication protocols preparing communication files that client SCADA is able to read
- Proved experience doing signal and loop testing interface test with EMCS(Monitoring and Control System) and switchgear
- Willingness to travel minimum 50% in EMEAS Region
- Driving License B
- Able to take decisions in complex context based on imperfect / missing conditions
- Potential to work on a long time base abroad mission 6 to 12 months (Optional)


Brief description of the company

Schneider Electric develops its products for 4 markets (Energy & Infrastructure, Industry, Buildings and Residential) with and around its brands. Through Electricity and Automation Management, Schneider Electric gives the best of the New Electric World, to everyone, everywhere at any time.
Schneider Electric has activities in 100 countries all around the world and employes more than 160 000 employees, in Slovakia 150 employees.

Number of employees

150-199 employees

Company address

Karadžičova 16
821 08 Bratislava


Kontaktná osoba: Mgr. Katarína Siklenková
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ID: 3838820  Dátum zverejnenia: 12.2.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 600 EUR/month