Project Lead Engineer – Power Quality Solutions


ABB, Chennai, India

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Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

ABB is a global technology leader in industrial digitalization. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees and $34 billion revenue.

In India, ABB has been operating for over a century. At present, we have 40 factories at 9 locations that develop best-in-class products bringing together global expertise, with local experience. India is also home to ABB group’s largest engineering design and R&D center, where our engineers work on cutting-edge technologies to develop the future offerings from engineering tools to analytics solutions.

The India Power Grids Operations Center (INOPC) is a competence center with around 900 skilled engineers who focus on tendering, engineering, planning, procurement, functional system testing, installation supervision and commissioning. However, over the last decade, it has evolved to become the largest engineering hub within PG Business and HVDC and FACTS engineering center outside ABB Sweden. The India Operations Centre is a key aspect of the Power Grids business Power Up transformation program. The INOPC team at Chennai supports ABB units in more than 25 countries across a wide portfolio of all the four business units in Power Grid business. To date, the team has executed engineering and commissioning for projects in more than 60 countries.

Your Responsibilities

Lead the Project Execution and Co-ordinate the project work with other stake holders (Project manager, other design teams, local ABB offices and externally to our customer during verification and commissioning phase) to ensure the project is executed smoothly
Taking responsibility for the project team to ensure the results are delivered on time, with the right scope and quality, and meeting the budgeted cost.
Support tender engineering right from analyzing the technical requirements and providing solution to Coordination with different stake holders (Design Engineering teams, tender management, suppliers and customers) to ensure the bid is submitted on time with the right technical offer.
Taking accountability for time schedule, budget and quality control during the entire project execution.
Identify risks and opportunities at early stages, take risk mitigation actions, develop the strategy for integration with Control system and coordinate technical activities within his domain in the project.
Support procurement, follow ups with vendors to identify the right materials for project execution and analyze & optimize the material cost and quality and support vendor development.
Support to resource planning & developing HBU team to deliver the HBU Projects on time.
Living ABB’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background

M.E / M.Tech in Power Systems or Energy systems or Power Electronics & Drives or any related discipline.
8 to 10 Years of experience in similar role.
Hands on experience in performing System design engineering for FACTS / HVDC / Substation applications.
Good knowledge of Power System equipments and their purpose. Example, Power Transformers, Capacitors, Reactors, Instrument Transformer and measuring equipment, Circuit Breakers, Disconnectors and Surge Arrestors.
Knowledge in selection, sizing, integration and testing of above equipment based on customer specification.
Understanding application of Power Electronics in HV/EHV system.

More About Us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

It is an exciting time to join ABB Power Grids. ABB and Hitachi have signed an agreement to create a joint venture (JV). By combining ABB Power Grids’ with Hitachi’s complementary strengths, we plan to form a new and stronger global leader in the power sector. ABB Power Grids and Hitachi will have more than 230 years of combined heritage and experience. Together, we will be well-positioned to shape the future of energy, with pioneering technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. The transaction is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. Join us on this exciting journey.

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