EcoStruxure Automation Expert Regional Consultant

Andover, Massachusetts


Description

About the EcoStruxure Plant Competency Centre:
EcoStruxure Plant is a collaborative process automation system based on Schneider Electric's best of breed components in MES, SCADA, Edge Controllers, system software, MCC's, connected products through industrial networking and also IIOT application solution.

The EcoStruxure Plant Competency Centre (ESxCC) is a team of highly experienced professional engineers with the mission to provide high level technical consulting services. These services cover the system and architectural design of EcoStruxure Plant solutions. The team operates internationally with bases in Asia, Europe, and the Americas (Regional Consultants). The Regional Consulants is the team that Schneider industry engineers in the countries look to for assistance with some of the most complex customer demands, create project reference for strategic new offer of Schneider and in parallel to develop technical local autonomy in country organization for that specific new offer. The Regional Consultants must be capable to handle these demands, work with L3, and country engineers and system integrators to develop solutions which meet our customer's expectations.

The Regional Consultant team is structured to reflect the senior nature of its members. All Regional Consultant members bring many years of system and software implementation experience and have achieved a high level of expertise in their chosen disciplines. This experience is reflected in the ability of team members to manage a high level of autonomy and decision making aligned to the team mission.

Inside Regional consultant team, the team has EcoStruxure Automation Expert Regional Consultant

As experts, EcoStruxure Automation Expert regional consultant members exhibit strength in one or more EcoStruxure Plant disciplines.

  • Secure, open, interoperable, and modular control system. IEC61499 standard (event driven, object oriented and distributed approach)
  • Modern Engineering tool with specific characteristic such as asset centric model, single- line engineering, single system application, system orchestration
  • Process knowledge in Consumer Packages Good (CPG) and material handling
  • IIOT application solutions
  • Operational Management (SCADA, Historian, MES, Batch, Asset management, Alarm management, edge computing, Wonderware/ Aveva software suite)
  • Controls and Connectivity (PAC's, Industrial networking, IIoT)
  • Cyber-security (system protection)
  • Field Devices (Motor Control, iMCC, Instrumentation, Power meters)
  • Responsibilities in the execution of major project, pilot project for the country and in parallel to develop local technical autonomy.
  • Established connections with Industry leaders


About the EcoStruxure Automation Expert:

EcoStruxure Automation Expert is Schneider's answer to software-centric Automation and software-driven digital transformation Industry's trend.

  • After 50 years, it is not hardware but software that is driving automation to the next level.
  • Industry is in the middle of a software-driven digital transformation, making use of increased computational power & connectivity.
  • Addressing our customers imperatives requires unprecedented flexibility, interoperability and efficiency from industrial operations.
  • IEC61499 with its event driven, object-oriented, distributed approach is extending/enhancing the IEC 61131 standard, allowing automation systems to take advantage of IT technologies .


EcoStruxure Automation Expert unique value proposition:

  • Driving to Zero Engineering: software centric approach, automation object approach (reusable), provides rapid agility to process changes, bridges the divide between IT and OT system
  • 100 % future proof: MTP namur, IEC 61499, OPC UA, PackML. Decouple hardware/ software lifecycle, wrap and re-use object models
  • Open, modular and interoperable system. Common runtime platform for all segments and application- from drive, PAC, iPC to rackmount server


Primary Purpose of EcoStruxure Automation Expert Regional Consultant:

The ESxCC software- Centric Automation Regional Consultant will collaborate with the country organisations during the opportunity pre-sales and project execution phases. The Consultant's value-add is to assist the country to ensure that EcoStruxure Plant systems are specified, correctly proposed, designed, developed and commissioned to a high level of quality that meets the customer's requirements.

The ESxCC Consultant will strive to maintain an exceptionally high level of technical expertise in one or more disciplines of the EcoStruxure Plant domain and to broaden their expertise across multiple disciplines.
Key tasks:
  • Promote EcoStruxure Automation Expert solution technical benefits.
  • Provide technical assistance to Schneider local pre-sales (ESx Architect, SAE, ADE) and project personnel (system integrators, OEM, Process OEM and direct project team) at bidding EcoStruxure Automation Expert solution projects.
  • Assist the execution of the key client projects (direct and indirect)
  • Provide knowledge transfer to Internal team Delivery, Schneider country organisations and channels (system integrators, Process OEM) through delivery of expert level design & engineering, mentoring and coaching Schneider local technical resources. The objective is to develop local technical autonomy in the country for this specific solution EcoStruxure Automation Expert.
  • Assist in the creation of technical material, technical guides, whitepapers, knowledge based articles, etc.

Working Relationships:
Direct Reports:

Other Stakeholders:

No permanent direct reports.

May be assigned country SAE and or ADE (Application Design Engineer) and or other Consultants to execute internal and through channels projects on a needs basis.

EcoStruxure Plant Business Development Teams

Schneider country sales organisations, SAEs and or ADE

L3 System Support team

Automation Solution Centres (Internal delivery team)

Product Offer Managers/ Automation Expert's team

Areas of Responsibility:

Tasks

KPI's

Technical Expertise

• Have extensive automation systems engineering experience to understand the needs of application solutions.

• Maintain deep understanding of the capabilities of one or more of the EcoStruxure disciplines:

• Secure, open, interoperable, and modular control system. IEC61499 standard (event driven, object oriented and distributed approach)

• Modern Engineering tool with specific characteristic such as asset centric model, single- line engineering, single system application, system orchestration

• IIOT application solutions

• Operational Management (SCADA, Historian, MES, Batch, Asset management, Alarm management, edge computing, Wonderware/ Aveva software suite)

• Controls and Connectivity (PAC's, Industrial networking, IIoT)

• Cyber-security (system protection)

• Field Devices (Motor Control, iMCC, Instrumentation, Power meters)

• Maintain and develop deep understanding of the process control architectures of one or more of the Industry segments targeted for EcoStruxure Automation Expert:

• Consumer Package Goods (CPG)

• Material Handling

• Other segment that EcoStruxure Automation Expert will target in future

• Strive to continually expand technical knowledge of the EcoStruxure system and architectures

• Be recognised both internally and externally as a system and software architecture expert with Schneider EcoStruxure systems

• Feedback from channels (system integrators/ Proces OEM) and Country SAE and or ADE managers and also internal project team

• Completion of professional development plan

Knowledge Transfer

I. Give example of technical work in the context of a project to develop EcoStruxure Automation Expert system and architecture skills in country teams

II. Distribute application notes and success stories targeting system and architecture knowledge

III. Provide coaching and mentoring to ESx Architect, SAE's/ ADE in country teams

• Support the execution of critical projects

• Texpert Course feedback

Develop a strong technical connection with Schneider countries

I. Form close working relationships with Country technical sales and project personnel in order to provide timely and accurate technical contribution on opportunities and projects. The opportunities are provided by:

• EcoStruxure Plant business development

• Country ESx Architect, SAEs/ ADE

• Schneider Project delivery center

• Alliance system integrators, Process OEM

II. Assist ESx Architect, SAE's in customer presentations as the evangelist linking EcoStruxure Automation Expert values and benefits to the customer requirements.

III. Validate the proposed architecture together with local pre-sales support organization

IV. Contribute to generation of technical whitepapers, knowledge base articles and success stories.

V. Participate in user conferences, and industry conferences to promote the EcoStruxure Automation Expert values and benefits.

• Feedback from Country SAE/ ADE managers and internal project Team

Pre-Sales

I. Deliver consultancy services to country organization in pre-sales activities such as joint visit, presentation and demonstration.

II. Assist ESx Architect, SAE's/ ADE to identify the customer's functional requirements and map to EcoStruxure Automation Expert system capabilities.

III. Assist country organization to validate proposed system architecture and technical proposal to meet the customer's requirements

IV. Extend the scope of project becoming IIOT application solution project by promoting apps/ advisors that has close relation with improvement of profit engine for customer

• Active Quotation portfolio

• Contribution to order booking

Critical Project Execution Support

I. Gather, define, and document system requirements through the running of end user requirement sessions and system integrator/ channels workshops with the local System Architect

II. Assist system architects to ensure the end user requirements are aligned with EcoStruxure Automation Expert system capabilities and represented in the developed system.

III. Assist the system integrator/ channel or Industry Leader during project execution with creating draft application/ prototype application (case by case), design reviews, design of critical portions, resolve issues with a focus to high quality implementations.

IV. Assist during Factory Acceptance Tests and commissioning to promote quality and customer acceptance.

V. Write application notes and success stories

• Reduced support problems with commissioned projects

• Application notes and success stories

• Knowledge transfer sessions to Country organisations and Industry Leaders

• Adoption of EcoStruxure Automation Expert systems by our end users and channels

Communication & Knowledge Management:

I. Provide consulting and mentoring for ESx Architect, SAE's and or ADE and other Professional Services/ Automation Solution Centre staff

II. Contribute to improving Engineering Capabilities/Processes by sharing knowledge and ideas

III. Conduct all communications in a professional manner

IV. Produce technical papers with solid content.

V. Maintain close relationship and provide feedback to Product Offer Marketing

VI. Continually contribute content & IP into the Schneider methodology and knowledge base.

• Feedback from SAE / ADE Managers and Automation Solution Centre Managers

• Edison/Solution Architect certification

Administration/General

I. Comply with company standards and policies

II. Manage individual priorities and deliverables

III. Maintain monthly reports and timesheets

• Comply with company standards

• Contribute to team values



Qualifications:

The ideal candidate:
  • You have worked 5+ years designing, engineering and commissioning Industrial automation systems with a solid system integrator experience and now you are looking for that next step to add to your professional development.
  • You have a solid process knowledge and project experience in CPG (Consumer Package Goods) and Material Handling
  • You have a solid experience of secure, open, interoperable, modular control system that is upgradeable without production loss. Have a solid experience with IEC61499 standard (event driven, object oriented and distributed approach


  • You have a solid experience of Modern Engineering tool with special characteristic such as asset centric model, single-line engineering, single system application, system orchestration. Also, you have a solid experience of Distributed Control System (DCS) concept and implementation.


  • You have solid experience of software integration specially with Aveva Integration (Aveva System Platform, Aveva Batch Management, Aveva Historian) and you excel assembling software bricks to match a customer requirement.


  • You thrive being on the leading technical edge of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and Schneider Electric EcoStruxure solutions. Your passion is in mastering the details and interrelationships between system components and sharing what you have mastered with others.


  • You enjoy the creativity and accomplishment of extending the capabilities of systems you design and you desire to see that knowledge recognized and shared with the rest of the organization.


  • You possess the communication skills and experience to understand the end user needs and to design systems to exceed their expectations. You master English language.


  • You take pride in being a part of a highly technical team where each team member is well respected by their peers.


  • You thrive on being the 'go to' technical person where other engineers seek your advice. You have a successful experience of member of a technical community.


  • You want to be recognized for your technical expertise and gain international experience.


Key Skills & Experience Essential Desirable Qualifications
• Tech lead / architect / proposals / system consulting experience

yes

• 1 - 3 years training delivery experience

yes
Experience
• Demonstrated automation domain expertise in one or more industry segments; specially in Consumer Packages Good (CPG) and Material Handling
yes
• 5+ years working experience in automation system integration and architecture roles with Schneider automation products and services.

yes

• Deep understanding of the capabilities of one or more of the EcoStruxure disciplines:

• Secure, open, interoperable, and modular control system. IEC61499 standard (event driven, object oriented and distributed approach)

• Modern Engineering tool with specific characteristic such as asset centric model, single- line engineering, single system application, system orchestration

• IIOT application solutions

• Operational Management (SCADA, Historian, MES, Batch, Asset management, Alarm management, edge computing, Wonderware/ Aveva software suite)

• Controls and Connectivity (PAC's, Industrial networking, IIoT)

• Cyber-security (system protection)

• Field Devices (Motor Control, iMCC, Instrumentation, Power meters)

yes
• Deep understanding of the process control architectures of one or more of the Industry segments:

• Consumer Package Goods (CPG)

• Material handling

yes
• Experience with competitor automation systems
yes
• Demonstrable experience and understanding of process improvement concepts

yes

Skills/ Personal Qualities • Excellent communication skills both written and oral yes • Ability to translate between technical and business language / concepts yes • Strong English language skills yes • Commercial acumen / understanding yes • Strong facilitation and listening skills yes • Strong analytical / problem solving skills yes • Documenting and analysing requirements yes • Ability to build trust and positive relationships at all levels of an organisation yes • Proactive yes