Controls Engineer
ALSTOM 277 reviews - Philadelphia, PA

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Does the idea of working for a progressive energy company and working with utility companies to keep the lights on sound BRIGHT to you?

Are you interested in a career making the SMART GRID even SMARTER?

Then energize your career with Alstom Grid!


leader in the grid management industry providing high-voltage equipment, engineered solutions, power electronics, automation, control rooms and service to utility and large industrial customers worldwide,

has an opening for a Controls Engineer in its Philadelphia, PA location!

The Controls Engineer will support and enhance the engineering efforts of the Power Electronics Philadelphia (PEP) unit to meet required delivery dates on projects and support PEP product improvement.

This position is responsible for:

Maintaining design files and documentation for existing and future PEP control systems.


Assist in resolving manufacturing problems


Perform testing of current and future control systems


Be primary person to do field repair and routine maintenance of control system equipment.


Support RTDS usage, application and simulation programs.


Support and enhance Technology Transfer Projects. Follow and timely execute specified tasks. Identify technological issues and potential difficulties.


Identify key cost savings areas for the PEP power electronics and controls


Gain familiarity with the PEP field installations and commissioning process. Actively support those efforts on an as needed basis.


All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this

opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

General Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science degree from college or university in Electrical Engineering


Minimum 2 years of the experience in the field of Power Electronics, ideally with Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)

Full knowledge of the related IT tools such as Matlab and other simulation tools

Key Competencies


The successful candidate is expected to be detail-oriented and to be able to learn and work independently. Occasional travel might be required.

We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility. ALSTOM Grid recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs. Our commitment is to you, the employee.

Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking. Join ALSTOM Grid today, revolutionize the energy industry and energize your future!


Alstom is a worldwide leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world. It provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind. It offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in more than 70 countries and had sales of over €23 billion in 2009/10 (pro forma figures).

About ALSTOM Grid

Alstom Grid, the newest sector of Alstom, has over 100 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of electricity, Alstom Grid brings power to their customers’ projects.

Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with a sales turnover of approximately €3.5 billion in 2009. It has 20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. Its four main business areas are Products, Systems, Automation and Service. At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain—from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end users.


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