ALSTOM Substation Automation Systems (SAS) Application Engineer Full Time in La Prairie, QC


Branch La Prairie QC CA

Substation Automation Systems (SAS) Application Engineer
La Prairie, QC

Fluent in MS Word, Excel, Power Point. Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the…

Alstom is a global leader in the world of 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, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 88,000 people in around 100 countries.

Alstom Grid is a 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.

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!

We need to fo fill an exciting job, Substation Automation Systems (SAS) Application Engineer. This position is based in

La Prairie

. Alternatively, the incumbent could be based in




The Application Engineer will provide front level application support for the sale and use of automation products and digital control systems of select electric utility and Industrial accounts in order to support profitable growth of the business within financial objectives and constraints. Act as the lead technical liaison between Customer and our European manufacturing sites for joint R&D projects.

This position is also responsible for:
1-Front level application engineering support, key customer contact for technical issues

2-Secondary customer contact for commercial interactions

3-Provide technical application support to customers with for pre and post-sale situations

4-Provide technical presentation so protection/control products, relay applications and digital control systems

5-Responsible for the technical interface between Customer/ALSTOM for joint R&D developments in the protection and control domain

6-Support tendering organisation in the technical selection of suitable products/solutions and evaluation of technical proposals

7-Perform fault calculations, problem identification and resolution as appropriate

8-Support the development of innovative strategies to build ALSTOM market position

9-Maintain and consistently develop knowledge on ALSTOM Automation products with the support of the organisation

10-Increase knowledge of competitive products monitor competitive activity

11-Develop and maintain contact with other Key product lines to support Substation Automation growth (Network Management, Circuit Breaker, Instrument Transformers and Turnkey Solutions)

12-Full compliance with ALSTOM Value Charter

13-Requires Travel of 25% of the time, Regular domestic travel to support local Customer


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.

Minimum Bachelor of Engineering or Equivalent

Fluent French and English language is mandatory

10 years experience with Protection and Control (P&C) devices, applications and testing.

Understanding of automation communication protocols used for P&C applications.

Experience with ALSTOM digital control system design, configuration, commissioning and operation.

Experience interfacing with R&D organisations

Comprehensive experience with relay test equipment (Eg. Omicron, Doble, Manta) for secondary injection testing/demonstration.

Understanding of technical sales, value proposition and customer benefit presentation.

Understanding of typical electrical utility buying process

Strong presentation and customer relationship skills

Experience interfacing with various customer buying centres and manufacturers’ representatives

Fluent in MS Word, Excel, Power Point

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.

Experience with ALSTOM, SEL, GE products preferred.

Experience with other products vendors beneficial.

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 fully engaged into pay equity and invite all qualified candidates to apply online on the Alstom career website.


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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: La Prairie, QC, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-01
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