Schneider Electric PLC/SCADA Engineer Jobs In Kenya

Schneider Electric PLC/SCADA Engineer Jobs In Kenya

  • An exciting new opportunity has arisen within our Process Automation (PA) business unit for an experienced PLC/SCADA Engineer, initially working across both project and service engineering. The successful candidate will be an active team member of an expanding Territory Engineering team that supports both East and West African PLC/SCADA opportunities, covering all process automation industries.

  • The position will primarily cover East Africa (EA) region including Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and also provide remote support for other African countries, particularly Nigeria. The position will be focused on PLC, SCADA and telemetry technologies.

  • The candidate must have proven technical and some leadership experience to allow future growth into line management as the region grows. The candidate will be expected longer term to grow into the team lead, responsible for engineering resources, including staff development, line management and mentoring.

  • The position will be based in Schneider Electric Nairobi office and will report to the Territory Engineering Manager operating across a balanced workload between both projects and site services.

    Main Responsibilities

  • Lead and execute PLC/SCADA based projects across EA.

  • Lead Factory and Site acceptance testing and deliver site installations from both locally and regionally executed projects.

  • Supervise cabinet/panel builds in Schneider-Electric Kenya or local partner facilities

  • Actively support opportunities remotely executed in other African countries destined for East African countries

  • Conduct site surveys providing clear and concise reporting and updating of all installed bases

  • Support the on-going growth of Projects and Services within EA by proactively supporting sales where appropriate, acting as delivery focal point and being able to present delivery capabilities.

  • Support the Sales and Tendering teams in development of the submission of bids

  • Support estimation of site services for start-up and commissioning on all EA projects.

  • Active member of “24-hour telephone support” team, eventually supporting multiple countries

  • Longer term responsibility will be to support recruitment and development of new engineering resources within engineering to accommodate changing business need

    Essential Attributes

    Customer First

  • At Schneider we pride ourselves in putting the customer first in all aspects of what we do. The candidate will need to be customer focused and willing to go the extra mile to ensure the customer is successful.

    Act like Owner

  • The successful candidate will be someone who clearly shows ability to take ownership of whatever they are tasked to do, no need for constant micro management.

    Dare to Disrupt

  • At Schneider we actively encourage staff to look to improve the way we
    work and do business. Successful Schneider personnel all have the courage to look for new and better ways to do things to improve the operations of both Schneider and our customers.

    Learn Every Day

  • At Schneider we actively encourage staff to learn and develop continuously in all areas to promote personal growth and improve the business. This position will require ability to learn fast and contribute from day one.

    Embrace Different

  • At Schneider we actively encourage staff to embrace different cultures, opportunities customers and be inclusive in our way of working. This position will operate across several different African countries and require flexibility and understanding of different cultures and ways of working.


  • Proven technical and working experience of PLCs and SCADA (software programming and hardware design/installation)

  • Desire to learn and act as a technical lead with high ability to share and distribute knowledge.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills due to high level of customer interfacing and staff development

  • Minimum Engineering Degree (electrical, electronics, instrumentation or other accepted but with proven relevant experience)

  • Minimum 3-5 years solid PLC/SCADA engineering experience in a project or service engineer position

  • Experience in both generating and critiquing deliverable documents such as Functional Design Specifications and Factory Acceptance Test procedures for PLC based control systems


  • Open and supportive personality with a genuine inquisitive nature.

  • Ability to work in customer facing role supporting sales and showcasing Schneider technologies and competencies

  • The position is predominantly based in Kenya. There will be a need for travel to customer’s site and offices, nationally and occasionally internationally, as and when needed

  • TUV certification advantageous, but not essential

  • Telemetry experience advantageous, but not essential

  • Experience of supervising cabinet/panel design and build will be advantageous.

  • PLC migration and upgrade experience, highly advantageous

  • Multi-vendor PLC platform experience, highly advantageous

  • Valid driving licence

  • As above, Minimum Engineering Degree (electrical, electronics, instrumentation or other accepted but with proven relevant experience)

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Schneider Electric PLC/SCADA Engineer Jobs In Kenya

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