Schneider Electric Senior PLC/SCADA Engineer (Process Automation) Jobs in Kenya

Schneider Electric Senior PLC/SCADA Engineer (Process Automation) Jobs in Kenya

  • Make the most of your energy in a career at Schneider Electric

  • Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management.

  • We are passionate about delivering real and innovative solutions in energy management and energy efficiency, making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green.

  • Process Automation is a global business unit building value in today’s ever-changing industrial world by forging new connections among people, processes and technologies.

  • Schneider Electric’s process automation solutions help our customers to drive their operations to higher value utilizing proven Schneider Electric technology and expertise enabling success.

  • 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 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


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

  • 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 license

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