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Senior Applications Engineer

Company: Powell Industries
Location: Bellaire
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:


Application Engineer- Power Systems and Automation

Powell Automation Division (PAD)

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to be a part of our growing Powell Automation Division (PAD). This exciting position allows the ability to not only grow professionally but also fuel the future presence of PAD in the automation space! As a member of PAD you will work and collaborate with a group of diverse professionals to apply innovative and creative solutions to solve problems for our clients. Key responsibilities include providing technical support to generate new sales opportunities, developing formal internal sales proposals, staying up to date on current automation technology & trends, interacting with internal and external stakeholders, as well as helping to define and design automation solutions to drive the overall growth and vision of PAD.

Reports to

Technical Sales Manager of PAD


Become proficient in PAD solutions and offerings

Review and interpret client specifications to provide an automation solution to help customers meet their goals.

Support generating new sales opportunities by providing technical support/guidance to PAD and other organizational sales teams for customer meeting and company automation initiatives. It will also be necessary to participate in (some instances lead) presentations, networking activities, and events to promote automation.

Interact with other Powell divisions to develop cross business solutions

Analyze and utilize data for in-depth evaluation of current market conditions and trends to help drive the current and future automation solution offerings.

Contribute to new and existing product specifications

Drive the growth of automation by helping to build and maintain long lasting relationships, inspiring trust, enhancing the client experience, and being a thought leader for innovative automation solutions to meet customer needs.

Assist in developing formal internal proposals including technical budget estimates and cost justification models for product line enhancements and/or cost out projects.

Become a SME in the automation space by understanding and developing solutions utilizing products from various manufactures such as SEL, Rockwell, Siemens, and GE.

Ensure that the company's Health, Safety & Environmental policies and procedures are constantly adhered to all aspects of Site Services.


BS in a technical discipline, preferably an Electrical Engineer, from an accredited institution with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience, or a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant industry working experience is required

Able to review and interpret client provided documents such as specifications, drawings and data sheets. Strong analytical skills is required

Basic understanding in at least one of the following is preferred:

  • Automation and Control systems
  • Protective Relay programming and commissioning
  • PLC applications for Switchgear
  • Networking and Cybersecurity

    Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required

    Previous experience developing, executing, integrating, and/or commissioning projects related to relay, PLC, HMI, RTU, or control systems for power applications is a plus.

    Experience with common industrial protocols such as Modbus (RTU and TCP/IP), IEC61850, DNP3, Profibus, etc. and networking is a plus

    Knowledge of 3 phase power is preferred.

    Excellent customer relation, verbal, and written communication skills

    Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with all levels of an organization

    Desire to stay up to date on current industry trends and technology to improve PAD solutions/offerings.

    Able to work effectively in a team setting or independently, able to adapt to change, self-starter, innovative, and willing to make a difference

    Willingness to travel up to 25%


    About Us

    In our 70+ year history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in all parts of our organization. As a manufacturer, we recruit and hire experienced and knowledgeable applicants to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated and assembled to customer specifications!

    Powered by Innovation - Powell's culture has and will always be founded in our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it. Become a part of our story, and let us help you write yours. Hard work pays off in all of our teams, with opportunity for advancement and promotion without sacrificing work-life balance. Successful candidates must have a legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis, with only those candidates selected for interview contacted.

    We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

    If you need an accommodation in the hiring process, you may contact 713.378.2685. Application status inquiries will not be accepted in this manner.

Keywords: Powell Industries, Houston , Senior Applications Engineer, Engineering , Bellaire, Texas

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