Project Engineer – PLC/BMS Job at Al-Futtaim UAE

June 27, 2023

Location: AE
Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC
Job Requisition ID: 155119

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

Overview of the role:
Leading the implementation team in delivering the site supervision of the implementation of a pre-defined design encompassing PLC and BMS Projects/ Services and assisting the project manager, working along with various internal & external project stakeholders in delivering the multiple projects until handover. The Project Engineer focuses on implementing a previously designed system at the customer location, under the direction of the Project Manager, based on the contract. Has a supervisory role over Project onsite team, as dictated by the project and scope

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What you will do:
Responsible for:
Control and supervise all PLC/Controls related Operations & Maintenance activities in all Siemens Logistics Customer Service sites assuring overall target of system availability as well as all other contractual KPIs.
Proactively ensure the maintenance of the system is done technically with close coordination of the field team to reduce/negate issues that may contribute to operational impact.
Comply with any QHSE standard of both Client and Siemens internally
Troubleshooting all PLC/Controls related issues in allCustomer Service sites, including logic, communication, and hardware about the PLC system.
Drive minor/major modification of the system w.r.t. high and low-level electrical controls, including hardware and software. E.g., PLC, drives, HMIs, etc. (2nd and 3rd level (PLC backup).
Suggest and implement PLC/Controls improvements.
Prepare technical reports related to System Improvements, Incidents (RCA), and liaise with the Client.
Control and monitor material flow within the system SCADA .
Ensure proper communication from the control room to field supervisors/technicians and vice versa for appropriate fault finding.
Perform analysis on issues raised by the operations team and suggest adequate solutions to resolve the problem permanently.
In the case of system anomaly provide technical advice to field staff as the basis for any operational decisions. Identify and coordinate training requirements.
Ensure proper handover process on-site and in the control room of shifts with all information/ongoing works passed on to the next change.
Ensure and follow occupational health, safety, security, environment, and quality as stipulated.
with clients, subcontractors, planners, QS, consultants, authorities, and other departments/entities as needed to ensure timely & integrated execution of projects.
Review, provide input & manage project documentation throughout the project life cycle, including all correspondences, submittal, drawings, method statements, inspection documentation, O&M manuals, etc. And ensure a safe archive of project data at all times.
Validate & check design plans, drawings, quantities, and calculation accuracy to ensure design compatibility during construction work.
Participation in design review meetings and workshops, providing input where possible, and coordinating with relevant teams for change management.
Guiding Designer / Draftsman for preparing shop drawings, cable routing plans, installation drawings, wiring drawings, cable schedules, etc. as needed for the project.
Acting as the technical adviser, providing guidance and advice to the installation & commissioning team, subcontractors, and operatives. Resolving any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise.
Assure that the implementation complies with drawings, specifications, and quality standards—adherence to the Corporate and Project Quality & H&S Management Systems.
Inventory management; Liaise with the relevant team for material delivery to the site and maintain orderly records of issued & balance materials.
Active participation & supervision of testing & commissioning activities.
Able to generate variations and new requirements at the project site and coordinate with the sales/presales department to submit proposals.

Job Context:
The project engineer works under a project manager’s supervision, the Operations Head. The assigned person carries out the project activities as outlined.

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Required skills to be successful:
Job-specific skills:
Hands-on experience in installation/construction activities and worked in the construction environment.
Hands-on experience in commissioning various PLC/BMS systems.
Technical training/certifications in leading PLC/BMS Systems.
Expert knowledge of PLC/BMS industry standards, practices, techniques, procedures, codes, and regulations.
Possess knowledge of QS & QC processes.
Should have good knowledge of networks, Installation, T&C & PLC/BMS system integration.
Experience in basic network implementation, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting is necessary.
Basic knowledge of AutoCAD.
Responsive to changing demands.
Experience in construction management
Good knowledge of Project execution processes
Good knowledge of local code of practice and International Standards for design implementation

Behavioural Competencies:
Excellent communication skills for interfacing with internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Job Ethic
Meeting standard
Commitment to job
Attitude towards honesty
Client Relationship Management.
Excellent time management.
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to accomplish goals.
Detail-oriented and strong analytical skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to plan and schedule work.

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What equips you for the role:
Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:
Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years of Automation experience, specializing in Instrumentation, Electromechanical, Electrical, or Electronic Engineering.
Good understanding of “PLC/SCADA” systems required.
Good commissioning and service knowledge in BMS (Johnson Controls – Facility Explorer )system
Strong PLC diagnostic and programming experience – fault finding and programming knowledge are essential, including electrical & electronic fault finding, electromechanical installations, and electrical installations, and PLC programming and modification.
Experience in Operations and Maintenance of PLC/Controls will be added advantage.
Strong management, leadership & communication skills toward stakeholders, internal and external.
Reviewing and assessing operational processes and evaluation of technical improvements.
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
Awareness /Knowledge of quality/safety procedures.
Excellent Communication Skills.
Proficiency in using MS Office.
UAE Driving License.

Minimum Experience:
Minimum 3 years of experience in Project development and commissioning involving Allen-Bradley PLC & SCADA System, Siemens PLCs (Simatic Manager-Step7, TIA), HMIs (WinCC Flexible), Drives (Sinamics, Micromaster, SEW, Danfoss), and SCADA (WinCC).

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About Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies
Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies offers customers complete engineering and systems integration solutions.

The Engineering arm operates in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Egypt providing a wide variety of products and services from air conditioning, scaffolding and access solutions, elevators and escalators, control and life safety, facilities management, building products, MEP, Energy Management, Technology Infrastructure and Digital Transformation.

The Technologies division provides complete business solutions to large, medium and small customers that include, contact centre solutions, business applications, business intelligence, data management, advanced analytics amongst others. The IT infrastructure portfolio comprises IP telephony, ELV systems, networking solutions, professional audio-visual solutions and managed services.

These solutions are further complemented by services that include project management, installation, testing, commissioning and after-sales maintenance contracts.

Work Level
Experienced, Mid-Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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