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Engineer III, Field Commissioning Lead

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: York, Pennsylvania, USA

Company: Voith Group


About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith Hydro, Field Commissioning department, we are looking for:

Engineer III, Field Commissioning Lead  
York, PA



Taking into account safety and quality requirements, ensure the completion of commissioning activities on time and on budget to ensure customer satisfaction.




  • Analyze contract and elaborate a project specific testing plan and schedule;
  • Lead planning and execution of pre, dry and wet commissioning and ensure all interfaces between systems are covered;
  • Track and mitigate schedule and budget deviations;
  • Develop project and system specific commissioning procedures;
  • Identify possible risks and their impact in schedule and cost and develop associated relevant mitigation;
  • Establish and maintain pre-established standard commissioning processes with customer, site (field service) and other commissioning engineers affected to the project;
  • Participate to HSE procedure development for commissioning;
  • Participate in the development of competitive commissioning and testing offers;
  • Support team members (commissioning engineers / technicians) in the planning, commissioning and reporting phase of their specific project.



  • Coordinate testing activities with customer and site (field service);
  • Drive and manage commissioning schedule and resources to archive project targets;
  • Perform field tests and measurements and provide expert diagnostics and support;
  • Act as the external and internal customer primary contact in respect to all commissioning topics (Plant Owner, Voith Project Manager, etc.);
  • Meet, follow and promote all applicable HSE standards. Stop all activities if plant safety requirements are not met;
  • Periodic control of site safety procedures and devices;
  • Ensure execution of all testing activities as per contract requirements;
  • Document and track all schedule and/or cost deviations as per applicable process.



  • Ensure proper documentation of commissioning results (check sheets, reports) and commissioning meetings;
  • Daily / weekly / monthly reporting when applicable, with a focus on any activities impacting the critical path.


LL and Feedback:

  • Feed engineering with commissioning and troubleshooting experiences in design phase;
  • Perform failure and root cause analysis when required;
  • Drive internal and external commissioning Lessons Learned;
  • Participate in department’s continuous improvement by promoting innovation and challenging actual processes and templates.



  • Bachelor degree in Electrical engineering combined with at least 5 to 10 years of experience in a similar position related to hydroelectricity;
  • Clear interest in a multi-disciplinary role (electrical / mechanical);
  • Expert in implementation of safety clearance procedure (Lock-Out / Tag-Out);
  • Knowledge of the IEEE norm STD 115, IEC 60034, IEC 60041 and data acquisition (asset);
  • Excellent communication skills in English, verbal and written (French would be an asset);
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • Self-directed with the desire to solve problems;
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and proven teamwork skills;
  • Ability to perform well under pressure;
  • Available to travel approximately 40-50% of the time.


Physical Demands

* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.


Voith Hydro is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry including people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), Veterans, people of any age or family status. We embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive of thought and talent.

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster