Design Leader – Electrical Distribution | REP APAC

Schneider Electric

  • Gurgaon, Haryana
Design Leader – Electrical Distribution | REP APAC
Job Posted : Jan 3rd, 2024

Job Description

  •  Acts as the leader of the technical content of the assigned customer project(s) and/or workpackage(s), and functionally reports to Technical Senior Engineer responsible for the whole technical scope of customer projects.
  • Makes sure customer technical requirements are fulfilled (in terms of performance, quality, costs and time), in compliance with the contract, and based on the Architecture & Technical specifications defined during the tendering phase.
  • Design Leads working in the assigned customer project(s) and/or workpackages(s)
  • Follow all technical aspects of customer integrated projects, starts from Tendering -to- Execution, such as : design, implementation, testing, FAT.

Scope and Environment:-

  • Part of a customer project execution/application center;
  • Project technical teams located spread among one or several sites/countries, requiring international collaboration with other functional teams/stakeholders.

Key Activities and Responsibilities:-

  • Design & Implementation: according to her/his field of knowledge,
  • Perform, review, lead & approve technical design & specification activities on the assigned customer project(s) and/or workpackage(s), by leveraging Schneider Electric portfolio of products & systems in an optimized manner, in line with customer and contractual requirements (technical performance), to maximize profitability and limit technical risks
  • Perform basic design calculations & engineering, and detailed engineering if required.

Coordination with the Project Stakeholders:-

  • Coordinate all technical implementation activities done at factories or supplier premises and testing facilities until project closure, related to the assigned customer project(s) and/or workpackage(s);
  • Actively contribute to FAT preparation, and participate to actual FATs with suppliers & customers when needed
  • Clearly identify the inputs/outputs/interfaces of the assigned customer project(s) and/or workpackage(s) from the rest of the project technical scope
  • Make sure the assigned customer project(s) and/or workpackage(s) is(are) delivered according to the project budget and timeline
  • Provide regular progress reports and technical deliverables to Technical Senior Engineer or Project Manager Risk & Opportunity management, Change management,


  • Identify any potential changes versus contract or versus already-agreed design, regarding the assigned customer project(s) and/or workpackage(s)
  • Work closely with Technical Senior Engineer to specify the changes and their impact for Schneider Electric (including cost impact evaluation)
  • Alert Project Manager and Technical Senior Engineer of any substantial issue that could affect the project performance or customer satisfaction, related to the assigned customer project(s) and/or workpackage(s).

Quality process, Methods, Tools:-

  • Support Technical Engineer or Technical Senior Engineer to ensure full compliance with Schneider-Electric processes (especially CPP & TDP), and with quality instructions, safety requirements and governance principles;
  • Correct – or lead Senior Technicians to correct – any technical deviations or quality issues occurring during project execution, related to the assigned customer project(s) and/or workpackage(s).

Community of practices & Coaching:-

  • Maintain technical theoretical and applied knowledge; identify, get, formalize, share and promote lessons learned and best practices related to the assigned workpackages
  • Act as referent and/or coach Senior Technicians and junior Technical Engineers
  • Stay tuned on the last technical evolutions of equipment & systems, including new launches (in her/his field of engineering, acting then as a referent in the Community).
  • Participate actively in the capitalization and sharing of experience, contribute to engineering innovation and productivity

Qualifications And Experience:-


  • Minimum- B.E. or equivalent in Electrical Power Engineering or Electrical, electronics & communication engineering.
  • Masters level is desirable.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in relevant area
  • Electrical / Power electrical engineering overview & background in MV/ LV Electrical Distribution networks
  • Good knowledge of IEC standard in the field of LV & MV Switchgears, Power & Distribution Transformers, Power converters (UPS/VFD), UPS.
  • Experience in MV/LV network control & protection design
  • Desirable to have knowledge on Power System studies & its necessity
  • Basic knowledge in digital solution using IEC 61850, Modbus, DNP, Ethernet Protocols on electrical distribution network.
  • Elementary knowledge/experience in substation engineering: Layouts & sections, cable engineering (cable sizing & schedules, cable routing and supporting technologies, termination kits, control cable termination diagrams), Lighting design, Lightning protection, installation of Switchgears and Transformers, MV & LV busways, heat load estimation, auxiliary load estimation, AC & DC UPS systems, Battery Sizing, knowledge on integration with HVAC, F&G, BMS,VESDA, etc.,
  • Technical experience in a specific market segment (O&G, Utilities, Datacenter, Transport) or in a customer application/ process is a plus


  • Flexibility & Reliability, Focus on technical details & Customer focus, Team player
  • Ability to communicate (written, verbal) in clear manner on technical issues/topics.
  • Ability to work and cooperate in international and inter-cultural environment
  • Software tools literacy: MS Office, Acrobat, AutoCAD, ePlan

Other Requirements:-

  • Willingness to travel up to 25%


  • English language level min B2 / C1 (fluent communication)
  • Other languages are a plus.


  • Gurgaon, Haryana.

Company Overview:-

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. At Schneider, we call this Life Is On.

We believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. Our generation is facing a tectonic shift in energy transition and industrial revolution catalysed by accelerated digitisation in a more electric world. Electricity is the most efficient and best vector for decarbonisation; combined with a circular economy approach, we will achieve a climate-positive impact as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.