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Cummins Inc. Senior Project Engineer - Power Generation in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Senior Project Engineer - Power Generation


Senior Project Engineer – Power Generation

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We are looking for a talented Senior Project Engineer – Power Generation to join our team in Johor, Malaysia. This will be following Hybrid work model and some travelling required.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • This dual product/project focused position leads the overall technical coordination of lower complexity product development activities and is accountable for the project management of technical risk and quality of the product up to and including early production. This position integrates the requirements of the many interdisciplinary and cross functional stakeholders of product development, often involving difficult decisions that impact cost and delivery without sacrifice to the quality expectations of the value package profile.

  • Obtains input and negotiates with program leadership, customers, customer teams, product engineers or technology teams to deliver robust prototype and production designs, technical risk mitigation plans, and coordinated deliverables of new or current product change activity.

  • Other important stakeholders of this role include preferred partner suppliers, manufacturing, purchasing, technical leadership and marketing teams.

  • Makes decisions in the areas of design and project risk trade-offs that impact program cost or delivery without sacrifice of quality expectations.

  • Main focus will include working in business processes of of Product Preceding Technology (PPT), Value Package Introduction (VPI) or Current Product Support (CPS) and using tools such as Product Development Six Sigma (PDSS), iDFMEA, Voice of the Customer and Voice of Other Stakeholders (VOC/VOX), Integrity, MS Office Suite, New Unique and Difficult (NUD) and project risk 9-box and Value Package Introduction - Project Portfolio Management (VPI-PPM), all required to support high quality decision making.

  • Provides independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.

  • Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.

  • Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.

  • Coordinates and directs work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers.

  • Provides support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role. Operates as a recognized specialist in a discipline or product area within the immediate team.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Product Development Execution, Monitoring and Control - Plans, schedules, coordinates and executes the activities involved in developing a product to a respectively aligned hierarchy of requirements and technical profiles; monitors and communicates across functional boundaries to meet project resource and quality expectations; ensures product capability meets or exceeds expectations and takes mitigating actions when project risks are higher than expected; understands the full product life cycle process and stakeholders.

  • Product Function Modeling, Simulation and Analysis - Impacts product design results through the utilization and/or interpretation of computational tools and methods that predict the capability of a product's function relative to its system, sub-system and/or component level requirements.

  • Product Problem Solving - Solves product problems using a process that protects the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; and identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.

  • Product Verification and Validation Management - Develops product systems validation plans from a variety of inputs to identify failure modes, while managing product risk and relative priority; negotiates product requirements against capability to guide project scope; evaluates analytical, simulation and physical test results to verify product capability and validate requirements; assesses legacy versus proposed system solution capabilities and produces recommendations with technical documentation to support product decisions.

  • System Requirements Engineering - Uses appropriate methods and tools to translate stakeholder needs into verifiable requirements to which designs are developed; establishes acceptance criteria for the system of interest through analysis, allocation and negotiation; tracks the status of requirements throughout the system lifecycle; assesses the impact of changes to system requirements on project scope, schedule, and resources; creates and maintains information linkages to related artifacts.

  • Systems Thinking - Defines the system of interest by drawing the boundaries, identifying its context within its environment, its interfaces, and that it has a lifecycle to aid in planning the problem statement, scope and deliverables ; analyzes linkages and interactions between elements that comprise the system of interest by using appropriate methods, models and integration of outcomes to understand the system, predict its behavior and devise modifications to it in order to produce the desired effects.

  • Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

  • Resourcefulness - Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.

  • Project Management - Establishes and maintains the balance of scope, schedule and resources for a temporary effort (a "project").

Preferred Qualification:

  • College, university, or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Engineering or appropriate STEM field is required.

  • Post-graduate (Master's) degree relevant to this discipline area may be required for select roles.This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.

  • Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making. Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred. Responsibilities:

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for leading a small team of engineers towards successful completion of engineering projects with a key focus on systems engineering and organization.

  • This role requires a blend of electrical engineering, mechanical engineers, systems engineering, commissioning, mentoring and project/task management skills.

  • This role will have no direct reports.

  • This role requires may occasional extended travel both within the Asia Pacific region and occasional international travel.

  • This typically involves travel to a Cummins or sub-supplier facility or to a construction site, and providing engineering expertise in the construction phase or witnessing or performance of testing/commissioning.

  • Some work sites may be in remote areas. In support of wider power generation projects, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to lead a multi-discipline team of engineers and to support other Lead, Engineers in the deployment of major projects.

  • Engineering lead to support complex projects, provide technical solution/proposal,

§Mentor junior engineers and engineering interns,

§Be the key conduit and liaison for Project Managers to plan and direct works for the more junior engineers in support of project goals,

§Assess a project for required engineering input,

§Identify and manage technical risk within a project,

§Develop an engineering delivery plan appropriate to the project’s needs,

§Work with other engineers towards the delivery of other projects as necessary,

§Interface with customers and sub-suppliers on engineering matters,

§Interface with construction and commissioning teams on technical matters. The preferred applicant would be able to demonstrate:

§Extensive experience in previous power projects (power generation, green energy, distribution, substation, high voltage, switchgear, mining, rail, defence, heavy industry or similar),

§Create, review and critique designs, commissioning test plans, procedures and reports,

§Adhere to ISO 9001 quality work practices,

§Assess engineering risks in accordance with ISO 31000,

§Develop and maintain engineering deliverable plans while tracking task progress for their team as a key conduit for the Project Management team,

§Task planning and basic project management skills

§Customer facing skills

§In interdependent safety culture Candidates who speak Malay or Mandarin are encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Comprehensive Cummins product training provided, Annual remuneration review, Participation in an annual variable compensation (bonus) program, A range of personal and professional benefits.

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, colour, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law.


Primary Location Malaysia-Johor-Johor Bahru-Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Branch - Taman Mount Austin

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jan 28, 2024, 8:58:34 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Distribution Business

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 23000AZV