Technical Advisor – Electrical/Excitation at Granite Services International

Granite is a leading provider of turbine and compressor service solutions in the Power Generation and Oil & Gas industries. With over 25 years of experience and a successful track record completing over 1,000 outages annually, Granite provides services ranging from advanced planning and project controls to complete project execution including startup and commissioning.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Technical Advisor – Electrical/Excitation

Requisition Number: 17-0272
Location: Lagos

Role Summary/Purpose/Description

  • TDI – Technical Advisor (TA) Electrical
  • GE Power is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies – providing a broad array of solutions for traditionally fueled plants.
  • The role of the TDI – TA acts as the front line engineer in front of GE customer and GE execution partners to drive/lead the installation of GE equipment in newly installed power plants.
  • The TDI – TA provides direction and assistance to work group in order to meet assigned objectives.
  • The TDI – TA will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Perform on-site installation of GE equipment (Gas Turbine and/or Steam Turbine) and GE systems (MKVIe, EX2100e, LS2100e, …etc) followed by calibration and commissioning of equipment and associated systems until the equipment is connected to the grid and transferred to commercial operation by the customer
  • Provide technical instruction and assistance to customer representatives regarding installation, operation, calibration, repair and maintenance at customer’s sites
  • Develop and further expand technical knowledge and expertise, currently recognized industry standards for engineering ability
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable product line warranties, and accomplish effective warranty administration until unit is transferred to customer or field services
  • Perform administrative functions; such as writing technical reports, ordering materials, securing quotations, preparing job status reports, reports to customers, time sheet and expense sheets on a complete timely, and thorough basis
  • Maintain knowledge of the report system to the extent required for timely and accurate input of field information necessary
  • Provide leadership and technical direction to skilled labor performing work on customer sites
  • Maintain strong safety & quality mindset to assure the executed work reflects the technical requirements within GE safety & quality standards
  • Prepare timely and accurate technical reports for customer records and a reference for future outages
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  • Ability to travel for 75-90% of his time across the Middle East and Africa region. Acceptance to stay in the field for at least 5 years moving up the ladder in site roles.
  • For Electrical TDI – TA: Bachelor Degree in Electrical/Power Engineering from an accredited university or college with knowledge of GE Excitation systems (EX2100 and EX2100e), starters such as LS2100/LS2100e, ..etc
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Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong business acumen and ability to promote for GE products to the customer
  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision
  • Strong customer service mindset
  • Prior field engineering experience is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Prior project management experience is preferred
  • FEP program graduate or other GE Technical programs graduate is preferred (internal GE employees only)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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