Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China


Topside Automation Engineer (Subsea Production System - Controls)

Do you enjoy being part of team that provides high-quality project delivery for our customers?

Do you enjoy taking ownership of projects to ensure success?

Join a team that delivers essential projects

As a global team, we design and deliver subsea production systems to control and monitor oil and gas extraction. Innovating in the energy industry, our subsea and surface pressure capabilities are industry-leading.

Partner with the best

As a Topside Automation Engineer for the Controls group you will be the software Engineer that work within a dedicated Project Team. You may be required to work on one or more projects concurrently as agreed with the Engineering Operations Leader and the Software Team Leader. The position holds responsibility for the software design and engineering within the assigned projects.

As a Topside Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for:
  • Leading a small team of software engineers when necessary
  • Following up daily on unit engineers and own tasks to ensure technical schedule attainment.
  • Reporting of project progress and resource status on a regular basis to the Software Team Leader and Resource Team.
  • Providing technical input to & review of project plans as required.
  • Identifying of technical, schedule and commercial risks.
  • Providing assistance to the Supply Chain Management Function as and when necessary to assist with the procurement and Sub-Contracting activities.
  • Preparing and reviewing of Project Requirements and Design Specifications.
  • Preparing and reviewing of the Software Products Requirements, Design and Interface Specifications.
  • Preparing and reviewing of Test Requirements for specific software applications/units to standards as defined within the Codes of Practice.
  • Ensuring that System and unit Design Specifications comply with the contractual safety standards.
  • Preparing and reviewing of supplementary Project/Product documentation.
  • Generating of work scope and task lists for the unit engineers on the project.
  • Providing technical support and guidance to the unit engineers on the project.
  • Definition of work required to be undertaken by the Unit Specialists.
  • Being technical liaison with the Unit specialists - Reviewing solutions to ensure cross-project standardisation and optimisation of engineering resource.
  • Identifying of project variation order requests opportunities.
  • Reviewing all relevant analyses to verify findings and recommendations are acted upon.
  • Supporting of technical and project execution audits imposed by clients.
  • Being software engineering support during various test phases.
  • Attending project close-out meetings/lessons learned.


Fuel your passion

To be successful in this role you will:
  • Be fluent in English and Mandarin
  • Have Bachelor or Master's degree in Engineering or Science based discipline or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Be a Chartered Engineer (Professional Engineer in USA) or equivalent
  • Have proven automation experience with specific focus on PLC and HMI technologies
  • Be able to understand and connect into the wider Baker Hughes and OFE business to translate business messages across the organisation
  • Have experience in using analytical tools to aid & enhance product/offering development
  • Have deep understanding of Subsea Topside architecture and ability to translate that into a winning subsea offering.
  • Have deep understanding of Topside S/W methodologies and development processes & ownership of process improvements and quality
  • Have practical knowledge of NPI and project requisition processes
  • Have experience delivering projects on both small and large scales
  • Be able to travel internationally as required at short notice.
  • Have strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Have strong knowledge sharing and mentoring capabilities
  • Be excellent report writing & presentation skills
  • Be able to provide senior leadership updates in a concise and accurate manner
  • Have Production Control Systems knowledge
  • Have Offshore certified and trained
  • Have Product Lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge


Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:
  • Please discuss your preferred working arrangements with your recruiter during the process


Working with us

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Baker Hughes. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. We invest in the health and well-being of our workforce, train and reward talent and develop leaders at all levels to bring out the best in each other.

Working for you

Our inventions have revolutionized energy for over a century. But to keep going forward tomorrow, we know we have to push the boundaries today. We prioritize rewarding those who embrace change with a package that reflects how much we value their input. Join us, and you can expect:
  • Contemporary work-life balance policies and wellbeing activities
  • Comprehensive private medical care options
  • Safety net of life insurance and disability programs
  • Tailored financial programs
  • Additional elected or voluntary benefits


About Us

With operations in over 120 countries, we provide better solutions for our customers and richer opportunities for our people. As a leading partner to the energy industry, we're committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and we're always looking for the right people to help us get there. People who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner and more efficient.

Join Us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will energize and inspire you!

About Us:
With operations in over 120 countries, we provide better solutions for our customers and richer opportunities for our people. As a leading partner to the energy industry, we're committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and we're always looking for the right people to help us get there. People who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner and more efficient.

Join Us:
Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company that values innovation and progress? Join us and become part of a team of people who will challenge and inspire you! Let's come together and take energy forward.

Baker Hughes Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.