Level II / III Control Systems Engineer

Control Systems Engineers analyze user requirements and the design of process and/or mechanical equipment to design automation systems that control the process or machine in the desired manner.

The engineer uses knowledge and experience in instrumentation, control valves, Motors/VFDs, control system electrical design, and PLC/DCS programming to deliver an automation system that meets the user’s needs utilizing the minimum essential design. Control Systems Engineers display high integrity, a willingness to go beyond the ordinary to meet and exceed client expectations, a desire for continual challenge and development, and professional written and verbal communication skills.

Reports To: Branch Manager or Process Control Lead or Machine Control Lead

Job Qualifications

Responsibilities for this job may include but are not limited to:

  • Develop control specification (control narratives) documentation based on User Requirements.
  • Participates in initial feasibility studies for proposed projects, resulting in a feasibility-level cost estimate and supporting documentation for the project.
  • Mark-up Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) for instrumentation and controls related changes and review drawings from the drafting team.
  • Design low-voltage (up to 480V) electrical controls drawings, panel drawings, loop sheets, I/O drawings, and network drawings and review drawings from the drafting team.
  • Develop programs for Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and/or oversee the program development done by others.
  • Develop Human/Machine Interface (HMI) packages to work with the PLC/DCS.
  • Execute testing plans for DCS and PLC programs to effectively test all aspects of a new program or program changes.
  • Simulate the DCS/PLC program and test the system using the testing plan.
  • Oversee electrical controls construction at the client’s site and verify that the system is being installed as designed. Provide technical support to the construction effort.
  • Perform I/O checkout on the installed control system and document the checkout results.
  • Provide post-commissioning support to the client’s operations, engineering, and maintenance personnel.
  • Travel to the client’s site as required.

Required Job Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar engineering role

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, or other relevant Engineering field
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience with one or more of the following platforms:
    • Allen Bradley PLC5, SLC500, MicroLogix, ControlLogix
    • Siemens S7, PCS7
    • Emerson DeltaV, Ovation, Provox
    • Novatech D/3
    • Honeywell Experion
    • Foxboro I/A
  • HMI configuration experience with one or more of the following platforms:
    • Wonderware
    • iFix
    • Allen Bradley / Rockwell
    • Iconics
  • Experience in the application of instrumentation, control valves, motors, VFDs and coordinated drive systems.
  • Some experience in electrical design of Electrical Panels, I/O systems, Motor/VFD/Motion/Robotic Controls, and Ethernet-based networks.
  • Field experience troubleshooting electrical controls problems in an industrial environment.
  • Industry experience in Food and Beverage, Chemical, Refining, Pulp and Paper, Oil/Gas Pipeline, Power Generation, Material Handling, or Packaging.

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