Control Engineer

Albuquerque, NM, USA


This engineering firm has been in business for over 40 years! The key to their longevity and success is due to the depth of their experienced, talented engineers. They have been recognized by Control Engineering as one of the Top Ten System Integrator Giants. Working in the Albuquerque office, one of their  30+ USA facilities, you will be part of a highly skilled and talented team of engineers.

Reasons to work for this company:

  • Opportunity to get involved with challenging projects across many different industries
  • Comprehensive medical/dental insurance
  • Mentoring and training.
  • Career growth with both technical and management tracks.
  • Flexible work schedules
  • 401K match and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (Employee owned)
  • They have a great reputation in the industry and with their customers

Job summary
You will be responsible for controls engineering project requirements involving PLC programming, HMI/SCADA programming, control panel design, instrumentation specification, check-out support, and commissioning assistance.

What you will do:

  • Project execution:
    • Task identification, prioritization, and scheduling with personal accountability to ensure commitments are met.
    • Early problem identification and conflict resolution.
    • Working under the direction of other experienced engineers
    • Continuous improvement: methodology, lessons learned, templates, efficiency tools, etc. to streamline project execution.
    • Direct/frequent communication and interaction with clients.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulations, codes, etc. as they apply to the contract and project(s).
  • Technical writing including project definition and requirements, clearly delineated status reporting, process control sequence of operations, standard practices and procedures, scope of supply, requests for information, customer correspondence, and code commenting.
  • Provide engineering design, development, and implementation including software (DCS/PLC, HMI, etc.). Provide support to the lead engineer for hardware engineering (systems integration, instrumentation callout, panel layout, and construction), and systems design (integration of the various components on any given project).
  • Support factory/site acceptance testing, user acceptance testing, and user training.
  • Programming control logic, graphics construction, device communication, database configuration, etc.
  • Read, interpret, and update documents, drawings, and specifications related to process control and automation projects. Typical documents may include PFDs, P&IDs, single-line diagrams, cable and conduit schedules, instrumentation and control data sheets, I/O lists, etc.

To be successful in this role you should possess the following:

    • Education: BA/BS degree in engineering or related discipline (Electrical, Chemical, Controls or Computer Engineering degree preferred). Technical degree and equivalent experience may be substituted.
    • Experience: 3+ years of directly related experience in process control and/or manufacturing and/or information services.
    • PLC, DCS, and/or SCADA/HMI design, development, and deployment experience.
    • Strong leadership and client relation skills.
    • Good engineering and good documentation practice. Experience (or willingness) using collaboration tools (such as SharePoint) to work effectively within remote teams.
    • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word. SharePoint experience is a plus.
    • Exceptional verbal and written ability with the aptitude to communicate professionally with clients and project leadership.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel up to 25%.


It would be great if you had experience with the following:

  • Diverse Process Knowledge: Oil & Gas, Chemicals, etc.
  • Schneider Unity programming experience
  • Allen Bradley ControlLogix programming (PlantPAx a plus) experience.
  • SCADA/HMI experience (AVEVA/Wonderware or ICONICS a plus).
  • Checkout, testing, startup, and commissioning experience

To comply with some state laws, the annual base salary range for this position has been provided. The range given is broad and should be considered as a guideline only. Our client will consider a candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, the salaries of current employees in similar roles, and other factors when extending an offer.