Control Systems Project Manager

Portland, OR, USA


$80k - $90k

Portland Oregon systems integrator is hiring a Control Systems Project Manager.

Nearly NO travel.  Ideally, this is an office role with an occasional visit to a site within the region. 

Tired of red tape? Too much micromanagement? Burned out from travel? Check this out!

What do you need to know if you’re interested in this role?

Three to five years’ experience and familiarity with Water/Wastewater industry and controls integration. Here are the basics. If you want to see if you have the real edge read all the way to the bottom!

  • Project management – Communicate, Coordinate, Collaborate, and Document
    • Communicate with customers throughout a project life cycle. This includes emails, phone calls, onsite meetings, etc. as needed to relay both technical and non-technical information about a project’s status.
    • Communicate job schedule, budget, and any issues with management.
    • Coordinate with the CAD department on control panel design and electrical schematics.
    • Coordinate with Project Assistant and Project Coordinator on the creation and delivery of product data, panel layout, and electrical schematic submittals.
    • Collaborate with our internal panel shop during panel construction. Fielding questions regarding panels.
    • Collaborate with team to maintain awareness of project budget and project schedule, investigating situations, and implementing corrective measures where needed.
    • Document and review of technical documents to comprehend the scope, integration requirements, and budget of a project. This includes both internal bid documents and external contract plans and specifications.
    • Document obtaining purchase orders and placing material orders.
    • Document drafting and submitting requests for information (RFIs).
    • Document control system sequence of operation manuals.
  • Knowledge of the Application Process
    • Familiarity with control panels, PLCs, VFDs, SCADA, P&IDs and devices.
    • Maintain version control of PLC/HMI/VFD programs.
    • Application of design knowledge and best practices to select the appropriate part numbers for components to satisfy the integration requirements on a variety of project types.
    • Identifying, drafting, and submitting change orders utilizing company procedures.
    • Project documentation such as test forms and instrument calibration sheets.
    • Operational readiness test procedures
    • Performance verification test procedures and factory acceptance test procedures (FAT).
    • Maintaining updated field redlines during onsite work.


Technical/Associates degree in related field or equivalent experience.

It would be great if you had this experience:

  • Familiarity with PLC and HMI Programming
  • Familiarity with control panel design and testing. This includes point-to-point testing of control panels and conducting in shop witness FAT tests with the customer
  • Familiarity with MCCs / motor control circuits
  • Familiarity with Instrumentation setup, calibration, and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with communication networks (ethernet, routers, VPNs, network switch management, etc.)
  • Familiarity with radio communication telemetry systems