Senior Control Engineer

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Onsite

$100K-$130K,DOE

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. This is an onsite role working from their headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. 

Reasons to work for this company:

  • Opportunity to get involved with challenging projects across many different industries
  • Comprehensive medical/dental insurance
  • 401K match and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (Employee owned)
  • They have a great reputation in the industry and with their customers

Summary:

As a Senior Control Engineer you will interact directly with customers and lead a team in identifying requirements, developing specifications, and implementing/testing/commissioning/qualifying automation solutions. You should possess strong problem-solving ability, well-balanced people skills, an aptitude for business efficiency, and an interest in creating partnerships.

What you will do:

  • Deliver innovative automation solutions and design standards either self-directedly or as a leader of a team. You must have the ability to conceptualize, detail, and implement control systems for industrial processes and machinery that meet our customer’s requirements. This involves the development of a control system architecture, selecting the components to be used, detailing schematic diagrams and system documentation, programming controllers (PLC, DCS, RTU), programming the process visualization (HMI/SCADA), developing databases for archiving/displaying historical system data and implementing/commissioning the control system at the client’s facility. Knowledge of controller programming languages such as Ladder, Sequential Function Chart, Structured Text, and others to achieve the desired results is required. Also having knowledge of standard programming languages such as VBA, .NET, and SQL for the development of HMI/SCADA systems is preferred.
  • For larger systems, experience with industrial networking used to connect control system components and instrumentation is preferred. You will design, detail, and implement a variety of fiber, wired, and wireless systems using industrial protocols (Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Modbus, etc.).
  • At times you will be responsible for the following project management responsibilities: developing project execution plans, work breakdown structures and associated budgets, task prioritization and scheduling, task ordering, time tracking and reporting, financial tracking and reporting, early problem identification, conflict management/resolution, leading and supporting a team, and attending project status meetings. Also includes overseeing daily operations and activities of a project(s) up to $1M. This position is often responsible for ensuring the overall profitability of the project.
  • Will act as technical lead on projects and guide lower-level engineers and technicians. Could also act as Project Manager on smaller projects

Education

Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science is required.

Experience

10+ years with capabilities in the below areas is preferred:

  • In-depth understanding of PLC hardware/software platforms such as Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Modicon.
  • In-depth understanding of HMI/SCADA hardware/software platforms such as ICONICS Genesis64, Wonderware ArchestrA System Platform, GE CIMPLICITY, GE iFIX, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View, Schneider, and Siemens.
  • In-depth understanding of DCS hardware/software platforms such as Emerson DeltaV or similar.
  • Experience in industries such as Life Sciences, Building Automation, Food and Beverage, Oil & Gas, and Mining.
  • Experience in the design of electrical schematics, including power distribution under 480VAC, control panels, and associated NEC references desired.
  • Experience with AutoCAD is also desired
  • Experience leading a team of engineers/technicians to provide control system solutions
  • Experience mentoring less experienced engineers
  • Professional references, preferably one from each of the following: a subordinate, a peer, and a manager.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

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.