Sr. Engineer

Manpower Engineering
November 6, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type



  • Responsible for performing system engineering for automation process control projects based on programmable controllers, operator/field device, instrumentation, etc.
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, test of control and automation systems working in a project team environment.
  • Design, define and implement complex system requirements for customers and/or prepare studies and analyze existing systems.
  • Determine system specifications and coordinate design of subsystems and integration of total system. This includes system design, system engineering, hardware engineering, programming, factory testing and site testing. Identify, analyze and resolve program support deficiencies.
  • Develop and recommend corrective actions.


  • Functional Supports Project Engineer with the analysis of customer's requirements to determine the optimal process control system solution and applicable control and safety system component selection. Updates project engineer in regard to status of activities, performance to schedule and budget
  • May provides on-site process control system start-up as required. Leadership: Provide verbal and written reports to communicate project status as required and contribute to project review meetings.
  • Visit internal/external panel manufacturing facilities to assess progress, provide technical assistance and for final inspection and sign off.
  • Coordinates work package execution with remote or third-party resources, reviews quality of work and ensures compliance to customers' requirements.
  • Participate in technical execution of projects with a combined value of up to $500k with multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Responsible for meeting project schedule, engineering hour budgets, and customer satisfaction targets for own activities in support of the project team.
  • Review project hardware/software for compliance with applicable codes/standards and assure personnel/machinery safety practices are fully implemented.

Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years related experience in control systems engineering which relates to industrial automation systems (BPCS, CCS, SIS, BMS, HIPPS).
Minimum of 5 years related experience in electrical design, including schematics and panel layout; programming PLC's and HMI's or DCS. Ability to design utilizing ACAD electrical (optional).
Must be available and willing to work overtime on occasion meet customer project commitments.
Experience of control system applications throughout the project lifecycle from initial design concepts through to installation and subsequent client support.
Familiarity with IT infrastructure (Microsoft Server), virtualization (vMware, thin clients), and database (OSI-PI, SQL) set-up, configuration and deployment o Knowledge of process control fundamentals (control loops, loop tuning, instrumentation, control valves, interpretation of P&ID)
Knowledge of Network for Industrial Automation Systems (Design, configuration and troubleshoot of Layer 2 switches, routers and firewalls).
Knowledge of codes and standards applicable to industrial control systems including the NEC, NFPA 72, 85, 86, IEC61511, IEC 61508, API 14C and UL508A.

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