Automation and Controls Engineer

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Salas O'Brien
United States

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Automation and Controls Engineer


Dallas, TX 

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Automation and Controls Engineer

We work across a variety of industries providing integrated engineering and consulting services. Our specialized experience includes design for data centers, healthcare, science and technology, high-rise buildings, clean energy, education, and other building types as well as structural and building sciences, infrastructure asset management, advanced robotics, and more.
Job Summary:
Our office in Richardson, TX is looking for an Automation & Controls Electrical Engineer who will collaborate with a broader team of engineering professionals to provide engineering services on complex capital improvement projects for industrial and manufacturing clients across the country. Specifically, we need someone to design automation and controls systems for heavy industrial projects. 
In this role, you will
  • Instrumentation design on projects for new plants and existing plant upgrades 
  • Design and develop control panels for industrial systems and manufacturing operations  
  • Design, maintain, and troubleshoot equipment and plants that use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) 
  • PLC and HMI programming for various types of plant processes 
  • Work with other project team members to foster a continuous learning environment 
  • Participate in on-site systems and facilities inspections for customers 
  • Perform on-site commissioning and start-ups of plant controls systems 
  • Guide the work of Designers on the project team 
  • Review and check the work of others on the project team 
  • Be able to analyze plant processes and help make improvements based on their knowledge of electronics, engineering, and mechanics 
  • Support business development and proposal efforts providing technical scope, budget, and scheduling information  
  • Begin to establish industry ties at the technical, professional, and commercial level 
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned or deemed appropriate of the position by management 
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or computer science  
  • 2-5 years of experience in instrumentation design and/or controls  
  • Specific experience in instrumentation and controls design in a manufacturing setting  
  • PLC and HMI programming experience on the Allen Bradley platform (Required) 
  • Wonderware and Ignition experience (Required) 
  • Red Lion, Crimson and Simatic step7 (Siemens) knowledge is a plus 
  • AutoCAD experience (Required) 
  • Multi-discipline project leadership experience  
Location: Richardson, TX
Travel: Willing to travel, as needed (up to 30%)
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
Salas O’Brien provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/provincial, or local laws. Salas O’Brien will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants as required by law.