Fall 2022 Graduates: Full-Time Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Positions
The Assistant Instrument & Controls (I&C) Engineer will execute engineering design activities for minor to major scale Engineering/design, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) projects in food, consumer products, pharmaceutical, life science and chemical industrial facilities. The Assistant I&C Engineer is responsible for providing Controls Systems and Instrumentation design deliverables for the project(s) in the front end, detailed design, construction, and start-up phases.
- Responsible for compliance with company and project site safety policies.
- Works with a team of Instrument and Controls Engineers and Designers in the execution of design. Interfaces with a multi-discipline project team consisting of project manager, electrical, controls, estimating, and multiple engineering disciplines.
- Assist with developing controls design deliverables including I/O list, Process Control Narratives, and Control Panel Design.
- Assist with developing instrumentation design deliverables including Instrument List, Instrument Construction Specifications, Instrument Installation Details, Wiring Diagrams, and Instrument Location Plans.
- Assist with developing electrical design deliverables including 480VAC and below equipment power design, installation plan drawings, and conductor schedules
- Responsible for developing Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming design deliverables, network design and system configuration.
- Assist with developing design calculations, project studies and report preparation.
- Assist with developing I&C purchase specifications, review bids, make technical recommendations and manage the overall purchase.
- Assist with managing third party control system suppliers to comply with the control system design requirements, including participating in Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT).
- Responsible for learning and applying knowledge of commonly used Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls engineering/design concepts, principles, practices, codes, and procedures within the engineering services industry.
- Works with clients and vendors directly in developing design and builds lasting business relationships.
- Interfaces directly with construction personnel in development of contracts and execution of work. Tracks Instrument and Controls design efforts against budgets and expected progress.
- Quality review the construction administration including coordination with field personnel to resolve design related installation issues, calculations, field inspections and testing of electrical systems.
- Responsible for field commissioning and startup support of the design deliverables at customer site. This position will be accountable for making trips to job sites to survey and support installations and startups (travel about 30%).
- All other duties as assigned.
Opportunities for our Controls Engineers exist in multiple market segments and locations. Market segments include Energy, Environmental, Food & Consumer Products, Oil, Gas, & Chemical, and Water. Specific assignments and project work vary depending on the market segments and locations. Please see below for information on each market:
Work includes analysis and design of new process related equipment for new power-generating facilities, as well as upgrades to existing facilities. Typical equipment and systems include wet and semi-dry FGD systems, electrostatic precipitators, selective catalytic reduction systems, water treatment equipment, fabric filter particulate removal systems, and other related systems in and around a power generation facility. Systems include water treatment systems and air pollution control systems for coal and gas fired power plants.
Provide assistance in air and noise services in the power, industrial, commercial, transportation and manufacturing industries. This includes performing air and noise quality analyses and permitting, environmental regulatory analysis and interpretation of environmental regulations.
Food and Consumer Products
Provide assistance in chemical engineering services in the food and consumer products industries. Various project duties including development of heat and material balance calculations, preparation of Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), equipment specifications and purchase packages, equipment general arraignments, piping layout and design, and development of construction scoping documents.
Oil, Gas, and Chemical
Work includes process design activities for oil refinery and petrochemical facilities, chemical, biofuel and industrial facilities, terminal and pipeline facilities, as well as upgrades/expansions to existing facilities. Various project duties including process simulation, development of heat and material balance calculations, and preparation of Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).
Work includes design of water and/or wastewater facilities, performs feasibility and water balance studies for waste minimization and water re-use, assesses the soundness of proposed applications relative to fundamental engineering principals, evaluates and selects treatment processes, develops treatment plant layouts, specifies equipment and materials, and assists senior staff in the execution of projects.
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program.
- Or Bachelor of Science in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
- Master of Science degree in Engineering may be substituted for one year of experience.
- Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) strongly preferred.
- Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.
- Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.
- Involvement on campus or in the community.
- Basic knowledge in standard engineering techniques, principles and procedures.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.
- Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)
- Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.