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Senior Controls Engineer
Addison, IL

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  • Senior Controls Engineer position available in Addison, IL.
  • This person will provide project management and hardware engineering leadership in delivering automation systems for a wide variety of industries.
  • This position requires demonstrated technical proficiency in implementing automation solutions with PLC, DCS, HMI, and SCADA platforms.
  • The Project Engineer will interact directly with the customer and lead a team of engineers in identifying requirements, developing specifications, and shepherding automation solutions through the production process.
  • This position is a leadership role within the business unit and requires strong problem-solving ability, well-balanced people skills, an aptitude for business efficiency, and an interest in creating partnerships.
  • The Project Engineer demonstrates success by securing repeat work with both new and existing customers.


  • This position requires the ability to deliver innovative automation solutions and design standards either self-directed or as a leader of a team.
  • The candidate must have the ability to conceptualize, detail and implement control systems for industrial processes and machinery that meet our customers’ requirements.
  • This involves the development of a control system architecture, selecting the components to be used, detailing schematic diagrams and system documentation, and functional knowledge of PLC/HMI/SCADA systems.
  • This position requires in-depth knowledge of Controls hardware including Control Panel design, UL508A familiarity, Motor Control Centers, Hazardous area panel design, and industrial instrumentation.
  • Engineering experience with multiple different voltage levels required.
  • For larger systems, experience with industrial networking used to connect control system components and instrumentation is preferred.
  • The Project Engineer would design, detail, and implement a variety of fiber, wired and wireless systems using industrial protocols (Ethernet/IP, ProfiNET, Modbus, etc.)
  • The ideal candidate must have a diverse engineering skillset with the ability to work independently. Will act as technical lead on projects and guide lower-level engineers and technicians.
  • This position also requires performing the Project management role on some projects, instead of hardware engineering or in addition to.
  • This will involve:
    • 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.
    • Overseeing daily operations and activities of projects up to $1.5M
  • This position is often responsible for ensuring the overall profitability of the project.


  • Education – Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science is required.
  • Experience – Greater than 10 years with capabilities in below areas is preferred:
  • Extensive experience in design of electrical schematics, including power distribution of 480VAC, 230VAC, 208VAC, 240VAC,120VAC, and 24VDC.
  • Background in Hazardous Location Control System Design including Intrinsically Safe Circuits, Purged Panels, Explosion Proof Panels, and Division 2 Panel Design.
  • Experience with Surge Protection for Power Distribution and IO Protection.
  • Ability to perform Control Panel FLA, Heating/Cooling, and SCCR Calculations.
  • In-depth understanding of Control Panel production process.
  • Functional understanding of PLC hardware/software platforms such as Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Modicon.
  • Familiarity with HMI/SCADA hardware/software platforms such as Wonderware, GE iFIX, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View, Schneider, and Siemens.
  • Understanding of DCS hardware/software platforms such as Emerson DeltaV or similar.
  • Experience in industries such as Water/Wastewater Treatment, Life Sciences, Building Automation, Food and Beverage, Oil & Gas, and Mining.
  • 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.

TRAVEL: Ability to travel up to 25% around the Chicago area with occasional out-of-state travel to surrounding states.

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