Senior Controls Engineer

Senior Controls Engineer (Direct Hire)

BolingbrookIL

Job Requisition: 6475

Description for Sr. Controls Engineer:
The Senior Controls Engineer designs control systems for industrial material handling solutions. Includes development of specifications, device layout drawings, control schematics, PLC logic, and solutions that deliver exceptional customer value. Works closely with the overall project team to design systems meeting the project requirements. Uses creativity and innovation to tailor the standard product offering to meet customer needs. Leads large projects and directs the work of assigned team members. Performs duties with minimal direction.

Responsibilities for Sr. Controls Engineer:
  • Based on customer specifications and scope documentation, designs system layouts, schematics, and control devices, usually for large projects or multiple small projects
  • Performs diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making
  • Leads large projects by defining and issuing work to assigned team members or runs multiple small projects with minimal direction
  • Creates all project documents according to internal processes to ensure that designs meet customer expectations
  • Prepares schematics and specifications for control panel fabrication
  • Maintains a progress schedule that meets project milestones
  • Provides documentation and support to the field wiring team
  • Creates Programmable Logical Control (PLC) programs
  • Works closely with the Software Engineering team to integrate control solutions
  • Performs on-site commissioning
  • Performs system validation according to scope documentation and project requirements
  • Directs assigned team in the field and assigns priorities consistent with project needs; reports progress to project and engineering management
  • Ensures that all project checklists and electronic documents created by the project team are complete and archived
  • Provides input to the project lessons learned process
  • Reviews customer specifications and scope documentation for quotation and clarification
  • Performs process checks and design reviews
  • Provides back-up for Engineering Managers
  • Follows engineering standards
  • Travels up to 50%
Requirements for Sr. Controls Engineer:
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related engineering field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience
  • Experience with industrial HMI and SCADA systems, Allen-Bradley controls/controllers and Schneider PLCs
  • In-depth knowledge of industrial automation systems, including HMI and SCADA systems, Allen-Bradley controls/controllers, and Schneider PLCs
  • Proficient with AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical or other related electrical CAD systems such as EPlan
  • Ability to lead a team and accomplish project goals effectively
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail and deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team-oriented and collaborative
  • Creative-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies
  • Self-motivated
*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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