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Control Systems Engineer at NES Fircroft

Control Systems Engineer

NES Fircroft Alpharetta Full-Time
My client is seeking a qualified Control Systems Engineer in Alpharetta, GA to be responsible for programming, system configuration, system documentation, factory acceptance testing, and field start-up and commissioning activities.

Education Requirements: 

B.S. Engineering plus 5 years' applicable work experience, or combination of education and relevant work experience

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong platform experience and proficiency programming:
    1. PLCs (Allen-Bradley preferred) 
    2. HMIs (Inductive Automation Ignition, AVEVA/Wonderware System Platform, Rockwell FactoryTalk View, GE iFIX preferred)
    3. DCS (DeltaV)
    4. Other (Omni Flow Computer, ROC, Presets)
  • Strong proficiency with Modbus, Ethernet/IP, and OPC communications protocols
  • Solid grasp of P&ID's, control panel wiring drawings, and field wiring diagrams
  • Desired:
    1. Knowledgeable of Electrical Protection Relays (Multilin, SEL)
    2. Knowledgeable of Historian systems
    3. Knowledgeable of external notification systems (text, email, mobile app, etc.)
    4. Familiarity with DeviceNet and/or Profibus communications protocols
Other Skills and Physical Requirements:

Competency Skills

  • Safety: Applies safety policies; displays enthusiasm for safety; is proactive in safety matters; attends company safety meetings
  • Accountability: Works required days; works required hours; follows company check-in check-out procedure
  • Attitude: Exhibits a positive “can do” attitude; shows initiative; demonstrates dependability, commitment and involvement; accepts direction from qualified sources
  • Teamwork:   Interacts well with co-workers; displays a willingness to cooperate with team; assists team members; shows respect for all team members
  • Knowledge: Applies the specific requirements of the job; displays the ability to perform the technical skills required by the job; knows and applies company policies
  • Quantity and Quality of Work: Work performed meets or exceeds company standards of acceptability; has the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Problem Solving and Action: Analyzes problems and takes action based upon decisions made with good judgment
  • Communication: Demonstrates ability to clearly, effectively, and respectfully communicate with clients and fellow coworkers; communications are timely and intelligent whether written or verbal
Physical Requirements

  • Sitting in office space for a standard workday (8-10 hours, with breaks as needed)
  • Travel by car to remote locations for up to 5 hours
  • Travel by plan to locations for flight times up to 5 hours 
  • Kneeling/bending to investigate and document control panels and wiring
  • Standing/walking around pipeline, terminal, and plant locations for up to 10-12 hrs per day, to include up and down stairs/ladders to platforms and/or tanks and over dike walls, as needed to inspect and document instrumentation and wiring
  • Outdoor work locations may exist in difficult climates (e.g., summer in Texas and winter in Wyoming) while wearing PPE
Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Participates in the development of logic diagrams, cause & effect matrices, and functional narratives.
  • Participates in the development and/or review of control panel design packages, field wiring diagrams, conduit & cable schedules, and associated E&I package deliverables
  • Attends field verification and user requirements gathering walkdowns
  • Develops DCS/PLC/HMI programming
  • Executes factory acceptance testing
  • Executes field start-up and commissioning, including support of troubleshooting activities
  • Contributes to and participates in client training.
  • Provides best possible response after hours support for internal/external clients as required
  • Works with applicable Senior Engineering Lead(s) and Project Manager(s) to ensure quality of deliverable, budget adherence, etc.   Keeps Project Manager(s) informed of progress, issues, need for change order, etc.
  • Travel +/- 25% with willingness to travel via air

  • Competitive salary with a discretionary bonus potential 
  • Benefit Time Off (BTO) that can be used as paid vacation, sick time, holiday funding, or as cash-out. 
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) & 401(k) plan for retirement with employer match.
  • Company funded health and dental insurance with low employee cost sharing.
  • Wellness & Vision subsidy 
  • Company paid short term and long-term disability coverage.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.


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