Sr. Controls Engineer

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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV
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We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Sr. Controls Engineer/ Team Lead for our client in Las Vegas, NV. It is a key role for the company so we are looking for an experienced Engineer who has the ability and desire to build, lead and mentor a team of Engineers. It's a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference as well as advance his/her career. The company is very stable and rapidly growing, even amidst the downturn in the economy. It is possible that this individual would work remote if they are willing to travel.

PROJECT LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES: Project execution, task identification, task prioritization and scheduling, task ordering, time tracking and reporting, early problem identification and conflict resolution, hardware requisition, supporting other engineers in group, and attending project status meetings.

* Develops and executes controls portion of the project
* Responsible for detailed knowledge of scopes of work
* Works with team to meet overall project deadlines.
* Ensures that all project team members clearly understand the scope of engineering responsibilities
* Works with Project Manager to develop engineering schedules for team and customer requirements
* Evaluates progress on project tasks and details changes.
* Assigns work to team members
* Participates in business development activities and proposal development.
* Supports Project Manager in development of costs and proposal of change orders to contract scope
* Serves as an engineering interface with the customer during the implementation phase of the project
* Ensures compliance with all regulations, codes etc as they apply to the contract and project(s).


* Controls engineering design, development, and implementation including software (PLC layout, HMI approaches, Ladder concepts, Scripted languages), hardware (systems integration, instrumentation callout, panel layout, and construction), and systems design (integration of the various components on any given project)
* Technical writing including project definition and requirements, clearly delineated status reporting, process control sequence of operations, standard practices and procedures, scope of supply, requests for information, customer correspondence, and code commenting
* Project documentation: task/periodic status reporting, percent complete estimating, production and assembly of required project manuals, organization and maintenance of current network based project files, phone transcripts, meeting minutes, I/O lists, specifying basic instrumentation, etc.
* Programming Control Ladder logic, scripted control languages, graphics construction, instrumentation and various control device configurations, database configuration, and intuitive ability to program an otherwise difficult device
* Some sales and marketing is involved. This includes the ability to identify sales opportunities, confidence to suggest scope changes with justifications, ability to network across targeted industries, vision to try new marketing approaches, and willingness to take on new marketing responsibilities as needed
* Ability to simulate, test and troubleshoot code and systems, regardless of level of involvement in the programming of said code and systems.


* BS degree in Engineering or related field with 8+ years directly related experience in process control and/or manufacturing is preferred. Strong leadership and client relation skills required.
* Industrial instrumentation and control implementation with multiple platforms.
* Must have strong Siemens PLC experience.
* Must have solid experience with PLC and HMI/SCADA programming.
* Ability to work independently or as part of small or large team.
* Ability to travel 25-35% and work long hours if necessary for start-ups and peak loads.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Current authorization to work for any company in the US without restrictions.
* Must have a stable work history