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Senior Controls Engineer

New Resources Consulting Virginia Beach Full-Time
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Position Description:

The role of the Controls Systems Engineer is to:

  • Develop SCADA/I&C design drawings, conceptual design reports, bill of materials and specifications for municipal water/wastewater utilities.
  • Develop client SCADA standards for control panel design, equipment tagging, instrumentation, process control narratives, process and instrumentation diagrams, field wiring, equipment testing, local and wide area networks and operational data centers.
  • Develop detailed process control narratives for water and wastewater processes.
  • Develop factory acceptance test plans, site acceptance test plans, user documentation and training manuals.
  • Lead client witnessed factory acceptance testing, site acceptance testing and onsite commissioning.
  • Provide on-call client support to resolve design warranty and maintenance issues during business and non-business hours.
  • Participate in business development activities including client meetings, proposal development and developing cost estimates.
  • Provide mentorship to junior and intermediate staff.


  • B.S. in Engineering or related field or equivalent experience
  • 5 -15 years of technical experience:
    • Must have an advanced understanding of PLC and HMI programming.
    • Detailed PLC & SCADA programming required


  • 10-15 years of technical experience:
    • Developing detailed SCADA/I&C design drawings including control panel layout, I/O termination, control panel power distribution, instrumentation installation, motor control schematics, hardwired backup control circuits, single line diagrams and process and instrumentation diagrams.
    • Developing process control narratives for water and wastewater processes.
    • Developing construction contract tender specifications
    • Performing contract administration and site supervision services for SCADA/I&C construction contracts.
    • Leading factory acceptance testing, site acceptance testing and onsite commissioning
    • Co-ordinating with multiple parties on SCADA/I&C projects including internal project team members, client staff, vendors, subconsultants and general contractors.
    • Designing control systems utilizing Allen Bradley and GE automation controllers is preferred.
    • Ability to create HMI/PLC standards
  • Recent experience with municipal water/wastewater utilities required
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills with the ability to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Thorough knowledge of AutoCAD required.
  • Thorough knowledge of, and experience using, Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Project). 
  • Ability to travel to client sites as required for business development, technical meetings and/or commissioning. Travel is project and opportunity specific but not expected to be more than 50%.
  • Control Systems Engineer (CSE) Professional Engineer (PE) a plus
  • Certified Automation Professional (CAP) a plus

Recommended skills

Computer Control Systems
Programmable Logic Controllers
Human Computer Interaction
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (Scada)
Installations (Manual/Mechanical)
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