Senior Controls Engineer

Position Summary:

The Senior Controls Engineer works on a variety of projects delivering automation systems for diverse industries. This position provides the opportunity to interact with clients to understand the automation requirements and transform them into effective control solutions. This is done using strong project execution methodologies, established procedures and using good judgment in making adaptations and modifications. This is a leadership role that requires strong technical ability, communication skills, the ability to mentor others and establish relationships with clients and vendors.

Primary Responsibilities:

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 customer’s requirements. This involves the development of a control system architecture, selecting the components to be used, detailing schematic diagrams and system documentation, programming controllers (PLC,DCS,RTU), programming the process visualization (HMI/SCADA), developing databases for archiving/displaying historical system data and implementing/commissioning the control system at the client’s facility. Knowledge of controller programming languages such as Ladder, Sequential Function Chart, Structured Text and others to achieve the desired results is required. Also having knowledge of standard programming languages such as VBA, .NET and SQL for the development of HMI/SCADA systems is preferred.

For larger systems, experience with industrial networking used to connect control system components and instrumentation is preferred. The Controls Engineer would design, detail and implement a variety of fiber, wired and wireless systems using industrial protocols (Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Modbus, etc.).

This position often requires the following project management responsibilities: 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 a project(s) while ensuring overall profitability of the project is also expected.

The ideal candidate must have a diverse engineering skill set with the ability to work independently. Will act as technical lead on projects and guide lower level engineers and technicians.

Job Requirements:

Education – A 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:

  • Experience in industries such as Oil & Gas, Water/Wastewater, Mining Life Sciences, Building Automation, Manufacturing and Food & Beverage
  • Experience in the design of electrical schematics, including power distribution under 480VAC, control panels and associated NEC references desired.
  • Experience with AutoCAD is also desired
  • Experience leading a team of engineers/technicians to provide control system solutions
  • Experience mentoring less experienced engineers

Travel – As projects require and depending on the work load in area of residence.

About Convergence Controls and Engineering

CCE’s common values define a culture where our people are set free to be the best they can be. They define an environment where we are motivated to respond quickly to client needs and to discover new ways to solve problems. It is our belief that people with the freedom and responsibility of our common values give us a powerful competitive advantage. If you think you have what it takes to be one of the best in your field, this is the team for you! We offer competitive compensation; health, dental and life insurance; 401(k) contributions as well as paid time off.


Interested candidates should submit a resume to [email protected]