Lead Controls Engineer Job Description

Lead Controls Engineer Job Description

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Lead controls engineer provides technical support in resolving codes and standards issues (UL, CSA, NEC, ANSI, NFPA, IEC, etc.).

Lead Controls Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Familiarization with A&B PLC processers (CompactLogix and ControlLogix and input/output modules
Actively participate in the Control System SharePoint site development and weekly conference calls
Creates and manages project work-scope, budgets, spend rates, change management, and critical path schedule on assigned project
Creates project milestones, and execution strategy, drives necessary tollgate reviews and acts on outcomes for assigned projects
Coordinates process development team and drives team to meet commitments (schedule, cost, technical)
Collaborates with sources to establish plant layouts, product flow, capacity analysis, and other facility requirements
Understands and influences level of challenge and risk (technical, schedule, cost) on a project
Stay current with latest technology in the automation space
Manage the engineering OTR projects through engineering partners with focus on scope, costs, schedules, quality and risks, plus the product cost & reliability
Lead the development of new and/or modification of existing machine control hardware and automation software

Lead Controls Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lead Controls Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NYSC, EIT, EVP, CEP, CCP, AACE, TUV, CRE, PE

Education for Lead Controls Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the lead controls engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Electronics, Technical, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Education, Design

Skills for Lead Controls Engineer

Desired skills for lead controls engineer include:

Automotive drivetrain/powertrain systems and components
ANSI
IEC
NEC
Functional safety and development processes compliant to safety standards
NESC standards and codes
Experience using IEEE
Refrigeration
Thermodynamics/fluid dynamics
Vapor compression

Desired experience for lead controls engineer includes:

Ensure systems are debugged as quickly and efficiently as possible during beamline user operations
Ensure staff members have the resources (computers, RAID storage, hardware spares, software development environment, software tools ) to develop controls software and support beamlines
Assist in development and enhancement of controls technologies, such as Advanced Loads Controls, Model Based Controls, extreme loads control, covering functional requirements definition, flowdown, preliminary design development & documentation
Interface with Loads Team and incorporate wind turbine and wind farm operability requirements into the design, as part of control system design
Engage with turbine platform and services team and investigate complex controls issues, identify & implement improvements in the controls strategies
Work with senior and other lead engineers to assist in conceptual design, detailed design, implementation and validation of the controls features, as part of the controls team

Lead Controls Engineer Examples

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Lead Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a lead controls engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lead controls engineer
  • Lead the development of new or modification of existing machine vision and inspection system hardware and software
  • Develop and apply advanced control technologies to plant applications
  • Drive strong sense of ownership, accountability and urgency within the team in meeting critical business metrics, including Process Change Orders, On Time Deliverables, Drawings revisions, Request For Info, Power Answer Center (PAC), Customer Issue Resolution, Safety, Quality Management System, Compliance and on time plant commercial operations, working in Agile project tools
  • Utilize knowledge of systems and control to produce the necessary outcome for a client, assist in providing instructions that help the client better understand the nature and applications of the specific products and solutions
  • Defining functional and safety requirements
  • Defining conceptual design
  • Designing and developing of embedded system software and control algorithms
  • Integration verification and validation processes
  • Working with team members and engineering manager to estimate development, resources and timing to achieve the desired results
  • Collaborating with global, new product development teams from initial conception through each of the design and development phases up to and including certification and product launch for various application in automotive domain
Qualifications for lead controls engineer
  • Large-scale cross functional project team management experience (preferred)
  • Plastic materials knowledge, including selection, processing and part design
  • Defining embedded system level and algorithm requirements to meet product performance and reliability requirements
  • Using debugging and simulation tools to efficiently perform design iterations and optimization
  • Master Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering discipline
  • Degree Qualified, or equivalent, in an Engineering Discipline ideally with a software content
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Lead Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a lead controls engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead controls engineer
  • Work may involve providing technical direction to and coordination of less experienced process/controls engineers
  • Lead resource across manufacturing and assembly on equipment controls, vision and robots
  • Design and develop electrical and electromechanical systems, including servo motors, motion controls, and high precision feedback devices to be implemented on designed precision machinery and inspection systems
  • Analyze a design for functionality, cost effectiveness, and production readiness
  • Interact with customers to establish requirement and provide solutions
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate program of assigned engineering work and projects
  • Test equipment, debug and isolate defects
  • Hold design reviews for test plans & procedures, for results reviews
  • Perform control valve, pressure relief valve, vent valve, level transmitter, and orifice plate calculations
  • Perform design and develop documents including Control Logic Diagrams, Shutdown Keys, Loop Diagrams, Instrument Indices, Setpoint Lists, DCS and PLC Design, Instrument Location and Installation Design
Qualifications for lead controls engineer
  • Significant experience as Software Engineer / Senior Software Engineer with conceptual understanding of full stack of software and in-depth experience in more than one area
  • Knowledge and experience in safety critical software development practices
  • Test Driven Design techniques
  • Documentation and Review experience and techniques
  • MS in technical discipline, process control and/or automation are preferred
  • Manage and coordinate electrical design activities for multiple applications
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Lead Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a lead controls engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for lead controls engineer
  • Develop the I&C portion of P&ID’s
  • Interface with suppliers for preliminary costing, instrument component selection, and submittal document review
  • Interface with customers regarding I&C designs and submitted design documents
  • Understand and assess client problems and determine appropriate means of solution
  • Mentor commercial engineers, to other engineers within the team to develop their technical and commercial expertise
  • Support project execution through review of the control documents, engineering drawings, and manuals for projects
  • Support plant commissioning and performance testing
  • Document lesson learned from issues during commissioning and provide feedback to ICE Engineering team and PM
  • Have knowledge of Power Generation processes (gas / steam turbines, BOP systems)
  • Support sales and tendering for technical solutions and occasional site visits
Qualifications for lead controls engineer
  • Work with various application teams and core teams to coordinate and prioritize activities
  • Provide technical support to various internal and external design teams
  • Support anomaly and debug activities
  • Support process development activities for interfaces with internal teams
  • Specify and direct design paths both in Hardware and Software
  • Minimum of 5 years experience designing embedded applications
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Lead Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a lead controls engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead controls engineer
  • Be involved in upgrade and retrofit projects execution (control system retrofits, HMI upgrades) including office and field work
  • Switch roles upon the requirements of the assignment (act as a project lead, project engineer, commissioning engineer)
  • Provide troubleshooting support for customers with issues in the field (on-call emergency support / emergency field assignments)
  • Develop software logics, operator graphics and hardware control system applications for rotating equipment according to customer specifications, piping and instrumentation drawings and control loop narratives
  • Occasionally, attend technical conferences, training seminars
  • Perform routine administration duties and paperwork in a timely and accurate manner with particular attention to deadlines for engineering design, proposal development, presentations and reports
  • Development and application of core electrical / electronic hardware components for engine control systems
  • Creates, integrates, and maintains Controls hardware development processes that meet business needs across the organization and mentors engineers on their use
  • Identify, develop, evaluate, and introduce engineering solutions to meet near term and long range engineering needs for Controls software / hardware, sensors, and actuators
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to specify and procure control hardware
Qualifications for lead controls engineer
  • Familiarity with automotive communication protocols CAN and LIN
  • Familiarity with standardized software development process models (i.e., ASPICE)
  • Minimum of 5 years Labview training/experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of machine controls/logic experience
  • Experience in both internal and commercial motor controls
  • Wide knowledge of system architecture
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Lead Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a lead controls engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for lead controls engineer
  • Provide support to other functional areas for the transition from product development to release
  • Provide troubleshooting, testing, analysis, technical support and direction to other functional areas on resolving manufacturing, procurement, quality, service, and reliability problems as necessary
  • Lead implementation of Hardware design and/or customer hardware system architecture and requirements, interacting with Control Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Project Engineering
  • Translating high level architectural requirements into complex high design
  • Support in creation of control hardware System architecture for tender and Project
  • Support and mentoring of less experienced team members and project engineers
  • Control systems requirement capture, interaction with selection of tools and methods for capturing design ‘deltas’
  • Participate in the hardware development of processes with the Controls management team
  • Play a high profile and proactive part in the improvement and adherence across the department of Company procedures
  • Work in a global team of electrical, controls and software engineers on developing state of the art control systems for reciprocating engines
Qualifications for lead controls engineer
  • Previous experience with large, multi-million dollar projects/programs
  • Familiarity with fundamentals of contracts and project accounting principles
  • PhD degree preferred, in Vehicle/Electrical-Vehicle/Mechanical Engineering or related field, from top universities, with 3+ years experience
  • Apply knowledge of manufacturing practices and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) to produce high-quality and cost-effective mechanical and packaged systems designs using 3-dimensional solid modeling and 2-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) software
  • Understand Instrumentation, Electrical and Mechanical requirements for cabinet design for applications teams such as GT, ST, Excitation, DCS and compressor controls design
  • Coordinating with Design, Manufacturing & Sourcing departments to improve component design and assembly as required for localization efforts

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