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Control Systems Engineer, Automation Lead


Posted: 9/17/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1389156
Keywords: electronic

Job Description

Requisition/Vacancy No.

Job Category
Engineering - Systems

Job Summary
Role Overview:

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Control Systems Engineer, Automation Lead at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the Automation Supervisor/Lead for the PCAPP Static Detonation Chamber (SDC) Project.  The purpose of this position is to provide Automation support needed for safe, compliant operations of the SDCs.  Senior Controls Systems Engineer reviews and coordinates documents with suppliers, other disciplines and customers.  Coordinates technical issues with Startup & Commissioning and provides assistance to Construction in the field.  Proficient with basic engineering deliverables such as drawings, specifications, and Distributed Control System (DCS)/Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) configurations.  Proficient with the development of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) and the development of Control Strategies.  Proficient with process control algorithms and proficient with Siemens Control Systems, WinCC, and other DCS/PLC database programs.  Knowledgeable of major regulations and industry codes and standards applicable to instrumentation and controls.  Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements in the preparation of Control Systems design products.  Experienced with troubleshooting complex hardware and software related Automation issues to support Systemization and Operations.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Tasks:
  • Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees.
  • Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and regulations.
  • May be required to work overtime or varying hours.
  • Be at work when scheduled and maintain a good attendance record.
  • Work in close proximity to and in a chemical demilitarization facility.
  • Review piping & instrument diagrams and logic diagrams for control and instrumentation software requirements.
  • Prepare configuration documents to implement the software requirements, and conduct test plans to validate implemented software.
  • Contribute to maintaining the project's instrument database using automated tools and has knowledge of the applicability of information to be populated in the instrument database.
  • Achieves work process improvement and promotes continuous work process improvement.
  • Champions nonproprietary electronic data interchange and integrate automation technology where ever practical.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Performs special tasks and consultation to co-workers and team as necessary to support the Automation Supervisor and SDC Engineering Lead.


This position is designated as an unescorted access position and is subject to the requirements of the Unescorted Access Program.  As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by the PCD Commander.

Business Line
Management Services

Position Title
Control Systems Engineer, Automation Lead

Position Status

What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following: Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer or Electro-Mech Engineering from an accredited institution with at least 12 years of progressive, relevant, engineering experience
  • In lieu of a degree, must possess at least 20 years of relevant engineering experience
  • Must be a US or naturalized citizen (Dual Citizenship will be subjected to approval), and able to obtain and maintain PCAPP Site access.
  • Must be able to obtain an EIT or PE Certification within 12 months of hire
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be physically fit and able to work safely at a construction site.
  • Distributed Control System (DCS)/Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) configurations experience along with experience integrating PLCs into a DCS system.
  • Capable of performing overall discipline planning and work control, budget and job hour estimates.
  • Strong, applicable experience in project design/execution with previous demonstrated experience and ability in process controls along with various types of systems.
  • Working knowledge of VISIO CADD and/or PDS 2D.
  • Must be able to obtain a DODI 8570.01-M IAT, II, or III certification within 6 months of employment.


Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Lead/Supervisory experience.
  • Prior work experience with cost variance analysis.
  • Programming experience in Siemens control systems, WinCC, OPC programming, and the Rockwell RS 5000 logic Version 18 and under.
  • ISA 84 Safety Systems design experience.
  • Experience with Agent Monitoring, Electronic Security and operations Closed-Circuit TV (CCTV) systems.
  • B Cert - Engineering

Business Group
Management Services Group (MS)


United States of America

USA - Colorado

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