Controls Engineer - Nashville, Tennessee United States - 22527


Job #: 22527
Title: Controls Engineer
Job Location: Nashville, Tennessee - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $75,000.00 - $105,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable



This position performs all facets of project engineering for industrial and municipal control systems. Responsible for the design, development, installation, and commissioning of equipment used to monitor and control systems, machinery, and processes. Ensures that projects are produced on time, with budget, and consistent with industry and client standards. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assumes responsible charge for projects within the engineer’s experience and expertise
  • Designs, installs, and commissions new control systems, executes modifications and upgrades, and
    troubleshoots existing systems
  • Familiar with NFPA, NEC, UL, OSHA, ISA, NEMA, IEC, ANSI and other applicable codes and standards as they
    pertain to the design and installation of industrial control panels
  • Reviews control system historical and trend data and produces written reports to explain findings
  • Coordinates project designs with other disciplines to determine equipment needs, provide input for
    operating procedures, provide technical information, etc.
  • Attends meetings with owners, clients, contractors, and/or other specialists
  • Conducts project job site visits to make observations and take measurements as necessary
  • Coordinates with local authorities, utilities, and municipalities to ensure compliance with relevant health
    and safety regulations and quality standards
  • Develops man-hour budgets with the Project Manager; plans work and performs tasks in accordance with
    the budget
  • Provides input, feedback, and updates on project schedules and plans work in accordance with the schedule
  • Assists with the preparation and implementation of a proactive Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
    plan for projects
  • Assists senior technical staff in the development of technical documentation, proposals, and presentations
    to clients
  • Coordinates with suppliers, contractors, and clients to determine project scope and cost
  • Maintains a continued focus on keeping up with industry trends and changes with continued self-education
    and training
  • Actively participates in the local chapter of a professional organization where the technical reputation and
    professional image of the firm may be enhanced
  • May assist project managers or senior staff members in tasks such as establishing project scopes and
    budgets or cost estimates



  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field from an ABET accredited college with five years of experience in
    Automation and Control System Engineering
  • EI preferred
  • Experience with multiple PLC systems (Rockwell Automation preferred)
  • Experience with multiple SCADA/HMI software packages (RA FactoryTalk, GE iFIX, and Schneider
    Wonderware preferred)
  • Experience with the specification and installation of variable speed drives
  • Experience with AutoCAD or other relevant design tools preferred
  • Experience in food & beverage, chemical, petrochemical, and water/wastewater treatment preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of control system design and process instrumentation
  • Knowledge of DCS and PLC control systems
  • Knowledge of SCADA and HMI packages
  • Knowledge of control system architectures and communication protocols
  • Knowledge of control system installation and troubleshooting practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of ISA, NFPA, UL, and other applicable codes, regulations, and standards
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Indoors in a normal office environment with some exposure to excessive noise, darkness/poor lighting,
    fumes, or dust
  • Will travel to and navigate construction sites, industrial plants, or water treatment facilities with all the
    constraints and hazards they present
  • Minimal overnight travel to attend project meetings and/or training sessions

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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