Control Systems Engineer
Charlotte, NC 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for a Control Systems Engineer to join our Charlotte, NC team and support our national Control Systems practice which includes full-service capabilities and supports clients in multiple industries and market sectors providing control system assessment, planning, design, automation programming/configuration, testing & commissioning, and maintenance.

The primary role of this position is to support the planning, design, and implementation of automated process control and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems in coordination with clients and multidiscipline teams to develop solutions for construction and implementation in multiple market sectors including tech, media & telecom; oil & gas; food & beverage, logistics, manufacturing; mining; industrial; transportation; and water/wastewater.

In this role, the Control Systems Engineer will serve as Engineer of Record or will work under the direction of a Senior Control Systems Engineer to design complex building/process control and SCADA systems, assisting with the evaluation and selection of equipment and system components. They will be responsible for creating biddable and technically accurate construction documents including drawings and specifications. They must be self-motivated with an initiative to deliver high quality, technically excellent SCADA/I&C designs.

Responsibilities/Duties include:

* Travel to client facilities to participate in field activities to assess and document the current state of installed control systems

* Participate in and lead design review and planning meetings with the client

* Lead or participate in the development of preliminary engineering reports and Studies focused on recommending and developing solutions for control system improvements

* Serve as Engineer of Record in responsible charge for the development of biddable and technically accurate SCADA/I&C construction documents

* Interface with Electrical and Process Engineers to fully coordinate design requirements for network, power, control, and instrumentation

* Assist with the selection and specification of process instrumentation, control panels, and network equipment

* Assist with the development of biddable and technically accurate SCADA / I&C construction documents including P&IDs, network architecture diagrams, control panel layouts and wiring diagrams, installation details, loop drawings, and technical specifications

* Assist with system testing and commissioning activities


Required Qualifications

Bachelors or Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or Controls related field

PE required

Minimum of 5 years of applicable experience

Hands on experience designing I&C systems, including schematics and loops required

Network design experience for Industrial Control or SCADA or OT systems

Must be knowledgeable of remote site telemetry communications

Must be knowledgeable of cybersecurity considerations for Industrial Control or SCADA or OT systems

Must be knowledgeable of network, PLC, DCS, or DDC hardware/software, and SCADA/HMI software used in Building, Industrial, or Water/Wastewater applications

Preferred Qualifications

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) / Distributed Control System (DCS) / Direct Digital Control (DDC) programming or SCADA HMI configuration experience a plus

Experience in building automation, data centers, food & beverage, oil & gas, industrial, mining, manufacturing, or logistics a plus

Local candidates are preferred


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Charlotte
Industry: Building Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Building Control Systems
Job Posting: May 6, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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