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Control & Automation Engineer

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with an Oil&Gas Services company in Houston, Texas

Job Description:
Pay Rate: Open depending on experience with Full Benefits
Hours: 8am - 5pm, M to F.
The role of Controls & Instrument Engineer is to support the Engineering Lead and Product Engineering Manager.

They will be accountable for the electrical scope and systems in large scale data centers across the design, construction, assembly, testing, installation, and commissioning phases.
The Controls & Instrument Engineer will be responsible for checking and approving drawings / designs; interface communication, and ensuring the accuracy, reliability, efficiency, and safety of the electrical scope of work for Hyperscale Data Center Modules meets customer’s requirements and Industrial Standards.
The Controls & Instrument will play a critical role with supporting the plant during the manufacturing stage.
They will also be assisting various stakeholders in troubleshooting site installation and commissioning problems.
The Engineer will support the goals and programs established by the management team.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Checking and approving drawings, information, and documentation which meets Industrial standards to enable the manufacturing group and other departments to produce Data Center Infrastructure Modules.
Attend and initiate Design and Development Planning and Review session to meet customer’s and industry’s need.
Prepare TRs (Technical Requisitions) for electrical systems, Instrument systems, and various components.
Review vendor quotations, full technical bid analysis, and provide feedback to procurement team conveying gaps or compliance of proposal to project requirements.
Prepare and complete various Controls and Instrument engineering deliverable drawings, documents, and calculations such as instrument list/index, instrument data sheets, control system architecture drawings, alarm schedule, select and specify all safety and control instruments, etc.
Review of the P&ID, IOM Procedure, Start-Up Procedure, and Control and Shutdown Philosophy to ensure Data Center FAT and Operation are issue free.
Ensure all major equipment buy-outs are properly specified and purchased to interface seamlessly with overall system.
Prepare control narrative / philosophy.
Troubleshoot any operation issues during start-up and commissioning of data center as it relates to control systems and instrumentation.
Perform ladder logic programming (if needed), control valve sizing, relief valve sizing, flow element sizing. Train team members to perform these sizing.
Recommend control system, control valve, level instruments and flow instruments best suited for application.
Participate in client or internal HAZOP.
Assist in providing hookup details to I&E contractor for installation of instrumentations.
Review and approve subcontractor field instrument and electrical hookup scope, and ensure scope meets client specifications.
Prepare bulk MTOs (Material Take Offs) and detailed BOMs (Bill of Materials).
Ability and willingness to think outside of the box to find creative and innovative solutions to reduce costs while managing impact to quality, cost, or schedule.
Keeps informed of new developments and requirements affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes in programs and applications.
Interprets, organizes, executes assignments in a self-driven and self-sufficient manner.
Makes decisions independently on technical problems and methods and represents the organization in meetings to resolve important questions.
Applies advanced or state-of-the-art knowledge and experience to resolve crucial issues and/or unique conditions. The knowledge and expertise required for this level of work usually results from progressive experience.
Supervision received is essentially administrative, with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Controls Engineering from a recognized university.
Professional Engineering License (Strongly Preferred)
A minimum of 7 years’ experience in controls and instrument design and engineering, with a focus on data center infrastructure.
Ability to produce drawings/sketches to illustrate design/ideas.
General knowledge and direct experience with the construction, operation, and maintenance of data center or building electrical systems.
Experience with high-density data centers and hyperscale environments
Understands the purpose of control systems for data center facility modules.

Knowledge of industry standards, codes, and regulations, including but not limited to
o API – American Petroleum Institute
o ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
o ANSI – American National Standards Institute
o IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission
o IBC – International Building Code
o ISA – International Society of Automation
o OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
o NEC – National Electric Code
o NFPA – National Fire Protection Association

Experience working with computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) software.
Fast track design/build projects and or multiple significant upgrade projects
Ability to review P&IDs and related control systems for complex process equipment.
Working knowledge of control valves, relief valves, and flow measurement devices.
Working knowledge of ISA guidelines and symbols for instrumentation.
Working knowledge of API and ANSI guidelines.
Ability to offer alternate instrument or valve type from perspectives of cost, space, schedule, operation, and maintenance.
Basic understanding of mechanical equipment and system design within data center driving or affecting electrical scope.
Direct experience in negotiating with regulatory agencies regarding departures from code and ultimately achieving design approval and permitting.
Computer Skills:

Mastery knowledge and proficiency in:
Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint)
PDF Editor (Adobe, Foxit, or other equivalent)
Operational knowledge in:
SAP (ERP Tool w/ Engineering Modules and Transactions)
Solid Works
Autodesk Revit
Autodesk BIM 360
Autodesk AutoCAD
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Note that if you get hired you must undergo a background check, a driving records check and a drug screening

Company Details

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