Control Engineer

March 2, 2023
Application ends: March 28, 2025

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Job Description

Harris Group thrives on providing expert engineering for some of today’s most complex challenges. We are creative in our approach by delivering multi-discipline services across a wide range of project types. We work on the most challenging projects ranging from transportation hubs and aviation to composite manufacturing. Our successes are directly related to high-quality collaboration, across all offices, expertise, and background. Harris Group is a 100% Employee-Owned company with our eyes focused on the people in the company, the clients we serve, and the communities in which we live. Join a team that goes beyond projects and develop your career with a Great Place to Work® Certified™ company!



Harris Group is currently seeking a Control Engineer to join one of our California offices in Thousand Oaks (SoCal) or Lafayette (NorCal). We offer a flexible work arrangement with a hybrid work model. Harris Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and a friendly, flexible, collaborative culture that values and supports professional development. Come get involved in the entire lifecycle of projects, from proposals to design to commissioning and start-up!



Job Summary



This Control Engineer will work with a multi-disciplinary group of engineers, designers, and drafters providing technical services to public and private sector clients. They will support industrial applications related to process manufacturing, aerospace, chemical processing, and municipalities. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is passionate and competent in control system studies and design. Bring your curiosity and growth mindset to this exciting role!



The Responsibilities


  • Supporting control systems testing, equipment commissioning, field testing, industrial communication protocol setup/testing, VFD configuration and testing, and system acceptance including operational readiness testing.
  • PLC, DCS, HMI and SCADA system planning, design, programming, troubleshooting, and upgrade.
  • Developing drawings and specifications for construction.
  • Equipment selection, cost estimating, and equipment layout and coordination with other engineering disciplines.
  • On-call (after hours and weekends), if required by the projects.



The Requirements



Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent, and 5+ years of experience in PLC programming and HMI or SCADA configuration, with 1 year of field experience. In lieu of a college degree, additional experience will be considered.

  • Working knowledge of piping & instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), wiring diagrams, control panel layouts, and motor control schematics.
  • Demonstrated ability using Ethernet and control system communication protocols.
  • Experience with Rockwell, Wonderware, and similar PLC/HMI software.
  • Traveling 25-50% of the year may be required.
  • A registered professional engineer is preferred.



Equal Opportunity Employer


Harris Group provides a competitive compensation and benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Drug Free Workplace

Harris Group, Inc. is a 100% drug free workplace. For the safety of our employees, customers, and our customer’s facilities, we do a pre-employment drug test and may require random testing to meet specific client needs. Please note that Marijuana, even if prescribed by a physician OR allowed under a state law regulating Marijuana, remains illegal under federal law and is against Harris Group’s policy.