Senior Control Engineer

March 2, 2023
Application ends: March 28, 2025

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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 Senior 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 and a competitive compensation and benefits package, including relocation assistance as needed. We also have 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 Senior Control Engineer will work with and direct a multi-disciplinary group of engineers, designers, and drafters providing technical services to public and private sector clients. Services will be provided to 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 advanced engineering knowledge and strong skills in mentorship, management, delegation, leadership on automation projects, and coordination with other engineering disciplines to this exciting role!

The Responsibilities

  • Directing control systems testing, equipment commissioning, field testing and system acceptance including operational readiness testing.
  • Setting up industrial communication protocols and VFD configuration.
  • PLC, DCS, HMI and SCADA system planning, design, programming, troubleshooting, and upgrade.
  • Developing drawings and specifications for construction. Drawings for construction include network communication block diagrams, control panel details, wiring termination diagrams, instrument location plans, and instrument installation details.
  • Equipment selection, cost estimating, and equipment layout.
  • On-call (after hours and weekends), if required by the projects.

The Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent, and 10 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 50-75% 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.

We look forward to receiving your application!*

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $110,000.00 – $150,000.00 per year