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Sr. Electrical Power Engineer

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 12/01/22

Job Description

Job description:


LOCATION:Houston, Texas Areas

Experience Level: Senior Level (Lead)

Company is a leading global systems integration firm that has been providing automation solutions for critical process and safety applications to a diverse world-wide client base within multiple industries. We are a leader in control system integration services across all markets. We are currently in the process of expanding our automation and control system integration team and are looking to hire experienced personnel.

The Sr. Automation Engineer position requires a highly motivated, detailed individual who is self-directed and able to professionally engage with customers. This candidate shall have a working knowledge and experience with Combustion Control and Burner Management Systems that are applied in the Utility Power and Industrial Energy markets along with various types of Power and Auxiliary Boilers including HRSGs and Duct Burners.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a strong team supplying the best automation solutions and services. Company is leading the way in providing innovative solutions to support the growing efforts of the Utility Power, Oil & Gas, and other industries associated within the Energy Sector Markets that are emerging within the U.S. and around the globe.


  • Interpreting customer specifications, drawings, and documentation requirements, along with industrial standards such as NFPA, CSA, UL508 and NEMA, then translating these requirements into component bills of material, electrical and control system drawings for CCS and BMS control panels and development of control strategies.
  • Perform programming and configuration including development of logic and process control strategies for Combustion Control Systems (CCS) and Burner Management Systems (BMS) that are applied to large utility-power and industrial boilers along with HRSGs in accordance with NFPA-85 standards.
  • Perform HMI screen development and associated configuration of company supplied Operator Workstations, Engineering Workstations, and Historian packages.
  • Support COMPANY business development and sales team with reviewing customer RFQ specifications, assistance with proposal development and detailed project estimating.
  • Read and understand scope documentation detailing control system functionality required for the implementation of PLC and DCS programs.
  • Development of logic and control strategies for PLC and DCS based control systems.
  • Develop simulation logic to support the functional and dynamic testing of PLC and HMI systems. This will involve testing of integrated control systems to ensure the required functionality and proper operation meets each customers specifications and expectations.
  • Train customers on use and operation of supplied control system deliverables.
  • Provide direction and interface engineering with the company and outside panel shops along electrical installation contractors and third-party vendors as required.
  • Perform on-site start up and commissioning of company supplied CCS and BMS control systems.
  • Capable of performing tuning and optimization of supplied CCS and BMS control systems.


Qualifications & Required Skills:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with fifteen (15) years minimum of related control system experience.
  • Strong knowledge of NFPA guidelines that apply to CCS and BMS design and applications.
  • ISA 84 Certifications for SIS and BMS applications is a benefit
  • Proven experience in effectively programming and integration of the following control system platforms listed below:
Allen Bradley Logix PLCsEmerson Delta VInvensys Triconex Platforms
  • Proven experience in effectively programming and configuration of the following HMI platforms listed below:
Rockwell Automation Factory Talk SE & ME, Plant PAXEmerson Delta VWonderware System Platform (Archestra) and Intouch
  • Experience with client / server architectures including virtualization with VMWare is a plus.
  • Knowledge of OSI PI and other Historian packages is a plus.
  • Experience with engineering design programs such as AutoCAD, Microsoft Visio, etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft software
  • Knowledge of HMI and control system communication networks including related hardware such as Ethernet switches and media converters, various types of communication protocols and media that are applied in redundant and simplex architecture designs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Work autonomously while cultivating a team environment with fellow automation engineers and designers.
  • Have excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Effective at communicating with management, customers, and vendors.
  • Motivated, self-starter who will take ownership of tasks.
Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Our client is an industry leader in control systems solutions. A Premier Systems Integrator with more than 25 years of experience servicing clients in over 23 countries.

You will work with an excellent team of professionals. Our client has very little turnover due to the fabulous work/culture/environment and growth and stability of the company. They offer flexible work schedules and excellent benefit plans to include a 6% match on 401k. All benefits start day one! Make a career here!!

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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