Controls Engineer -Industrial

Location: Tampa, FL

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Company Overview

With water plant projects that produce millions of gallons of potable water per day, Our Client has an impressive track record of delivering abundant, safe and reliable fresh water to communities in water scarce regions. The company is committed to solving water challenges with desalination water treatment solutions and producing dependable fresh water supplies.

Job Summary

The Control Engineer position requires experience in designing electrical power and control systems for integrated mechanical systems.  Experience in seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination industry is a plus, but not required. Responsible for overseeing design and completion of control systems for large SWRO systems.  Must be experienced with PLC architecture and programming.  Capable of programming as well as overseeing PLC design and programs of other programmers and engineers.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implement controls designs to support company’s new SWRO plant construction projects and support existing plant operations.

  • Oversee troubleshooting and resolution of controls issues in existing plants.

  • Support controls portions of startups of equipment in the field.

  • Prepare design and cost estimates for new controls systems during the bidding phase of new projects.

  • Work directly with customer electrical engineers to complete system installation.

  • Work directly with electrical contractors creating and executing on works scopes and bid packages.

  • Other related duties may be assigned as required.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong diverse background in industrial controls and automation

  • Current hands-on programming experience on Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC and fluent in Rockwell RSLogix 5000 software and FactoryTalk SE HMI software

  • Configuration experience with Rockwell EthernetIP network setup

  • Recent experience developing SCADA systems, operator GUI, PLC logic

  • Prefer knowledge and understanding of server setup, thin-client architecture, firewalls, routers, switches, OS, etc.

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization or project

  • Ability to travel worldwide 10-20% (primarily Caribbean and Latin America)

  • This position requires a minimum of BSEE degree and a minimum of eight years of closely related industrial experience, as outlined above.


Hunter Crown provides recruiting and executive search services to the water and wastewater treatment industry.

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