• Instrumentation and Controls Engineer - Senior Level

    Carollo Engineers Portland, OR 97240

    Job #2107257021

  • Overview

    Carollo Engineers is a nationally recognized environmental engineering firm that specializes in the planning, design, and construction of water and wastewater facilities. We are seeking a senior level Instrumentation and Controls Engineer to join our team.


    • Works with project manager and clients

    • Develops scopes of work for I&C systems, networks and projects

    • Leads I&C design teams for medium and large projects

    • Designs PLC SCADA networks for medium and large systems

    • Specifies industrial fiber optic networks, systems and components

    • Designs SCADA network block diagrams

    • Selects instrumentation

    • Develops P&IDs

    • Develops control strategies

    • Designs control panel layouts

    • Prepares ISA data sheets and instrument sites

    • Develops input/output point lists

    • Reviews submittals

    • Prepares specifications for instruments, computers, networking equipment, PLCs and associated components

    • Develops preliminary and final construction cost estimates for I&C

    • Meets with clients for design-related workshops, including instrument preferences, HMI graphics design and standard development

    • Designs radio telemetry SCADA systems using microwave, spread spectrum, licensed MAS, cellular or other radio technologies

    • Mentors and trains Staff Instrumentation Engineers

    • Prepares technical memorandums and reports

    • Manages the instrumentation portion of medium to large sized instrumentation and control projects for water and wastewater treatment facilities

    • Conducts quality management reviews of instrumentation and control designs

    • Participates in continuing editing and development of I&C master specifications

    • Develops project specific specifications for unusual or unique instrumentation applications

    • Prioritizes and balances competing project demands and conflicting project requirements

    • Manages other instrumentation and control engineers and CADD technicians to effectively complete work with attention to detail

    • Delegates tasks to others and follows ups on completion and quality of work

    • Identifies and consults with others on solutions to unusual, difficult, or complex tasks

    • Effectively participates in client contacts and business development efforts

    • Identifies alternatives, evaluates each, and determines appropriate actions to move forward

    • Makes solid and implementable decisions in a timely manner

    • Reduces complex aspects of instrumentation and control engineering to terms understandable to others

    • Attends to details in preparation or review of calculations, drawings, and specifications

    • Monitors scope, schedule, and budget and controls the work to the project plan

    • Understands, implements, and enforces company and client technical standards on projects

    • Travel required when requested

    • Makes site visits to observe during construction and operation


    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering; Instrumentation and Control Engineering; Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering

    • Minimum of 10 years experience in instrumentation and control systems in water and wastewater treatment facilities, pumping stations and associated facilities

    • Registration as a Professional Engineer

    • Expert in the design of industrial instrumentation and control systems, selection and specification of instruments, and design of industrial communication networks for water and wastewater facilities

    • Expert in developing, reading and understanding P&IDs and control schematics

    • Expert in design and development of industrial communication control networks

    • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work with minimum supervision on medium to large instrumentation and control systems for water and wastewater treatment facilities

    • Understands projects at the conceptual level, and develops corresponding instrumentation and control engineering scope of work, budget and schedule

    • Ability to work independently to effectively complete routine or moderately complex tasks

    • Ability to simultaneously think beyond past approaches and propose practical approaches to instrumentation and control design and construction

    • Listens and understands the concerns and needs of other project team members

    • Ability to control behavior under situations involving pressure, conflict and uncertainty

    • Communicate clearly and concisely in speech, writing, and contract documents

    • Presents communications in an organized fashion and with appropriate level of detail

    • Positively influences both peers and subordinates to move toward overall project goals

    • Actively looks ahead to plan for and respond to project challenges

    • Seeks long term benefits to the overall project when determining instrumentation and control design approach

    • Sensitive to political issues and client preferences in determining instrumentation and control engineering approach

    • Aware of the "business" of instrumentation and control engineering as well as the technical design issues

    • Strong verbal and written communications skills that are well organized and persuasive

    • Proficient in public speaking roles

    • Proficient in MS Word, Access, and Excel

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering; Instrumentation and Control Engineering; Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering

    • Experience with Microstation or Autocad

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    Job Locations US-OR-Portland

    ID 2022-2004

    Category Engineering

    Type Full-time, Regular