Controls Engineer (both Entry-level & Experienced)

EN Engineering - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)3.3

This Controls Engineer posting is for a position in EN Engineering's Automation business unit. We're looking for both new and seasoned industrial automation professionals to fill several roles specifically on our rapidly growing EN Automation Denver team.

EN Engineering - The Company

EN Engineering provides comprehensive and dependable engineering, consulting, and automation services to pipelines, utilities, and industrial customers. As one of the fastest growing engineering firms in the country, the opportunities are endless for employees who are passionate, curious, and client-focused.

Our engineering professionals provide expertise in Pipeline Engineering, Integrity Services, Automation Services, Electrical Engineering, Process Safety Management and Industrial Solutions. We apply this expertise for our clients in the following industries:

  • Natural gas & oil pipeline infrastructure
  • Gas distribution
  • Chemical processing
  • Electric power generation & distribution
  • Food & beverage processing
  • Manufacturing facilities

Our team of more than 1,200 professionals offers engineering, consulting, and automation excellence wherever energy flows and goods are produced. We have nationwide offices located in Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Colorado, California, and Texas.

To recruit and retain top talent, EN Engineering offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect and the challenge of resolving our clients' problems to help them achieve their business & operational objectives.

EN Automation - The Team

Our Automation business unit performs the role of a traditional systems integrator for our clients. However, we differentiate ourselves from others by being part of a much larger, often turn-key engineering services offering by having the resources of the entire engineering firm working together as a wide-ranging and high performance cross-functional team.

We develop sophisticated industrial automation, plant control, database and data communication applications, using state-of-the-art software, across a wide range of industries. Our four major target markets are Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Power, and Process Chemical.

Our project execution playbook is based on industry best practices derived from EN Engineering's CSIA (Control System Integrators Society) certification. EN Engineering is also proudly ISO 9001:2015 certified. These certifications form the backbone of our remarkably high quality standards as well as our drive for continuous process improvement.

Controls Engineer - The Role
The main function of our Controls Engineers is the development of PLC/PAC (Programmable Logic Controller/Programmable Automation Controller) based control and HMI/SCADA (Human Machine Interface/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems) visualization applications.

Applications are developed in a multitude of proprietary programming languages distributed by our partner vendor companies including GE, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Schneider, Wonderware, Invensys to name a few.

Engineers with additional experience in other programming languages such as Microsoft Visual Basic, C++/C#, and Microsoft SQL Server has proven to be very beneficial. In addition, skills in network design/administration and server virtualization will be utilized by most engineers in the EN Engineering Automation group. Cyber-security experience in both IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) has become valuable to our operations as well.

Individuals will work on a project from the beginning to the end of the project's life cycle. This means that the same individual will perform the design, development, in-house testing, and commissioning of the system at the customer’s location.

We provide specialized training to all engineers to enhance the skills and knowledge needed to perform work for their specific clients' project work, and all platforms they will be using. Each engineer is assigned a mentor, a senior level engineer that has been chosen due to their experience and training capabilities, to guide them through their early days and help them grow confident and comfortable in their new role.


  • Competitive 401K match.
  • 200-hrs PTO (starting).
  • Educational reimbursement program.
  • Professional licensure, continuous improvement training.
  • Laid back office environment.
  • Regular office-wide and team-based social outings.
  • Fast growing company leading to plentiful advancement opportunities.
  • Ranked #24 on CSIA's Systems Integrator Giants 2018

Requirements (entry-level):

  • An engineering degree from an institution with an ABET accredited engineering program, an engineering technology degree or a degree in computer science.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; being comfortable in front of clients.
  • A complete operational understanding of current Microsoft Windows and Office products.
  • Above average aptitude with computer functionality, software and configuration.
  • Ability to travel to client facilities (some international, though rare), typically for lengths of one to two weeks at a time. Travel in this position can range from 15-40%.
  • Ability to work remotely at client facilities in outdoor industrial environments in sometimes harsh weather conditions. This can include occasional extended days of 10-16 hours of field work during critical start-up/commissioning events.
  • Unquestioned business and personal integrity.
  • Enthusiasm to be a part of the team and open to learn new skills.
  • (Preferred) Real world or classroom experience with PLC programming and HMI development.

Requirements (experienced) in addition to above:

  • 2+ years of experience in the Automation industry.
  • Desire to mentor and coach lesser experienced team members, developing future leaders.
  • Ability to serve as a lead on projects with a high degree of independence.
  • Demonstrated experience in building professional relationships with client personnel.
  • Intermediate to advanced capability in PLC and HMI Design, Development, Testing and Commissioning functions.
  • Programming experience in .NET, SQL, Oracle or equivalent.
  • (Preferred) Experience in designing/maintaining information technology systems including networking architecture, server administration, virtualization and security protocols.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Engineering: 1 year


  • Bachelor's


  • Denver, CO


  • Driver's License

Required work authorization:

  • United States