Senior Controls Engineer

Bloom Engineering Company, Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA

30+ days ago

General Requirements:

Work involves the engineering and design for combustion control systems. The systems are custom designed for use with BLOOM equipment. Work involves knowledge of electrical circuits, loop control, and standard practice for instrumentation and heavy industrial controls. This position reports to the Manager of Controls Engineering.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a minimum 5 years in design of control systems
  • Knowledge of electrical elementary, P&ID, piping, power distribution and control drawings
  • PLC and HMI programming experience is required
  • Industrial Instrumentation practice and design experience is required
  • Ability to comprehend equipment literature from a variety of manufacturers
  • Experience with NEC and NFPA codes is desired
  • Knowledge of system requirements of hazardous classified areas is desired
  • This position requires an estimated 20-30% travel (mostly domestic)
  • Can meet the physical requirements of the position with reasonable accommodations if necessary
  • Light to medium physical demands – exert up to 20 lbs. occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently
  • Some days require work standing in an industrial plant for the majority of the work day (kneeling, climbing, crouching, etc. are regular activities while in industrial plants)
  • Professional Behaviors:
  • Demonstrates initiative to take on new responsibilities
  • Meets committed deadlines and renegotiates before missed
  • Communicates efficiently and effectively – both internally and with customers
  • Readily shares knowledge and experience
  • Takes responsibility for fixing problems; owns the solution
  • Project Work:
  • Design and process orders for control systems may include:
  • Develop schematics, panel layouts, flow charts, P&ID and other drawings
  • Program PLC and HMI software for combustion systems
  • Procure equipment and assemblies (panels) to meet necessary ship dates
  • Review piping and proposed controls equipment to ensure system is workable and safe
  • Generate custom control solutions with hardware and software
  • Generate Bills of Material, instructions, and operating manuals
  • Generate Function Design Specifications
  • Track information for internal processing and Accounting
  • Coordinate assembly at outside facilities
  • Conduct panel checkouts and FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing)
  • Interpret safety codes to ensure safe operation of combustion systems
  • Check drawings and engineering documents for technical correctness
  • Write functional description of control equipment
  • Coordinate assembly of manuals for automation
  • Generate control system estimates and interact with Sales and customers to develop orders
  • Sales support - meet with customer to determine optimum design requirements
  • Startup and Commissioning Work:
  • On-site travel support and phone/email support for customers
  • Support installations in progress and of existing systems – includes wiring, setup of devices including HART protocol, site programming changes, and training
  • Must have knowledge of contractor practice and standard industrial construction
  • Field test and commission control equipment
  • Service any trouble calls or equipment malfunction
  • Willingness to submit to on-site, customer-required background checks and drug and alcohol tests
  • Equipment and Software Knowledge:
  • Experience with RSLogix software for AB ControlLogix PLC platform required
  • Experience with Windows OS, MS Office (especially Excel), and Ethernet communications is required
  • Familiarity with Siemens, GE, and Modicon PLC software is desired
  • Must be familiar with HMI programming such as RSView (AB PanelView), PanelMate, and Red Lion
  • Experience with SCADA software such as Wonderware, Intellution, and LabView is desired
  • Programming experience must include loop control and sequencing
  • Programming experience in Visual Basic or C is desired
  • Experience with combustion safety circuits and MCC circuits is desired
  • Experience with use of VFDs is desired
  • Basic understanding of DCS functionsSalary: $70,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year
  • Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $70,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year


  • Combustion: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Required travel:

  • 25 (Required)