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Instrumentation & Controls Engineer, Sr. or Lead

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Posted: 04/19/24 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Number: EB-1446709038

Job Description

Lead Instrumentation & Controls Engineer - Position and Responsibilities
As an Instrumentation & Controls Engineer with our client, you will collect and prepare data/information and perform detailed engineering calculations. The I&C Engineer performs basic engineering design for review and approval by senior department personnel. The I&C Engineer demonstrates technical/professional growth annually by maintaining active membership in professional organizations and participating in technical seminars/courses.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Work on multiple projects of various sizes at the same time, as lead design engineer or as member of a larger design team.
  • Collect and prepare data/information, perform detailed engineering calculations, and write formal engineering/technical reports.
  • Develop technical specifications & data sheets, perform technical evaluation of bids, and recommend best value design which meets client requirements for operability, reliability, maintainability, and safety.
  • Prepare project documentation and deliverables including but not limited to scopes of work, bills of material, instrument and IO lists, instrument datasheets, cable, and conduit schedules.
  • Lead field work by checking installations and problem-solving activities.
  • Perform calculation checking and vendor drawing reviews.
  • Serve as Project Lead for select single-discipline projects by estimating work hours, developing scope of work, making staffing recommendations, and checking drawings.
  • Interact with other departments and suppliers to obtain pertinent information.
  • Manage the scope of the project work, address scope and work changes, adjust the project deliverables as necessary, and complete the project work based on the budget and scheduled time frame.
  • Present project information internally to colleagues and externally to clients.
  • Work within given budget and schedule parameters, as well as develop engineering internal time estimates for engineering and design.


Education, Experience and Skills
The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Engineering Technology degree or Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline required.
  • 5+ years of engineering and design experiences in Instrumentation & Controls or Electrical.
  • Strong skill set in understanding PFD’s, P&ID’s, and Cause and Effect matrices.
  • Understanding of NEC/ISA standards.
  • EIT certification is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and attention to detail abilities.
  • Ability to multitask and organize for project efficiency.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
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