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Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

Company: Carollo Engineers
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


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

Keywords: Carollo Engineers, Costa Mesa , Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer, Other , Costa Mesa, California

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