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Control Systems Engineer

Rochester, NY

Summary:  The Control System Engineer is responsible for improving utility plant related control strategies and control system infrastructure to ensure safe, uninterrupted, efficient, and environmentally compliant operation of the company’s utility plants.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Execute modifications, perform upgrades, and troubleshoot existing control systems.
  • Design, manage, execute and commission new control system projects
  • Identify and implement control system improvement projects to drive continuous improvement in the company operations.
  • Provide control system input and support during the design and implementation of other capital projects.
  • Coordinate with suppliers and contractors to determine control system project scope and cost.
  • Responsible for the security and compliance to government and environmental regulations.
  • Responsible for the compliance to the company’s control system design and implementation standards to ensure consistent control system operations.
  • Maintain control System network documentation and disaster recovery (DR) procedures.
  • Familiarity with NFPA, NEC, UL, OSHA, ISA, NEMA, IEC, ANSI and other applicable codes and standards as they pertain to the design and installation of industrial control panels and controls systems.
  • Provides support for the Ovation Distributed Control Systems and the Steam, Power, Chilled Water, Water Systems, and Treatment Plant.
  • Provides support for the ABB MOD 3000 Distributed Control System and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Provide support for Allen-Bradley PLC programming and logic changes.
  • Provide technical support the meter maintenance team.
  • Provide support for the OSISoft PI plant-wide data historian.

Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor of Science, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) and 5+ years’ experience as hands-on Controls System Engineer working with utility or industrial plant equipment, systems, and instrumentation.


  • Knowledge of industrial utility equipment and systems including boilers, turbines, generators, chillers, pumps, cooling towers, air compressors, water systems, and water treatment.
  • Knowledge of typical industrial boiler, chiller, turbine generator, and air compressor control systems, including combustion controls and burner management systems.
  • Experience specifying industrial flow, pressure, temperature, and analytical measurement equipment.
  • Experience specifying and sizing control valves, dampers, and other final control elements.
  • Familiarity with modern network technologies, media, and equipment, including both copper and fiber media.
  • Experience with Emerson Ovation and/or ABB Mod 300 distributed control systems
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley programmable logic controllers.
  • Knowledge and experience developing, implementing, and tuning P&ID control strategies
  • Familiarity with the Windows operating system, Office programs, and Windows PC’s
  • Proficiency using technical manuals, wiring diagrams, electrical schematics, ladder logic, functional control diagrams, etc.
  • Must have valid drivers’ license and proof of insurance


  • Good Communication skills in English
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Ability to identify new and unique opportunities for process improvements


Work Environment:

  • Industrial and office environment.