Lead Controls & Instrumentation Engineer

Baker Hughes Oklahoma City , OK 73113

Posted 4 months ago

Role Summary:

As a Lead Controls & Instrumentation Systems Engineer located at the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in Oklahoma City, you will work with the EIC team to solve customer challenges in the oil and gas industry. The Senior Controls and Instrumentation Systems Engineer will design and develop instrumentation and control systems for various innovations developed for the oil & gas industry. Key focus areas will include hardware selection and implementation, programming, device communications, and data analytics. The EIC is BHGE's research division developing the next generation digital industrial technologies for product offerings predominately in the oil & gas industry. This hands-on position will be part of a cross disciplinary team working on research and customer-facing development projects, typically involving complex engineered equipment deployed in challenging operating environments.

Essential Responsibilities:

In the role of Lead Controls & Instrumentation Systems Engineer, you will:

  • Work with an interdisciplinary team to design, develop and refine disruptive edge computing solutions for the energy industry

  • Integrate off-the-shelf sensors with single board computing platforms to rapidly build and deploy prototypes

  • Interface edge systems with existing sensors and/or field equipment and create network interface(s) for data interaction

  • Develop analytical methods for processing data sets in real-time

  • Develop code to collect, process and analyze high-volume, real-time data streams from sources such as LiDAR and RGB cameras

  • Prepare, review and evaluate interface documentation, specifications, test plans and requirements

  • Support system test programs and analyze system testing

  • Design / evaluate instrumentation, automation and control system hardware architecture including specification of critical components and their communication protocols

  • Design for and implement latest hardware and software cybersecurity standards

  • Deploy instrumentation and controls systems in field tests

  • Ruggedize prototype single board computing systems using industrial equipment such as programmable logic controllers

  • Work with technical teams in development, deployment and application of analytics

  • Generate / review hardware layouts, drawings, block diagrams, reports, annotated code and other project artifacts to document, archive and communicate the work and outcomes

  • Influence from a technical standpoint across the function and business


  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 3 years of industrial and/or research experience

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Travel 10% of the time, as required

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field from an accredited college or university

  • Industrial / research work experience of 10 years or more

  • Fluent in programing languages including C, C , Embedded C, Java, Python and CUDA

  • Working knowledge of industrial communication protocols such as Modbus/TCP, CANOpen, HART, etc.

  • Experience in hardware / software implementation through full scale commercial production of a product

  • Extensive knowledge of control system hardware components including real-time controllers, control valves, Edge Devices, PLCs, PCs, HMI hardware, modems, switches, data acquisition hardware, analog and digital I/O

  • Experience using a variety of operating systems including Windows, Linux, and embedded system operating systems such as QNX, LynxOS, Windows CE, etc.

  • Strong experience in programming control systems, open / closed loop control and non-linear systems

  • Knowledge of engineering analysis methods, mechanical & electrical systems and software systems

  • Experience incorporating engineering analytics or advanced data-driven analytics into control system software

  • Proficient written, verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to develop technical requirements based upon proactive analysis of customer needs

  • Demonstrated ability to work in highly collaborative, cross-functional environments

  • Working knowledge of advanced analytics methods (machine learning, advanced statistics, optimization, estimation, etc.)

  • Effective teaming and problem-solving abilities with strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Proven ability to think customer-first and effectively prioritize and pivot as required


  • Oklahoma City, OK

This is your opportunity to learn more, do more, live the career you have imagined and be part of a truly diverse organization.

Baker Hughes, a GE company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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Lead Controls & Instrumentation Engineer

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