Project Engineer

Rockwell Automation Houston , TX 77001

Posted 2 months ago


Project Engineer

United States

Position Summary

Responsible for performing systems engineering for industrial automation projects based on drives, motor control centers, programmable controllers, operator/field devices, communication networks, etc. Responsible for the design, implementation, and testing of drives and automation systems working in a project team environment.

Designs, defines and implements complex controls systems and packaged drive systems requirements for customers and/or prepares studies and analyzes existing systems. This includes systems design, systems engineering, hardware engineering, configuration, programming and factory testing. Be a contributing part of a project team but also responsible to lead and review all assigned engineering team and their assigned tasks for a project.

Assign tasks, monitor performance, review results, coordinate efforts, and track hours usage on project. Prepare and organize assigned projects and work closely with the Project Manager to maintain and lower project costs, while providing the highest level of quality.


o Analyzes the customer's requirements to determine the optimal controls system strategy solutions and determines applicable industrial controls configurations and architectures.

o Interfaces with the operations manager, manufacturing and the project manager to support an engineering design, part delivery, and presents status and options as required to maintain budget and delivery schedule.

o Supports manufacturing to assess progress, provide technical assistance, final inspection and sign off.

o May provide on-site process controls system start-up as required.

o Review project hardware/software for compliance with applicable codes/standards and assure personnel/machinery safety practices are fully implemented.


o May be responsible to lead and review all assigned engineering teams assigned tasks for a larger or complex project or perform design reviews for more junior engineers and technicians on their projects

o Leads complex assignments requiring new processes, techniques.

o Responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring resources for larger or complex projects including setting and managing time-lines and budgets.

o Identifies, analyzes and resolves program and work process support deficiencies. Develops and recommends corrective actions and higher value added ideas to templates, standards, and work processes.

o Provides mentorship and coaching to less senior engineers and technicians.

o Provide verbal and written reports to communicate project status as required and contribute to project review meetings.

o Visit internal/external panel manufacturing facilities to assess progress, provide technical assistance and for final inspection and sign off.


Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

o Bachelors degree in Engineering discipline

o Minimum of 8 years related experience in industrial controls system applications related to variable speed drives, drives systems, and industrial automation systems.

o Minimum of 8 years related experience in electrical design, including schematics and panel layouts, applying and programming drives, PLCs and HMIs.

o Minimum of 8 years related experience of controls system applications throughout the project lifecycle from initial design concepts through installation and subsequent client support.

o Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Preferred Qualifications:

o Knowledge of Allen-Bradley Powerflex drives, Kinetix drives, and PLCs. Knowledge of codes and standards applicable to industrial control systems including NEC, NFPA79, UL508A, and UL698.

o Product and/ or Program development and project management experience.

o Drives Systems/ Industry Expertise in (Power, Paper, Metals, Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Mining, Water and Wastewater, etc.)

o Ability to design systems utilizing AutoCAD electrical.

o Must be available and willing to work overtime on occasion to meet customer project commitments.

o Occasional (typically 10% or less), travel required and work at customer sites, including industrial plants, ships, etc., which may require climbing, working in confined spaces and other unusual work environments.


Requisition Number


Business Group

Control Products and Solutions

Job Category

Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible


Position Type

Full Time

No. of Positions


Work State/City

Houston - Texas

Company Overview

Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement

Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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