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Senior Engineer

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Emerson Electric Co. Houston , TX 77020

Posted 4 months ago

We are seeking a customer-focused Senior Level Engineer professional for our Houston, TX office to successfully support industrial control system projects by applying Emerson DeltaV product knowledge and implementation methodology while creating configurations, documents and custom programming elements.

Requires application of mature knowledge in planning and conducting work, and coordination of difficult and responsible assignments. Assigned problems make it necessary to modify established guidelines, devise new approaches, apply existing criteria in new manners and draw conclusions from comparative situations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Process Controls Engineer shall have and demonstrate skills in requirements gathering, design, configuration, integration and implementation of process control solutions for the Refining and Chemical industries PLC / DCS systems, HMI packages, SCADA systems, and networking technology.

  • Must have knowledge of process field instrumentation, technology and continuous process manufacturing expertise in all the following project phases: Requirements documentation, detailed design generation, implementation, system integration, testing and on-site startup.

  • Familiar with S88 batch concepts (control modules, equipment modules, units, phases and recipes).

  • Work with customers to develop project methodologies that will affect their standards and develop functional requirements based on observation of the process or input from process engineers.

  • Works with other engineers to define the standards and/or requirements that will direct the solution to a customer problem (e.g. contributes to pre-FEED or FEED).

  • Develops, prepares, and evaluates scope definition.

  • Work with customer's process engineers to develop functional requirements.

  • Produce functional design specifications and technical design specifications.

  • Lead or work on a project team responsible for the design, configuration and testing of continuous control strategies, and startup.

  • Participate in the start-up of complex systems at the client facility.

  • Participate in the framing and quoting of projects.

  • Monitor and control assigned work scope against the project plan.

  • Organizes and directs medium teams (4 to 8 people) for a specific area of expertise.

  • Manages and executes complex technical activities for a specific area of expertise.

  • Ensure that all work is executed to appropriate standards (Implementation, Test & Documentation).

  • Effectively communicate with customers to fully define and agree upon project requirements.

  • Understand the project scope and financials; identify change orders and justify changes to Project Management.

  • Act as a liaison between the internal project team and the client.

  • Proactively develop customer relationships; anticipate and provide solutions to customer needs giving high priority to customer satisfaction.

  • Share technical knowledge with project team.

  • Mentors other engineers in the execution of engineering processes and procedures.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Decision Quality: Making good timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.

  • Directs Work: Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

  • Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

  • Ensures Accountability: Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

  • Drives results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Instills Trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.


  • BS Engineering,12 years of experience with industrial process control systems for continuous processes.

  • Chemical, Electrical, or Industrial Automation Engineering degree preferred.

  • Process control project experience required.

  • Ability to develop proposals for control systems and E&I work

  • Make recommendations on the technical strategy for implementation of a complex chemical/pharmaceutical project.

  • Understand, in detail, concepts of current advanced control techniques and the control requirements of most commonly used process equipment. Ability to solve process control problems using these techniques.

  • Experience in control system modernization projects

  • Experience in hot cutover planning and commissioning

  • Experience in startup of refining/chemical/pharmaceutical projects.

  • Experience engineering multi-discipline automation projects.

  • Experience in the field working to estimate, design and install industrial process control systems and instrumentation.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Experience and ability to design and implement customized complex and/or standard engineering solutions, (i.e. Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure, Database Configuration) to successful completion and within budgeted time and cost constraints.

  • Knowledge of industry standard programming language such as Visual Basic and HTML graphics

  • Proficiency in personal computer desktop applications including word processors, spreadsheets, presentation packages, databases, and other specialized applications.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft platforms and virtualization.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft networking and/or Cisco networks.

  • Track record of successfully managing remote teams.

  • Ability to travel to client locations up to 50% of the time.

Application Process

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Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Senior Engineer

Expired Job

Emerson Electric Co.