Lead Process Automation Engineer
Process Systems & Solutions - Overland Park, KS

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Emerson Process Management is actively seeking candidates to fill Lead Process Automation System Engineering positions to perform/direct the development, design and implementation of Process Control Systems and assist S afety Instrumented System Engineers on new and upgrading of existing industrial process instrumentation and control projects. These Engineers are key members of a diverse team of professionals executing process control projects in refining, petrochemical and related industries. Candidates must have an excellent understanding of heavy industry process control and safety instrumentation to develop and execute the project control strategies and system architecture used on assigned projects.
These Engineers must be able to develop good working relationships with the Emerson project team members as well as client technical and management personnel to which they interface. They will be accountable for performing/directing activities in regard to the process control system design details with DeltaV as the control system platform and DeltaV SIS as the process safety system and interfacing with other process control systems as necessary. They also must work closely with the Project Managers to result in installations that are successful not only technically, but on time and budget as well. Some travel to various project sites will be required for design information gathering, client meetings, construction support, check-out/commissioning activities and startup/hot cutovers as required.

Responsibilities

Prepare engineering estimates for the project design, configuration, graphics, execution, construction support, Factory Acceptance Testing, check-out, Site Acceptance Testing, commissioning and hot cutover/startup.

Provide Engineering services and lead a team of Process Automation System engineers in developing information for creation of design documentation including: Preparation of Configuration Functional Design Specifications, Consulting with the Safety Instrumented System Engineer to develop control strategies for Basic Process Control Systems, i mplementing n ew product technologies where appropriate such as DeltaV, DeltaV SIS, AMS (Asset Management System), Configuring DeltaV Control Systems from Control Narratives & P&IDs using IEC 61131 Function Blocks, Structured Text and Sequential Function Charts.

Additional responsibilities include: a ssisting E&I Engineers in the coordination and installation of control systems and field instrumentation, c oordinating Process Automation Systems design activities with the other team disciplines and project management assuring multiple assigned projects meet their design schedules and budget metrics, assisting other project team engineers in Process Automation System project efforts including hardware specifications and configuration, assisting in planning and executing integration testing, Factory Acceptance Testing, Site Acceptance Testing, commissioning and startup or hot cutover as appropriate.

Typical work assignments include performing Front-end Engineering Design Studies, leading a team through project execution, performing control system configuration (control & graphics), integration of Programmable Logic Controls and field devices, perform Factory Acceptance Testing, provide site construction/installation and hot cutover support, perform Check-Out, Site Acceptance Testing, Commissioning and Startup.

Qualifications:

Candidates must possess the following: a BS in a related engineering field (e.g. Electrical, Instrument, Chemical), full comprehension of Basic Process Control Systems including knowledge of Safety Instrumented Systems in process plants from both a hardware and configuration aspect, a minimum of 4 years of experience in Process Control Systems/Distributed Control Systems/Programmable Logic Control design configuring control systems for industrial projects.

Candidates shall have demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and assign work in a team environment while assigned to multiple projects, have proven ability to work effectively in a team environment, be adept in working with a third party contractor, have proven ability to convey a professional image while building and sustaining customer relationships, and must be comfortable in an operating plant environment and possess the ability to negotiate staircases, ladders, scaffolding and catwalks.

Experience configuring DeltaV control systems, working with FOUNDATION fieldbus and other “bus” technologies (e.g. Profibus, DeviceNet, AS-I Bus), working with combustion controls (Burner Management Systems on Boilers/Heaters/Thermal Oxidizers/etc.), working with batch processes and experience with SIS analyses in a refinery, petrochemical or related industrial plants a plus. Experience leading and coordinating a diverse design team including global engineering resources, implementing control system upgrade projects in a refinery, petrochemical or related industrial plant and Hot Cutover experience on instruments/controls also a plus. Registered Professional Engineer in at least one state desirable.

Work Authorization

The company will only employ those work are legally authorized to work in the United States for this position. Individuals with temporary visas 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.
Relocation
Relocation benefits may be available for this position.

About Process Systems and Solutions

Emerson’s Process System’s and Solutions business provides automation technology and consulting services to allow process manufacturers to make the most of their operations while reducing costs and minimizing safety and environmental risks. Today, our control systems run more than 10,000 plants in 135 countries around the world. Our customers rely on us to solve their toughest challenges, and it’s a commitment we take very seriously.

We’re seeking high-impact people, true innovators at the core, whose ideas can change the world. If you’re looking for a company that recognizes and rewards your abilities, provides global opportunities to advance your career, and fosters an environment to learn and develop, Emerson may be for you. Consider joining our team of more than 7,000 Process Systems and Solutions employees across the globe.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Process Systems and Solutions’ policy to recruit, hire, train and promote people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or age and any other factor prohibited by law.

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