Colorado Springs Utilities Control System Engineer III/IV in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Control System Engineer III/IV
Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support
Pay Range $102,000 to $135,720
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 5/16/23
CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER
*This job is eligible for relocation assistance
Come join the Colorado Springs Utilities team! The Operations Technical Services Department’s System Monitoring, Diagnostics and Controls Group is seeking to enhance the section's existing engineering expertise with a dedicated control systems engineer who possesses experience in all aspects of control systems, instrumentation, automation, design, installation, and maintenance.
As the Control Systems Engineer, you will have the opportunity for leading the design, installation, commissioning, and continuous improvement of control systems for a variety of industrial process applications across our four service lines (electric, gas, water, and wastewater.) You will have to support all service lines with automation and control system needs. You will engage with operations, maintenance, and engineering staff to ensure the reliable operation of critical utility processes.
This position will be filled at the Engineer III or IV level. The level will be dependent on the qualifications, experience, education, and certification level of the successful candidate.
Key Focus Areas:
Technical lead for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of control systems upgrades, new installations, and modifications in a variety of industrial process settings
Support the implementation and maintenance of cyber security requirements within the control networks
Providing technical guidance and direction for the standardization of control systems and operational technology network architecture throughout the enterprise
Specification and procurement of control systems, instrumentation, and supporting equipment
Provide expertise to support troubleshooting, control loop tuning, and control strategy optimization
Analyze plant processes, to design and implement improvements
Developing, reviewing, and approving testing processes and procedures
Develop technical training material and provide mentoring for engineering craft to broaden the section's control system knowledge and capabilities
Programming and configuration in a variety of industrial automation applications including DCS, PLC, HMI, SCADA, and databases
Conduct studies and research
Prepare, maintain, and submit reports; performs a technical review of engineering reports from outside consultants
Perform short and long-range planning on future projects
Train field and support engineers and serves as a resource
Who You are... the successful Engineer will be a control systems subject matter expert with experience in one or more of the following industries; energy, utilities, oil/gas, or other industrial process areas. Is an energetic self-starter with a focus on continuous improvement, enjoys working in a collaborative environment, and possesses strong communication skills. Candidates must come with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from an ABET-accredited program and years of professional-level engineering experience commensurate with the level hired.
This job requires experience with IT/OT interface with experience specifically dealing with cybersecurity, hardware and software design development for process and energy-based applications, information technology infrastructure components as they relate to industrial automation systems; programming and/or configuration of the PLC, DCS, and HMI environments, including but not limited to Emerson Ovation, Emerson DeltaV, GE Mark VIe, Rockwell ControlLogix, Woodward, GE Cimplicity, RS Factory Talk, Wonderware, third-party integration devices connected through Modbus, LON, Ethernet IP or other communication protocols, and all phases of the control system lifecycle. Additionally, Control Systems Engineer (CSE) Licensure, ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity, and ISA/IEC 61511 Safety Instrumented Systems are preferred.
The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are:120A, 12A, 51S, 881A 32E1, 32E2, 32E3, 32E4, 32EX 5311, 5904, 5310, 122, 5960, 8004, 144 1301, 1302, 1310, 2070, 6004, 6005, 9620, 9622, 9624, 9626, 9630, 9631, 9632
Our Commitment to our Employees…
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s
Roth IRA and 457 plans
Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available
Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement
Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramCurious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
Who We Are… Colorado Springs is the third most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2019). Our city is a particularly popular place to live for professionals, millennials, and families – thanks to its reasonably priced neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and easy access to nature and adventure.
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Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.
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Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support