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Colorado Springs Utilities Control System Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Control System Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $107,000 to $135,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 8/28/23


*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 to lead 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

  • 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

  • Candidates should 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

  • Control Systems Engineer (CSE) Licensure, ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity, and ISA/IEC 61511 Safety Instrumented Systems are preferred

  • An energetic self-starter with a focus on continuous improvement, enjoys working in a collaborative environment, and possesses strong communication skills are desired

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience with the following:

  • Control system lifecycle phases

  • Programming and/or configuration of the PLC, DCS, and HMI environments, including but not limited to Emerson Ovation, Emerson DeltaV, GE Mark VIe, Allen-Bradley, GE Cimplicity, Factory Talk SE and ME, Wonderware

  • 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

  • Modbus, LON, Ethernet IP, Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus and other communication protocols

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

Who We are...

  • One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)

  • A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)

  • Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility sector leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements

  • Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the most desired city to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

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


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • 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.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support