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Colorado Springs Utilities Control Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Control Systems Engineer

Job Type: Engineering/Engineering Support

Pay Range $108,035 to $135,054

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 3/2/21


This position is eligible for relocation assistance

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.

Come join the Colorado Springs Utilities team! The Energy Supply Department’s Operating Engineer 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.

You will be responsible for leading the design, procurement, installation, configuration and commissioning of controls systems for a variety of industrial process applications and support all service lines with automation and control systems needs.

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

  • Programming and configuration in a variety of industrial automation applications including DCS, PLC, HMI, SCADA and databases

  • Support the implementation and maintenance of cyber security requirements within the control networks

  • Specification and procurement of instrumentation, control systems and supporting equipment

  • Developing, reviewing, and approving testing processes and procedures

  • Providing technical guidance and direction for the standardization of control systems throughout the enterprise

  • Analyze plant processes, design and implement improvements

  • Provide expertise to support troubleshooting, control loop tuning and control strategy optimization

  • Develop technical training material and provide mentoring for engineering craft to broaden the section's control system knowledge and capabilities

  • Facilitates public process and other meetings; works with customers and stakeholders

  • Conduct studies and research

  • Prepare, maintain and submit reports; performs 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...

  • Possess a Bachelor's of Engineering degree from an ABET accredited program

  • Possess Ten or more years of professional level engineering experience

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

  • Control system expert with experience in one or more of the following industries; energy, utilities, oil/gas or other industrial process areas

  • Understanding of IT/OT interface with experience specifically dealing with cybersecurity

  • Experience with:

  • 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

  • all phases of the control system lifecycle

  • Energetic self-starter with focus on continuous improvement

  • Enjoy working in collaborative environment

  • Strong communication skills

What does this opportunity offer?

  • Colorado Springs Utilities cultivates a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy

  • Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services our Citizen Owners

  • We utilize today’s talent to build a better tomorrow; be part of history by creating energy solutions for a cleaner, greener tomorrow

  • Help shape the future of our utility!

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.


Voluntary Wellness Program


Vision Insurance

Health Savings Account

Flexible Spending Accounts

Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Paid Time Off


Personal leave

Sick Leave


Jury Duty


Vacation Buy

Colorado PERA Pension

Retirement Saving Programs

PERA 401(k)

PERA Roth 401(k)


ICMA 457

ICMA 457 Roth

Educational Assistance

Additional Benefits

Employee Assistance Program

Long-Term Care Insurance


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • 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