Electrical Designer (Controls & Automation)

SSOE Group (Midland MI, USA) 10 hours ago

You don't have to be an employee long before you understand the SSOE difference. It goes back to our history of reinventing ourselves for new markets, serious rates of growth year after year, and being ahead of the curve in technology. Those are the achievements of a company that rewards talent and effort in ways that mean the most to the individual.

When you work at SSOE, you work with the best and you're a part of something bigger than yourself. And providing the best possible workplace for our employees gives us a competitive advantage-helping us attract and retain top talent and drive better business results.

  • Develops engineering scope and cost estimates to incorporate into formal proposals and change orders.
  • May serve as job captain on single discipline projects by acting as the design and programming lead on assigned projects.
  • Coordinates and directs the work effort of designers on the same project with some responsibility for checking portions of the completed drawings.
  • Assists Process Engineers in the development of P&IDs.
  • Develops and maintains instrument index and instrument specifications
  • Develops contractor installation/construction packages.
  • Develops loop diagrams and other instrument wiring drawings.
  • Designs Electrical and Control panels.
  • Develops electrical controls schematics including low-voltage power distribution, PLC I/O drawings and 480V motor 1-line & 3-line schematics
  • Performs PLC/HMI Programming (mainly RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, PanelviewPlus RSView ME, Wonderware)
  • Applies standard design techniques and procedures exercising judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications to design concepts.
  • Receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and assistance in deriving possible solutions to unusual problems.
  • Prepares addendums and bulletins. Initiates project change orders for submittal to the project manager.
  • Attends construction meetings and produces site observation reports and final punch list. May trouble-shoot design problems in the field during construction.
  • Develops an understanding for other discipline's needs and requirements and relates them to own discipline and total project scope.
  • Researches design options and documents findings for project engineer/architect.
  • Checks design calculations and drawings.
  • Processes shop drawings; checks to ensure quality accuracy and completeness.
  • Has frequent external customer contact.
  • May be requested to attend training to develop supervisory skills.
  • Assist with on-site commissioning and start-up including device/hardware checkout and troubleshooting of PLC/HMI programs.
  • Travel required.
  • Valid driver's license required. May be waived for international assignments.
  • Associate degree in the engineering or architectural fields preferred.
  • Minimum eight (8) years experience with SSOE as a Designer or ten (10) years related designer experience with former employer(s).
  • Allen Bradley PLC and HMI programming experience is required.
  • DCS Programming experience is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude and willingness to lead.


Electrical Designer (Controls & Automation)

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