Entry-level Instrumentation & Controls Design Engineer - R01751

at Woodard & Curran, Inc in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership and flexibility. Thats how we make a difference to our clients, people and planet.

Who We Are Looking For:

We are seeing a candidate to join a strong team of motivated individuals and contribute to the successful completion of instrumentation and controls (I&C) design projects for our industrial, water, wastewater, municipal, design-build, and plant operations clients on a regional and national basis. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to interface with clients, consultants, implementation staff and other design disciplines to understand their process, instrumentation and controls requirements and produce deliverables associated with Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Design Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)-based SCADA control panels, understanding how the individual components are chosen, arranged and assembled to efficiently monitor and control the clients process equipment and instruments;

  • Select and specify instrumentation, including level, pressure, flow, temperature, process analyzers and more, understanding how each is deployed in the process for maximum effectiveness;

  • Produce Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) in conjunction with process engineers, learning how treatment processes work and how the equipment and instruments properly monitor and control the plant, facility or system;

  • Select and specify SCADA computer hardware and software, including Human Machine Interface (HMI) software to provide graphical representation of the clients processes, automated reporting software, remote access systems and other critical applications and packages that comprise a robust and reliable system;

  • Produce Network Architecture Drawings for system communications via Ethernet, Fiber, Cellular, and Wireless. Select and specify communications hardware and cabling to meet client standards, existing technology, and future growth.

  • Produce public bidding drawings and specifications that ensure the client project needs are met while still following the municipal, state and federal guidelines that govern fair and competitive bidding practices.

  • Participate in site investigations to gather information about the clients systems, equipment and instruments, to inform the concepts that will be applied to meet the clients goals;

  • Produce design basis reports that outline a clients specific needs for automation and control;

  • Produce SCADA system architecture diagrams, applying networking, industrial protocols, remote telemetry, and cybersecurity concepts in the process;

The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in construction phase activities as well, including interfacing with clients and contractors, reviewing submittals and performing site inspections. By being part of the construction phase, the candidate will have the opportunity to see the design they developed installed and commissioned, gaining valuable feedback and experience that can be applied to the next project.

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Job Posting: 672564

Posted On: Jan 21, 2022

Updated On: Feb 20, 2022