Sr. Project Engineer (Instrumentation & Control)

Engineering · Tomball, Texas
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time Exempt
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE


The primary focus of the Sr. Project Engineer role will be responsible for leading mid-scale projects to ensure milestones are met, providing technical input, and responsible for making sure specification requirements inputs and design outputs align.  This position requires project management skills, PLC/HMI programing and AutoCAD skills, troubleshooting, design/implement/document control solutions for instruments control systems.  Effective communication skills and the ability to multi-task to deliver results in a dynamic environment.  Act as a liaison for internal and external resources.



Essential Duties


  • Participate in project planning, estimating, scheduling, staffing, procurement and execution of project scope of work
  • Accountable for schedule, budget and quality deliveries for all assigned projects
  • Design/draft of control/instrumentation systems consisting of mechanical system layouts, electrical control schematics, bill of materials, sequence of operations, panel layouts to meet the intent of the project plans, specifications and contract documents
  • Perform PLC and HMI programming
  • Prepare all required submittals and Manuals. Responsible for ordering required materials and equipment
  • Create and validate Bills of Material (BOM's). Track status of Materials & production process.  Release Drawings through Document Control for customer review, analyze design changes with customers and technical sales representatives
  • Track incoming material status and identify each production order location in the production cycle
  • Provide technical input to help identify and solve project risks that may affect overall project plans and schedules
  • Manage the project management of change (MOC) process
  • Track Instrument and Control design efforts against budgets and expected progress
  • Responsible for FAT Test of Control panel hardware/software and on-site start-up
  • Authorize product released by QA/QC department for shipment as the final gate-check on quality, functionality, entirety, documentation and safety of the final product
  • Maintain and manage project history log and status updates
  • Other duties, as assigned, within ability and responsibility level of the job


  • This role will primarily involve sitting at a computer desk for multiple hours at a time
  • Work in Job site field environment. Lifting, carrying, squatting, and climbing ladders


  • Office, production, and manufacturing shop environment
  • Periodic daily and/or overnight travel in the field may be required
  • Field environment; construction, water, and wastewater treatment plants
  • Safety equipment required; hard hats, boots, safety vests, and eye protective gear
  • May be required to work overtime as needed



Educational/Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Minimum of 7+ years of related experience
  • Competency with industrial automation controls (PLC’s), sensors, instrumentation and programming are required


Special Skills, Knowledge, or Abilities


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software especially MS Project, Power Point and Excel
  • Proficient in Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) is desired
  • Knowledge and experience using various hardware/software products and services employed for process control system such as (Rockwell, Intellution, CTC Parker, Wonderware, GE), familiar with PLC hardware and programming software (Allen Bradley, Modicon/Square D, Siemens, or GE Fanuc)
  • Familiar with low voltage MCCs, VFDs, 1-ph and 3-ph motors and control
  • Panel design experience a plus
  • Knowledge of North American & International Codes & Standards (NEC, IEC, UL 508A) is a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly motivated, organized and team player
  • Understanding of contractual language, a plus
  • Excellent communication skills; written and verbal



  • Candidate must have a Texas valid drivers’ license and insurance
  • Texas Professional Engineer License – Control System or Electrical is a plus


  • Candidate requires a good driving record, drug testing, and clear background check



  • Daily significant interaction with supervisor and other co-workers. General contact with customers, over the phone, email, and in person.

BLTI believes in Diversity & Inclusion and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.

This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent to be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent.  An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.


  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • PTO (waiting period may apply)
  • IRA with company matching
  • 8 Paid Holidays


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  • Location
    Tomball, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Exempt
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation