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Controls Engineer Building Management Systems

Company name
Apple & Associates, Inc.

Reston, VA
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A large, independent engineering and technology services firm is hiring in multiple locations!

Why join this company?

Job security

- due to the industry they serve their solutions are in high demand and they're hiring to try to keep up! However, they avoid having all their eggs in one basket and are diversified in other areas as well.

Competitive Pay

along with overtime and generous bonus plan

Travel is not excessive

- you are only at job sites during installation, commissioning, and testing; they make sure to get you home every 10 days.

Just the right size

- large enough for growth opportunities but small enough where you'll get to know the CEO

Low turnover

- the company fosters a good work environment and their employees enjoy what they do! The company recognizes that their people are assets and that every person matters and makes a difference


- they are of their proud record of zero defect projects

Location Options:

*travel differences are due to the amount of local project work

Ashburn/Reston, VA

: very low travel, lots of projects in the area!

Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX:

15-25% travel

Chicago, IL:

25-50% travel

Job Summary:

As a Controls Engineer you will be responsible for technical leadership and/or development of PLC-based BMS (Building Management System) solutions for company clients. Responsibilities include development, implementation, testing and startup of technical solutions created by you and/or others, and frequent communication to management, other team members, and customers of work status updates. You will be working closely with project managers and other engineers to leverage their technical experience and expertise in controls, instrumentation, networking and software development to deliver best-in-class solutions.

Controls Engineer Responsibilities:

Design and implementation of integrated electrical and PLC based control systems for building management

Responsible for aspects of project budget and schedule requirements

Develop overall system architecture for industrial control projects

Specify and configure various hardware components such as instrumentation, switchgear, and industrial control panels

Perform functional testing of electrical and control systems

Design and configure PLC and HMI/SCADA networks

Generate functional requirements documentation, test procedures, and forms

Field start-up testing of electrical and programmed control systems, including loop checks, drive setup, installation inspection, operational readiness testing, and functional acceptance testing

Work cooperatively with engineering, design, production and field service staff

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

BS degree in Engineering or equivalent educational background

Minimum of 5 years' experience in the industry

Experience with PLCs, HMIs, and Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to develop PLC and HMI programs with Rockwell Allen Bradley ControlLogix and Factory Talk View; experience with programming other PLC or DDC BMS systems is a plus

Develop, troubleshoot and implement software and data communication solutions

Familiarity with and ability to specify instrumentation. Ability to read and identify instrumentation necessary from P&ID's.

Experience with some or all of the following: data centers, central plant utilities, cogen plants, and combined cooling, heat & power

Experience in industrial controls for water, wastewater, food & beverage, process & packaging or similar is a plus.

Company Profile
At Apple & Associates, we understand that relationships are what make us stand apart. Whether you are a client or a candidate, you are an extension of the Apple & Associates’ family. Many of our recruiters have been with the company since its earliest days. They take great pride in the relationships they build; always emphasizing high standards, ethics and quality service. Our President, Debi Apple started her recruiting career in Aiken, South Carolina. She quickly became a top producer and leading authority in recruiting for the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. Her passion and drive led her to open Apple & Associates in 1993. Under her leadership, Apple & Associates has grown to be one of the leading recruiting firms in these industries. Our company is proud to represent two of the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) and our first and longtime client, Becton Dickinson. Now headquartered in Chapin, South Carolina, Apple & Associates has offices from coast to coast, offering regional recruiting expertise throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Our searches and permanent placements represent all levels, from CEO to staff level positions.

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