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 Project Engineer (Lead) - USA, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Electrical
Engineering - Other
Computers - IT Management
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-1512 / Latpro-3774164 
Date posted: Feb-19-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, Zip not provided


Location: United States of America Colorado (remote)

Job Description

Project Engineer

As a Project Engineer (Lead), you will lead the design, implementation, test and customer-site startup of complex control, information, and automation systems working in a project team environment.  Project work will be centered around power generation, balance of plant, and electrical distribution.  Principal duties and responsibilities:


  • Broad experience with direct customer contact on a technical basis is required.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
  • Must have excellent conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be available and willing to work overtime, Saturdays to meet customer project commitments.
  • Must perform duties in the office or outside the office as part of a project team.
  • Must be able and willing to travel and work at customer sites, including industrial plants, ships, etc., which may require climbing, working in confined spaces and other unusual work environments.
  • Demonstrates a proactive commitment to safety of their self and others by taking the time to understand risks and completing all required safety training.
  • Proficient experience in implementing control methodology in DCS, PLC, and information system platforms with a high level of understanding of various programming.
  • Will optimize design and implement knowledge of control system architecture including hardware, software, instrumentation, and networking equipment. 
  • Will develop control philosophies and write functional requirement specifications based on customer provided specifications.


  • May participate in development of business team strategic plan.
  • Technically leads the design, implementation, test, and start-up phases of complex systems projects.
  • May identify technologies to be used in standard offerings, new applications and extensions of current architectures or software packages.
  • Works with the Project Manager to plan and schedule project activities.
  • May participate in detailed system implementation and start-up.


  • Frequently leads requirements definition, system conceptualization and design efforts for complex system projects.
  • Leads technical efforts of a multiple person engineering team on complex projects.
  • Leads contractors on project assignments.
  • Coaches and mentors less-experienced engineers assigned to projects.
  • Leverages and shares specialized application knowledge or specialized technology knowledge within Rockwell.
  • May lead internal engineering improvement efforts.


  • Frequently serves as the lead engineering interface with customer for assigned projects.
  • Supports an environment conducive to successful team interaction.


  • Responsible for the technical success of complex projects
  • Responsible for meeting project schedule, budgeted hours, and customer satisfaction targets.
  • Must be commercially aware of the impact to the business of selecting and developing the project design and implementation.
  • Builds partnerships at a technical level of key customers.
  • May conceptualize the technical solution and provide engineering hours estimates for sales proposals.
  • May present and develop technical aspects of sales proposals to customers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Electrical/Computer, Mechanical preferred)
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Must be able and willing to travel and work at customer sites, including industrial plants, ships, etc., which may require climbing, working in confined spaces and other unusual work environments.
  • Eight years or more experience in an Industrial Controls Engineering environment
  • Experience with industrial communications networks, such as Ethernet/IP, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, ControlNet, DNP3.0. and/or IEC61850.
  • Experience with Generators, Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines, Diesel Generators, Breaker control, chillers, VFD pumps and associated controls
  • Experience with Rockwell Automation Products hardware and software product suites (ControlLogix, Logix 5000, FT View, FT Historian and FT VantagePoint.) experience.
  • Experience with object oriented based control system design methods.
  • Control System Architecture Design (Client/Server); including Virtual Client Server design experience preferred.

  • Minimum travel required up to 25%.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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