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Control Systems Engineer

Houston, Texas

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Power and Gas
Business Unit: Dresser-Rand
Requisition Number: 230725
Primary Location: United States-Texas-Houston
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering
excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than
165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously
leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business
opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is
organized in seven Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services,
Energy Management, Building Technologies, Digital Factory, Process
Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.
Siemens sets the standard for excellence in power generation,
transmission and distribution, and provides innovative customer solutions
– from utilities, to industrial space, to oil and gas companies. Siemens’
portfolio includes power plants and power-generating equipment, turbines
for use as mechanical drives, compressors for industrial applications,
power transmission and distribution systems, smart grid applications, and
related instrumentation and control systems.

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Job Description:

Position Overview

Systems Engineer – Controls, shall be responsible for supporting/ leading the development and execution of Automation & Controls work for packaging of Siemens small gas turbines, turbine driven units (compressors/ generators) and Motor driven compressors. This position is responsible for Control Systems for Packaging the gas turbines projects which requires control panel design, PLC programming, Instrumentation, testing , debugging, and assist during  commissioning and start-up efforts.




  • Design complex control systems for controlling and monitoring gas turbines, gas turbine driven compressors and generators and motor driven compressors.
  • Have basic understanding of principles of Gas Turbines and various systems of gas turbines including the fuel systems, auxiliary systems and basic concepts of driven units such as compressors and generators.
  • Able to understand P&IDs and develop control system schematics, wiring diagrams and loop diagrams
  • Develop the controls scope for the project, provide input to project cost estimates and schedules
  • Develop control system architectures and complex network diagrams
  • Proficient in Control Panel Assembly Design and General Arrangements
  • Develop controls application using Softwares such as Siemens PCS7, Allen Bradley RSLogix Family.
  • Develop PLC programming using ladder logic, statement text, function blocks and CFCs.
  • Design and develop Control System hardware using Siemens ET-200 Family, S7-300/400 Family products and Allen Bradley ControlLogix, FlexLogix family products.
  • Develop operator interface using HMI products such as RS
  • View, Intouch Wonderware, WinCC
  • Design controls architectures using communication Protocols such as Profibus, Ethernet, ControlNET, DeviceNET, Modbus etc.
  • Design, develop and program Fire & Gas Systems such as Det-tronics
  • Design, develop and program machine monitoring systems such as Bently Nevada
  • Knowledge of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), SIL Levels and Safety Systems.
  • Knowledge of industry standards such as ATEX, CE, IEC, NEC, API, etc.
  • Engineer shall review customer specifications and provide comments and feedback.
  • Shall develop cause & effects matrix, function block diagrams and control narratives.
  • Shall support production during the construction and testing.
  • Engineer shall ensure all designs are compliant with applicable codes, standards and safety regulations.
  • Engineer shall also be responsible for supporting sales/ application engineering during the bid phase of the project.
  • Shall have experience in writing test procedures, user manuals and technical proposals.
  • Shall be part of kick off and design review meetings.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  •  BS in engineering
  • 8 years of experience in Controls System Engineering 
  • 8 years’ experience in Allen Bradley Control Systems hardware (ControlLogix, CompactLogix and FlexLogix etc) and software (RSLogix 5000, RSLinx etc)
  • 5+  years of experience in controls systems architecture and networking concepts. (ControlNet, Devicenet, Ethernet, Profibus, Modbus etc).
  • 5 years’ experience in Siemens PCS7, Simatic S7, WinCC, Profibus etc.
  • Strong knowledge of design, specification and implementation of software and/or hardware systems
  • HMI development, configuration and implementation of Rockwell software. Programming using Factory Talk Systems
  • Must demonstrate a structured approach to the job with the ability to set priorities and attention to job details
  • Strong customer focus in dealing with end clients, internal discipline groups and vendors.
  • Strong communications, analytical, problem solving and organizational/planning skills

 Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Experience w/Rotating Equipment (Gas Turbines, Compressors, Generators)
  • Knowledge of Siemens Small Gas Turbines



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