Senior Instrumentation & Controls Engineer
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Job Description

For the right candidate, this position offers the opportunity for significant professional growth and the potential to collaborate with local and national teams. In this role, your responsibilities will include developing instrumentation and controls designs (specifications, control strategies, wiring diagrams, and P&IDs), and conducting control system startups for industrial and municipal projects and collaborating with client development teams with the goal of supporting proposal development. We are looking for candidates who have a proven track record in design, testing, and starting up of industrial control systems for municipal water/wastewater work. The role requires the ability to integrate and apply Brown and Caldwell's service offerings and talent to help our clients solve their most challenging issues.

*This role can work virtually and filled near any BC office, preference to Pacific Time zones.

Detailed Description:

  • Serve as an I&C Lead Engineer in stand-alone design projects and in support of multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Develop P&IDs, wiring schematics, and control system architecture design documents for industrial automation projects.
  • Develop control strategies that are used as the basis for automation controls.
  • Discipline management of PLC and HMI automation projects - including oversight of the modification, development, testing and startup of the automation programming work.
  • Perform submittal reviews from installation contractors, equipment vendors, and system integrator developed automation programming, acting as the owner's advisor.
  • Perform discipline engineering level services during construction (SDCs) including construction submittal review, response to requests for information, and change order management.
  • Work and communicate effectively with other disciplines, task leaders, project managers and with teams in local and remote (virtual) environments.
  • Produce effective and accurate written documents, reports, and technical memorandums.
  • Perform in technical role for value engineering and QA/QC or review of sub-consultant work.
  • Mentorship of local and remote staff within the Electrical and Process Automation Services (EPAS) group.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other engineering degree relevant to process automation control system work.
  • PE or ability to obtain within 6 months preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience as an instrumentation and control design engineer for government, municipal, and/or industrial water and wastewater projects, or industrial private-sector clients such as pharmaceutical, chemical, food products, petrochemical, or pulp and paper industries preferred. Strong preference will be given to water and wastewater experience.
  • Experience in design, testing and startup of industrial process automation systems.
  • Experience with industrial process control networking including Fieldbus technologies.
  • Experience with industrial control cybersecurity is a plus.
  • Experience with ABB DCS or similar is a plus.
  • Ability to work with Engineers/ Designers in Revit/BIM environment along with AutoCAD or Bentley P&ID software.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of electrical safety systems, NFPA 70E.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Candidate should be a self-starter, results-oriented and be able to work under tight and pressured deadlines.
  • Travel away from the home office is anticipated from time to time given the nature of the programming responsibilities.
  • Comfortable and effective with clients and contractors as direct interface.

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,700 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 70 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice-to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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