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Automation and Controls Engineer  Pittsburgh, PA  Posted: 12/7/2021
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Contract Full Time


6 Months +

Technical Solutions Inc. is currently seeking an Automation Engineer for our client, an international consulting firm, for the Pittsburgh office.  Our client manages their clients' entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies.
  • Managing and executing small to medium sized mining and industrial mineral processing type projects; 
  • Developing front end engineering scopes of work, man-hour budgets, cost estimates and staffing requirements; 
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant engineering standards and internal procedures for all engineering activates; 
  • Supervision of a project and project team from concept to completion; 
  • Provision of cost estimates in small to large sized projects in collaboration with all other disciplines; 
  • Full knowledge, understanding and application of Electrical Codes, Standards and Regulations; 
  • Collaboration with project management/engineering staff to achieve project objectives; Enforcement of technical policies and procedures and advise project team of their assignments and deadlines; 
  • Promotion of safe work practices and ensuring that team members conduct work in accordance with company safety and quality policies and procedures; 
  • Participation in regular project meetings and assessment of ongoing project needs; 
  • Ensuring of accuracy of work by all project team members and the meeting of deadlines; Interaction, organization and administration of client relationships; 
  • Provision of technical support to clients and junior and intermediate engineers; 
  • Delegation of duties to junior and intermediate engineers as appropriate whilst ensuring follow-up and completion of such activities to quality and regulatory standards; and Maintenance of positive relationships with clients, team members, and extra-departmental individuals in order to maximize cooperation and deliverables. 
  • Preparation and review of all engineering documentation within discipline including, but not limited to, the following documents, lists, calculations and detail drawings; 
  • Instrumentation and Controls Design Criteria, Control Philosophy and conceptual design of industrial control systems, Control Narratives, instrument index, I/O lists, instrumentation calculations, data sheets, specifications, selection and sizing, P&ID's, system architecture drawings, instrument location drawings, installation detail drawings, wiring and interconnection diagrams, ISA loop drawings, motor control schematics. 
  • Overseeing production of scope of work documentation, engineering and construction work packages and performing quality checks and verification of compliance to all relevant standards and internal procedures; 
  • Checking and verifying construction drawings, vendor drawings, material requisitions and approval of bid tabulations and field checkout; Construction support, commissioning and start-up assistance.

Job Requirements


  • A degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering with a strong interest in industrial process control, automation and computer systems.  
  • At least ten (10) years' experience specializing in the design of industrial instrumentation and control systems for mining and mineral processing type projects
  • Versed in current statutory regulations, industry standards and recommended practices and a practical sense in applying such references; DCS and PLC control system hardware and architecture; SIS systems hardware and architecture; 
  • Excellent planning and execution drive to deliver results and meet quality, cost and schedule targets; 
  • Plant site instrumentation, control systems, control valves, and communications; 
  • Practical instrumentation system reliability, maintenance and repair standards; 
  • Understanding of Electrical hazardous area classifications and specification of plant site equipment; Electrical and instrument fittings and interfaces; 
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and quality programs and procedures; 
  • Technical strength coupled with interpersonal skills; 
  • Strong PC skills and polished, professional written and verbal communication.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience with Nuclear projects and associated codes and standards
  • Experience with engineering tools such as SmartPlant Instrumentation (InTools, Intergraph), Intelligent P&ID systems (Bentley, MicroStation), 3D modeling (SmartPlant, Bentley), and Relational Databases (administration & coordination)
  • Experience with digital communications and fieldbus technologies, networking and hardware; DCS (Siemens PCS 7, Emerson Delta-V) or PLC (Allen Bradley) hardware and software
  • A registered professional or in the final stages of registration
Technical Solutions Inc. provides a wide range of staffing services throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Simplify the job search process by letting us do all the work! With 30 years of expertise, we have the resources, techniques and insights to guide your job search. Our staff will work with you one-on-one to understand your needs and discuss your options. We can even send your resume to multiple job openings that you are a fit for, giving you opportunities to choose from. We reach out to hiring managers for feedback, coordinate and schedule interviews, and advocate on your behalf so that you get the best offer possible. At TSI, we genuinely care about our employees and want to see you succeed. No candidate is ever promised something we do not deliver. The best part is that there are no fees or cost for any of our services. For more information on our company and to view all of our exciting job opportunities, please visit or give us a call at 724-733-2100.


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