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Automation Engineer  Pittsburgh, PA  Posted: 5/9/2023
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Permanent Full Time

Technical Solutions Inc. is currently seeking an Automation Engineer for our client, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management services provider. 
Job Summary:
The Automation Engineer will have the ability to specify, design, program, and test automation and control systems for various industrial facilities. Ideally, they shall have served customers in the Oil & Natural Gas, Petrochemical, Chemical, Food and Beverage, Steel, Water/Waste Water, Power Generation, and/or Specialty spaces. They must be able to initiate customers, grow relationships through first person interactions, lead teams to execute projects, and routinely exceed expectations.
Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for the specification, programming, integration, and implementation of various control systems including: DCS/PLC/HMI/SCADA platforms and applications
  • Lead I/O and loop checks, as well as all commissioning and startup activities, including progress reports, meetings, and punch-lists
  • Lead projects from conception through commissioning and startup
  • Lead a team of engineers to execute scope within budget and maintain go-live commitments
  • Visit job-sites to evaluate projects and define scope in order to develop proposals from walk-downs
  • Develop and support proposal development according to scope definition
  • Assist with change order scope, control, and development
  • Review vendor drawings for compliance with project specifications
  • Read, understand, and translate P&ID's and electrical drawings into a DCS/PLC/HMI application
  • Interact and communicate effectively with customers, vendors, engineers, and management
  • Interact with other engineering departments to develop and review drawings, specifications, and scope
  • Familiarity to specify, design, program, and test Automation Systems, not limited to, but including:
    • DCS: CENTUM VP, PCS7, DeltaV, ABB 800, HONEYWELL, PlantPAx
    • HMI: WinCC, Cimplicity, Wonderware/Archestra, Ignition, Beijer, FactoryTalk

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required, preferably from an ABET accredited institution
  • Minimum 5+ years in a technical leadership role on Automation and Controls projects, including Commissioning and Startup
  • PE or Master's degree in related Engineering field a plus
  • Automation System training/certification a plus
  • Ability to execute and lead multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to generate and maintain a schedule for projects
  • Experience configuring control systems for various industries and facilities
  • Understands many other aspects of Industrial Automation, including roles of BPCS and SIS, Instrumentation,
  • Communication protocols, and Networking and Cybersecurity
  • Ability to independently find a solution for or to deal proactively with work related problems
  • Ability to comprehend instructions and request clarification as necessary
  • Ability to lead in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent grammar, punctuation, and etiquette desired
  • Willingness to learn new platforms and new technologies
  • Must be very organized, detail oriented, with the ability to identify outliers quickly
  • Demonstrated field troubleshooting ability, both electrically (panel) and logically (PLC/DCS)
  • Ability to follow and perform work in accordance with company and customer HSE policy
  • Ability to travel to customer sites as required, with travel expectations averaging around 25%
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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