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Project Engineer

Lewisville, TX
Mar 21, 2022
Vinson Process Controls, a leading provider of process automation and software systems to the process manufacturing industries, is hiring a growth position to provide project engineering services for brownfield modernization and greenfield projects.  From front-end (FEED) studies through project handoff, we are looking for someone that enjoys a variety of responsibilities associated with small to mid-sized projects ($250K-$1.5M).  Due to the size of these projects, you will be involved as Project Manager/Project Engineer working with a team of co-workers, subcontractors, and customer employees to successfully execute automation and software integration projects.
  • Perform Front-End Design studies on behalf of clients
  • Manage project schedules, milestones, and financials
  • Serve as project leader/primary point of contact during detailed design and project execution
  • Define the electrical design scope and documentation standards for each project
  • Provide guidance to the systems engineers and electrical designers to ensure project success
  • Prepare and manage construction subcontract packages with established third-party contractors
  • Oversee development of cutover plans, including “hot” cutovers
Possibly self-perform the design and systems engineering duties when needed

  Education, Skills and/or Experience:

·         Bachelors or Associates Degree in Relevant Technical Degree

·         Minimum of five years of relevant experience in project engineering role

·         Good understanding/working knowledge of various industrial network                      protocols, including but not limited to:  Modbus, Ethernet IP, Devicenet,
          Profi-bus, OPC

·         Proficiency in low-voltage A/C (480V and below), D/C power, and
·         Experienced with DCS and/or PLC control systems, as well as HMIs/PC                      Networking requirements

·         Competency in motor controls, MCCs, VFDs, and process instrumentation

·         Experience with design and reading/interpretation/redlining of
          engineering design documents such as P&IDs,
          Electrical One Lines, Plot Plans. 
          Some AutoCAD Electrical experience would be beneficial

Physical and Mental:

·         Ability to function in a high stress environment during outages, cutovers,
          and start-ups

·         Highly motivated, self-starter who can be effective in a team or a solo                        assignment

·         Must have the ability to prioritize activities and meet deadlines

·         Ability to provide clear and timely written documentation such as project                  updates

Able to travel via airplane or long (4-6 hour) car trips to/from customer sites for short visits and/or extended stay visits of a week or longer.  Overnight travel is anticipated at an average of 30-40%