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Wunderlich-Malec Engineering (WM) is a 100% employee-owned ESOP and one of the largest and most well-established engineering companies in the United States. When you join WM you become part of a company that is:

• 100% employee-owned company with over 40 years of industry history
• A Top 5 Systems Integrator Giant
• ENR Top 500 Firm at #197

We have a Controls Engineer position available in our Albuquerque, NM office. This person will provide team leadership in delivering automation systems for a wide variety of industries.

This position requires demonstrated technical proficiency in implementing automation solutions with PLC, DCS, HMI, and SCADA platforms. The Senior Controls Engineer will interact directly with the customer and lead a team of Wunderlich-Malec engineers in identifying requirements, developing specifications, and implementing/testing/commissioning/qualifying automation solutions. This position is a leadership role within the business unit and requires strong problem-solving ability, well-balanced people skills, an aptitude for business efficiency, and an interest in creating partnerships. The Senior Controls Engineer demonstrates success by securing repeat work with both new and existing customers.

Major Responsibilities

• This position requires the ability to deliver innovative automation solutions and design standards either self-directedly or as a leader of a team. The candidate must have the ability to conceptualize, detail, and implement control systems for industrial processes and machinery that meet our customer’s requirements. This involves the development of a control system architecture, selecting the components to be used, detailing schematic diagrams and system documentation, programming controllers (PLC, DCS, RTU), programming the process visualization (HMI/SCADA), developing databases for archiving/displaying historical system data and implementing/commissioning the control system at the client’s facility. Knowledge of controller programming languages such as Ladder, Sequential Function Chart, Structured Text, and others to achieve the desired results is required. Also having knowledge of standard programming languages such as VBA, .NET, and SQL for the development of HMI/SCADA systems is preferred
• For larger systems, experience with industrial networking used to connect control system components and instrumentation is preferred. The Controls Engineer would design, detail, and implement a variety of fiber, wired, and wireless systems using industrial protocols (Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Modbus, etc.)
• This position oftentimes requires the following project management responsibilities: developing project execution plans, work breakdown structures and associated budgets, task prioritization and scheduling, task ordering, time tracking and reporting, financial tracking and reporting, early problem identification, conflict management/resolution, leading and supporting a team, and attending project status meetings. Also includes overseeing daily operations and activities of a project(s) up to $1M. This position is often responsible for ensuring the overall profitability of the project
• The ideal candidate must have a diverse engineering skillset with the ability to work independently. Will act as technical lead on projects and guide lower-level engineers and technicians. Could also act as Project Manager on smaller projects

Minimum Requirements


Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science is required.

Required Experience

10+ years of Controls Engineer experience with capabilities in below areas:

• Candidates with Rockwell and Cimplicity experience will be given preference
• Various 3rd party web-based data integrations for monitoring and troubleshooting aid
• Develop work processes to automate template and instance development within the System Platform
• Provide technical leadership on design standards around graphics, alarming, and scale-up
• SQL, .NET, Power BI, Grafana, and APIs
• In-depth understanding of PLC hardware/software platforms such as Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Modicon
• In-depth understanding of HMI/SCADA hardware/software platforms such as ICONICS Genesis64, Wonderware ArchestrA System Platform, GE CIMPLICITY, GE iFIX, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View, Schneider, and Siemens
• In-depth understanding of DCS hardware/software platforms such as Emerson DeltaV or similar
• Experience in industries such as Semiconductor chip fabrication facilities, Life Sciences, Building Automation, Food and Beverage, Oil & Gas and Mining
• Experience in the design of electrical schematics, including power distribution under 480VAC, control panels, and associated NEC references desired
• Experience with AutoCAD is desired
• Experience leading a team of engineers/technicians to provide control system solutions
• Experience mentoring less experienced engineers
• Professional references, preferably one from each of the following: a subordinate, a peer, and a manager
• Field device/equipment troubleshooting
• Job estimating

Physical Demands of Position

Seeing, color perception, hearing, clear speech, dexterity in hands, driving, lifting, ability to mount/dismount equipment, pushing and pulling.

Working Environment

Standard office environment, on-site office environment, diverse industrial environments, frequent use of personal computer, facsimile/copy machines, phones.

*Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principal job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance.



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