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Lead Engineer - Controls Engineering

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:27:46 PM
  • 2874510
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Water & Process Technologies
Location(s): Canada, United States; Ontario, Washington; Bellevue, Oakville

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GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

GE has announced that it will sell the Water & Process Technologies business to Suez. This sale is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is slated to close toward the end of the 2nd quarter of 2017. The plan to divest the business is a strategic decision that provides an opportunity to reposition the business for growth and further invest for long-term success.  Water & Process Technologies will operate business as usual through this process and will continue to meet its commitments to its valued customers and employees.  This includes hiring strong talent to help the business grow and be successful. 

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
In this role the Lead Engineer - Controls Engineering must demonstrate technical leadership in developing instrumentation specifications and design documents for Brine Concentrator and Crystallizer systems as well as other GE Water specific technologies as part of the Large Project Customer Fulfilment & Engineering Instrumentation and Controls team. You will be responsible for the development of control system philosophy and other control systems for water treatment equipment.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Lead Engineer - Controls Engineering, you will:

  • Perform control valve, pressure relief valve, vent valve, level transmitter, and orifice plate calculations
  • Perform design and develop documents including Control Logic Diagrams, Shutdown Keys, Loop Diagrams, Instrument Indices, Setpoint Lists, DCS and PLC Design, Instrument Location and Installation Design
  • Develop control system architecture for PLC and HMI systems and select appropriate hardware. Develop panel layouts
  • Develop the I&C portion of P&ID’s. Attend P&ID review and HAZOP meetings with internal teams and customers
  • Interface with suppliers for preliminary costing, instrument component selection, and submittal document review
  • Interface with customers regarding I&C designs and submitted design documents
  • Understand and assess client problems and determine appropriate means of solution
  • Mentor commercial engineers, as well as to other engineers within the team to develop their technical and commercial expertise
  • Support project execution through review of the control documents, engineering drawings, and manuals for projects
  • Support plant commissioning and performance testing.
  • Document lesson learned from issues during commissioning and provide feedback to ICE Engineering team and PM


Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline
Minimum of 4 years of instrumentation design and/or controls of wastewater treatment unit operations experience

ELIGIBILTIY REQUIREMENTS: Ability to travel 20% of the time, as required

PLEASE NOTE: If being hired to Canada location, you must have legal authorization to work in Canada and any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation: The drug screen requirement in the background check process is not required if the role is based in Canada.

Desired Characteristics:
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience specifying and applying instrumentation and controls equipment in water treatment process plants
  • Be familiar with the requirements of ASME Section VIII, Division 1, API 520, API 521, API 526, and API 2000 as they pertain to over and under pressure protection
  • Be competent in the design of steam supply pressure and temperature control systems as well as tank / vessel vent systems
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, problem solving, influencing, and facilitation skills
  • Technical leadership in the field of wastewater treatment, with significant experience with instrumentation technologies, as well as industrial control systems
  • Expertise with flow meter theory and calculations
  • Expertise with control valve theory and calculations
  • Experience with other instrumentation tools such as vendor software an asset
  • Proficiency with Allen Bradley software; experience with other software an asset
  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute on multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to make good business decisions
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups, including customers, and other
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or scheduled form
  • Self-motivated, ability to drive projects to completion with minimal oversight, while demonstrating significant problem solving ability with an unfailing dedication to deadlines and commitments
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point

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Locations: Canada, United States; Ontario, Washington; Bellevue, Oakville

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