Control System Engineer

Date: Oct 2, 2021

Location: Hayward, CA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 8582 

The job of a Controls System Engineer is to carry out of the objectives of the Director of Operations and/or assigned Project Manager, including but not limited to: submittal and drawing preparation; cost, fabrication, procurement and job status report preparation; inspecting and commissioning equipment; testing equipment interaction with other systems; and ensuring end-to-end controls functionality with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in designing, programming and commissioning automated control systems.


 The qualified applicant shall be able to take the project through all phases of design, including review of contract specifications, completely comprehend system P&IDs, generate I/O lists, and grasp interface electrical circuits. Experience in field startup and troubleshooting is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


• Prepare and compile information for the generation of project submittals.
• Report to management the status of ongoing operations.
• Certify that hardware and software are working properly and in accordance with specifications.

• Interpreting project specified requirements for design and providing viable design solutions within the    project design criteria and budgets.
•SCADA design and logic controls experience and reporting

•Strong process controls in the Power Plant Industry as well a strong background in Water and Waste Water Controls.




• Experience in process controls around water, waste water, and power industrial control systems

PLC programming experience with at least one of the following platforms:

• Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley: Control Logix, PLC-5 or SLC500

• Modicon: Quantum, Compact or M340

• GE Fanuc: Rx7i, Rx3i, 90/70, 90/30 or VersaMax

•In depth HMI experience with at least one of the following packages:

• Wonderware: InTouch or Application Server

• GE: iFix or Cimplicity

• Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley: RSView

•System integration and networking experience with one or more of the following:


• ControlNet

• Profibus

• Modbus+/RTU

•Install new controls hardware and software applications in order to upgrade systems.
•Monitor the quality of hardware and software and suggest design changes to improve reliability.
•In the case of a problem, analyze and find the cause(s) of the issue and develop corrective action plan (may be required to perform actual repairs or fixes, as applicable).
•Study existing problems, anticipate subsequent troubles and suggest modifications in order to prevent complications.
•Provide technical assistance to clients and field personnel

Supervisory Responsibilities

•No direct supervisory responsibilities, but may be asked to occasionally to ‘over-see’ installers and technicians on the job-site.

Equipment to be Used

•             Computer
•             Phone
•             Digital multi-meter
•             Cable tester
•             Optical power meter
•             Optical time domain reflecto-meter
•             Standard hand and power tools

The employee must have good troubleshooting and technical skills and excellent knowledge of the hardware and software used.


•             Education and experience — Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from a four year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
             Computer skills — Project Management software, Excel, Word, Internet, Database, Design, and Project specific applications.
             Language skills — Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups.
             Mathematics — Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability & statistics and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. 
             Reasoning ability — Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram or schedule form.


Travel up to 35% for the purpose of inspecting, commissioning, troubleshooting, and upgrading field equipment.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•             Physical demands — Includes but is not limited to frequently listening, talking, sitting, standing, walking, climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. Sufficient manual dexterity and eyesight.

             Work environment — Work in office and field environments including wet or humid conditions, work near moving mechanical parts, work in outdoor weather conditions, work in areas with risk of electrical shock.


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.


RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland