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Jacobs Senior Control System Engineer in Bingham Farms, Michigan

Senior Control System Engineer


The TECH Group (JTG) within Jacobs Technology provides design and build services for government and commercial clients worldwide. The market areas served are most notably test facilities and scientific facilities. JTG is looking for a Control System Engineering Leader to support projects ranging from small studies to multi-million dollar turn-key supply. The candidate must have an advanced control systems background and the capability to perform control system design and development, but more importantly, the ability to provide self-directed leadership. The leadership skills required include:

- Communicating with clients regarding technical requirements and capabilities on potential control system projects.

- Developing system architectural approaches and identifying attributes leading to best value.

- Writing proposals including cost estimation of labor and material content.

- Organizing teams to accomplish defined scopes of work.

- Tracking work progress, looking for risk areas, developing risk mitigation plans, and developing course correction activities when unforeseen events occur.

- Communicating with clients and senior management regarding status.

- Coordinating with other engineering discipline and departments to ensure success.

- Performing lab/shop development, integration, and testing.

- Performing on-site integration and testing.

- Performing user personnel training.

- Supporting operational use issue identification and resolution.

Inshort, the prospective candidate should be capable of delivering a functionalcontrol system from concept through acceptance testing while successfullynavigating around project-related obstacles that arise along the way. JTG isrenowned for this capability and has the support structure in place to optimizesuccess, but the candidate must bring technical experience, drive, tenacity andexcellent communication skills. The technologies employed typically fall withinthe following areas or similar:

  • - Matlab/Simulink control system modeling

kk - Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) - typically Rockwell (A-B), Siemens, or GE

- d - Motor Drive Systems

- - - Motion Control Systems (servos, stepper motors, etc.)


E Essential Functions

Must maneuver in and around facility equipment while obtaining field measurements and performing equipment troubleshooting. 15%

May bring candidate in proximity of extreme temperature variations, rotating equipment, and high noise levels. 5%

Will likely be in proximity of electrical and other hazards. Appropriate PPE must be worn and may include eye protection, hearing protection, and arc flash protection. 5%

Work will mainly be performed inside an office or lab environment. 95%

Field work may include outside work. 5%

Travel will be required to attend customer meetings and perform field work. 10%

Work with general office equipment (computers, fax, telephones, copiers, etc) 80%

Data Acquisition and Control Devices such as A/Ds, measurement systems, PLCs, etc. 50%

Handheld equipment such as digital multimeters and oscilloscopes. 10%

Occasional overtime required to meet demanding schedules 15%

During field assignments, 2nd and 3rd shift may be necessary 5%

R Regular attendance is mandatory to meet schedules.

M Must take and pass a background check and drug screen.


JacobsTechnology Group is a performance unit of our Critical Mission Solutions (CMS)Line of Business. The Jacobs CMSTechnology Group specializes in the design, construction, and operation ofunique and complex research and development facilities, including, as examples,wind tunnels (aerospace, automotive, and motorsports), rocket test stands,climatic chambers, jet engine test cells, acoustic chambers, altitude testfacilities, captive trajectory systems, and nuclear facilities. Our projects span the automotive,motorsports, defense, nuclear, and aerospace markets. Recent clients include Audi, Boeing, BMW,Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Honda, General Motors, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy,U.S. Department of Energy, Volkswagen, and many others in North America,Europe, and Asia.

Ourcapabilities and some recent project photos and videos can be found in thedownloadable zip file at https://jtftp.jacobstechnology.com/. Use “anontg” as both the user name andpassword.

Mostof your work will be unique, and you will usually be supporting severalprojects at one time in a dynamic, challenging, and even fun environment.This position will provide you with anexciting opportunity to work with a team of motivated professionals. We arelooking for a team member who will work to ensure client satisfaction anddeliver projects within scope, budget, and schedule.

Applicant must have Bachelor of Science in ElectricalEngineering with 15 years of experience in control system design, development,and deployment. Experience must include team lead assignments.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

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Primary Location United States-Michigan-Bingham Farms-20313-DETR

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: PFO0001HQ