May 10, 2022

Project Engineer-Automation

  • ESD-Environmental Systems Design
Full time Engineering

Job Description


The Automation Project Engineer performs basic technical and project management duties under the supervision of a Senior Project Engineer or Project Manager. Understands and identifies project requirements and performs independent technical work on basic tasks within one’s own discipline. Provides guidance to Designers on completion of duties.

Experience Level

Entry-level (0-5 years)

Education Required

•Bachelor or master degree in electrical/mechanical engineering or a related field required. •Minimum of 4 years of experience in automation design and consulting

Required Experience


  • Develops automation design and assessment opportunities for clients to grow Automation Team
  • Develops advanced systems designs within own discipline with minimal supervision; this includes the ability to offer solutions to general technical problems
  • Works in conjuction with senior project engineer to prepare project deliverables per the client’s intent and scope of work in ESD's proposal.
  • Follows ESD’s quality management process; reviews project deliverables before submitting to QA/QC reviewer;
  • Performs duties to assist or act as the project manager as follows:
    • Gives input or creates plans to complete tasks within the project timeline and budget, identifies required precursors from other disciplines in a timely fashion.
    • Fully understands and advises clients of ESD’s service offerings. (“5X”)
    • Meets or exceeds utilization goals and adheres to project budget.
    • Identifies and reports potential roadblocks and competing client and co-worker priorities that may inhibit the ability to maintain the project scope, schedule, and budget.
    • Develops understanding of ESD’s accounting and project management systems.
  • Participates in the engineering/professional community to build personal knowledge and professional growth (e.g. attend meetings / seminars / conferences).


  • Experience with programmable logic controller (PLC)/industrial controls a plus.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft programs/tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Possess basic knowledge of engineering practices within own discipline.
  • Knowledgeable of accepted design and construction concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Able to read, analyze and interpret technical documents and specifications, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Proficient in applicable software (i.e., CAD and Revit).
  • Exhibits effective communication skills to communicate the scope and coordinate tasks with vendors and co-workers.

Security Clearance Required


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