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I&C Automation Engineer, Professional

Brown and Caldwell

Salt Lake City, Utah 84047
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Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for an instrumentation and controls (I&C) engineer who programs control systems with experience in design to join our growing team. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an automation engineer to leverage their skills, do challenging and meaningful work, and protect the earth’s resources at the same time. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in the potable water, wastewater, infrastructure and environmental arena on both the public and private side, with the potential to gain new knowledge, skills, and relationships in a collaborative, innovative and supportive environment, let’s talk.

Job Expectations:

For the right candidate, this position offers the opportunity for significant professional growth and the potential to collaborate with local and national teams. In this role, your responsibilities will include developing industrial automation programming solutions for HMIs and PLCs, conducting control system startups for industrial and municipal projects, and collaborating with client development teams with the goal of supporting proposal development. This candidate will have the opportunity to practice or develop the skills as a design engineer providing instrumentation and controls designs (specifications, wiring diagrams, and P&IDs). We are looking for candidates who have a proven track record of programming, testing, and starting up industrial control systems for municipal water/wastewater work. The role requires the ability to integrate and apply Brown and Caldwell’s service offerings and talent to help our clients solve their most challenging issues. Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Lead the development of automation programming for industrial projects for municipal, industrial, and federal clients
  • Developing control strategies that will be configured in the control system
  • Manage, modify, develop, test, and startup PLC and HMI automation projects
  • Perform submittal reviews from contractors and other system integrator developed automation programming acting as owner’s advisor
  • Develop or expand upon design skills to prepare P&IDs, wiring schematics, network and control system architecture designs.
  • Work and communicate effectively with other disciplines, task leaders, and project managers
  • Produce effective and accurate written documents, reports, and technical memorandums
  • Perform in technical role for value engineering and QA/QC or review of sub-consultant work


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, or other engineering degree relevant to process automation control system work
  • Licensed professional engineer in Utah or ability to become licensed within 1 year
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience as an automation systems programming experience for industrial projects providing services for government, municipal, and/or industrial water and wastewater projects, or industrial private-sector clients such as pharmaceutical, chemical, food products, petrochemical, or pulp and paper industries
  • Wonderware certification is desired or ability to become certified by Wonderware within 6 months
  • Experience in industrial process automation systems design, Fieldbus technologies, instrumentation installation, cyber security, or network design is a plus.
  • Travel away from the home office is anticipated from time to time given the nature of the programming responsibilities
  • Comfortable and effective with clients and contractors as direct interface