Senior Engineer – Controls

Kforce Technology
October 18, 2020
Jacksonville, FL
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Kforce has a client in search of a Senior Engineer - Controls in Jacksonville, FL.

Our team provides controls design, programming, and start-up services; from long-term conceptual planning to the commissioning of new systems. Projects include designing conveyor control systems, PLC/HMI programming, & the integration of packaging and warehouse systems. Our Senior Controls Engineer is expected to execute a project from beginning to end and will be able to manage a small team of control engineers for both design and startup aspects of a project.

Key Tasks:
Conceptual Design:

  • Prepare/update Control System Architecture Drawings
  • Understand and determine customer needs and define the services needed to provide an effective project
  • Develop budgets and proposals
  • Develop project concept plans and associated detailed documents


  • Design low voltage (typically 480VAC and lower) power and control systems for automated process or packaging applications including control system panels, motor control center design, safety systems, and automation network design
  • Prepare scopes of work, bills of material, specifications, and other necessary project documents
  • Review, check, and hand-edit electrical drawings
  • Develop functional specifications/sequence of operations
  • Develop PLC application software
  • Develop HMI application software

Construction/Startup Support:

  • Answer RFIs (Request for Information)
  • Supervision of construction and check-out of control system panels and components in vendor's facilities
  • Provide informal training to client operating and maintenance personnel related to process system operation and control system maintenance
  • Commission control system: conduct point to point checks, perform trial performance runs, and perform performance runs with product
  • Update and maintain the installation punch list to track contractor progress/issues
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