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PLC/HMI Programmer

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 21830 

Job Category: Designers; Engineering 


Our organization is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. Our global network of 9,000 professionals combine vast engineering and business knowledge, working in partnership with our clients to develop market strategies, manage and optimize production, develop new game-changing technologies, and design and deliver complex capital projects. Our corporate roots extend back more than a hundred years, and our experience spans over 150 countries around the world in the metals, energy, infrastructure, digital, and investments market sectors.  We work closely with the communities in which we serve to ensure that our solutions optimize environmental protection, economic prosperity, social justice, and cultural vibrancy.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch, a full service engineering consultancy, is currently seeking a highly motivated PLC/HMI Programmer to join our team in Houston, TX. Hatch’s Houston office is a center of innovation in digital technologies for power, automation, controls, communication, physical and cyber security, and smart city solutions. Our team consists of highly specialized electrical, communication and technology engineers focused on applying emerging technologies to critical infrastructure projects. This challenging position involves working as part of a highly specialized team focused on planning and design of electrical, automation and communications systems for water, transportation, and industrial projects.


The successful candidate should have experience executing projects ranging from writing simple PLC programs, to designing and programming the layout for complex HMIs across a range of platforms. Relatively broad IT experience from cisco switch stack configuration, virtualization software (type 1 and type 2), PBX, DVR systems, Access control systems, VPNs, VLANs, Networks, and routers.


Qualifications and Experience:


  • 5 Years relevant experience. (Essential/Minimum)
  • Plant and process functional designs, HAZOP participation, functional control specification development
  • Control System design and delivery, preferably in a diverse set of roles (e.g. engineer, designer, software programmer, commissioning engineer)
  • Modern industrial control and protection systems (PLC/DCS/SCADA), and Data Historians
  • Modern industrial communications networks and technologies, including wireless networking
  • Cyber security, and secure networks
  • Plant and facility commissioning
  • Familiar with Electrical engineering and designs
  • Must have general knowledge of hydro power generators and transformers
  • Familiar with medium voltage low voltage switchgear
  • Familiar with bus protection and protection systems for power plants
  • Commissioning and supervision of hydro power plants
  • Familiar with formal software engineering standards and approaches
  • Familiar with safety critical design processes and designs


Key Responsibilities:


  • Establish user requirements for systems solutions
  • Development of C&I requirements including user requirements, functional requirements, detail design requirements and interface requirements    specifications
  • Control architecture and system designs
  • Instrumentation specifications and designs
  • Functional (software) control specifications
  • Single line and three-line diagram design and review
  • Construction coordination for electrical systems
  • Play a consultancy role for automation, protection and electrical systems
  • System, integration and software test planning and testing
  • Tender and procurement documentation, and vendor submission evaluation
  • Interfacing and working with others in a multi-disciplinary EPCM projects
  • Installation supervision and commissioning
  • Participate in project progress and client meetings to review the progress and issues pertaining to a project
  • Develop end-user operations and maintenance support documentation and procedures
  • Interfaces with clients, develops commercial proposals and supports business development
  • Coordination with other key disciplines on the project including client and contractor technical staff associated with the project implementation, site engineering and quality control



We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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