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Controls & Automation Engineer

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Date: Sep 6, 2021

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 42587 

Job Category: Project Engineering 

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States 

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.



Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Instrumentation & Controls Engineer to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Pittsburgh, PA. Our PDG group helps clients reach their business goals through a range of strong technical capabilities. We ensure world-class project delivery through the skills of our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors. 
We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies.   Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change–providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges!  


 As a successful candidate, you will:


  • Managing and executing small to medium sized mining and industrial mineral processing type projects;  Developing front end engineering scopes of work, man-hour budgets, cost estimates and staffing requirements; Ensuring compliance with all relevant engineering standards and internal procedures for all engineering activates; Supervision of a project and project team from concept to completion; Provision of cost estimates in small to large sized projects in collaboration with all other disciplines; Full knowledge, understanding and application of Electrical Codes, Standards and Regulations; Collaboration with project management/engineering staff to achieve project objectives; Enforcement of technical policies and procedures and advise project team of their assignments and deadlines; Promotion of safe work practices and ensuring that team members conduct work in accordance with company safety and quality policies and procedures; Participation in regular project meetings and assessment of ongoing project needs; Ensuring of accuracy of work by all project team members and the meeting of deadlines; Interaction, organization and administration of client relationships; Provision of technical support to clients and junior and intermediate engineers; Delegation of duties to junior and intermediate engineers as appropriate whilst ensuring follow-up and completion of such activities to quality and regulatory standards; and Maintenance of positive relationships with clients, team members, and extra-departmental individuals in order to maximize cooperation and deliverables. 
  • Preparation and review of all engineering documentation within discipline including, but not limited to, the following documents, lists, calculations and detail drawings; Instrumentation and Controls Design Criteria, Control Philosophy and conceptual design of industrial control systems, Control Narratives, instrument index, I/O lists, instrumentation calculations, data sheets, specifications, selection and sizing, P&ID’s, system architecture drawings, instrument location drawings, installation detail drawings, wiring and interconnection diagrams, ISA loop drawings, motor control schematics. 
  • Overseeing production of scope of work documentation, engineering and construction work packages and performing quality checks and verification of compliance to all relevant standards and internal procedures; Checking and verifying construction drawings, vendor drawings, material requisitions and approval of bid tabulations and field checkout; Construction support, commissioning and start-up assistance. 

You bring to the role:


  • A degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering with a strong interest in industrial process control, automation and computer systems.  At least ten (10) years’ experience specializing in the design of industrial instrumentation and control systems for mining and mineral processing type projects
  • Versed in current statutory regulations, industry standards and recommended practices and a practical sense in applying such references; DCS and PLC control system hardware and architecture; SIS systems hardware and architecture; Excellent planning and execution drive to deliver results and meet quality, cost and schedule targets; Plant site instrumentation, control systems, control valves, and communications; Practical instrumentation system reliability, maintenance and repair standards; Understanding of Electrical hazardous area classifications and specification of plant site equipment; Electrical and instrument fittings and interfaces; Demonstrated commitment to safety and quality programs and procedures; Technical strength coupled with interpersonal skills; Strong PC skills and polished, professional written and verbal communication.





  • Experience with Nuclear projects and associated codes and standards
  • Experience with engineering tools such as SmartPlant Instrumentation (InTools, Intergraph), Intelligent P&ID systems (Bentley, Microstation), 3D modeling (SmartPlant, Bentley), and Relational Databases (administration & coordination)
  • Experience with digital communications and fieldbus technologies, networking and hardware; DCS (Siemens PCS 7, Emerson Delta-V) or PLC (Allen Bradley) hardware and software
  • A registered professional or in the final stages of registration

Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally

We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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