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Henningson, Durham & Richardson, PC Senior Automation and Control Systems Applications Developer in Billings, Montana

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At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

The Senior Automation and Control Systems Applications Developer will have responsibility for, programming, testing, implementing and commissioning the control system as designed. The Senior Automation and Control Systems Applications Developer will be responsible for coordination of the control system with the Design team, construction team and Client.

The individual must have proven experience in PLC logic and HMI integration in any of the following PLCs (Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE, Siemens, etc.) and HMIs (FactoryTalk, Wonderware, iFix, Ignition, VTScada, etc. ). Must be able to create and read logic and P&ID diagrams for program design, programming, simulation, testing and startup. Experience with logic auto-generation from templates is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in programming as well as the ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices, as well as provide detailed documentation upon project completion. This person will be the project applications engineer and may be responsible to lead project task activities.

The primary duties for the Senior Automation and Control Systems Applications Developer will include:

\* Programming the project control system as defined by the project scope - SCADA, PLC, HMI, Historian, Communications hardware, etc.

\* Manage project tasks within scope budget and schedule

\* Coordinate with Design, Construction and Start-up team leader for project control system

\* Download, test and document control system programs and communication systems as defined in scope

\* Participate in field testing and commissioning of the control system

\* Must be willing to travel as necessary. Duration of travel and frequency of travel will depend on project/HDR needs.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or Computer Engineering. Associate Degree in Engineering with appropriate experiences will be considered.

Minimum of 5+ years' experience for degree or 7+ years for associate degree in process control system programming - Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controllers(PLC's), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Operator Interface Terminals(OIT's), Industrial communication networks set up and testing and assistance in start-up and commissioning

Experience working in the water and wastewater facilities, Oil Gas industry, Power generation and Distribution, Mining and other industrial facilities

Proven track record in programming leadership as well as the ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices, as well as provide detailed documentation upon project completion.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent communication, leadership and planning skills, and ability to thrive in a team environment. Position requires very strong skills in preparing client presentations, project memoranda and reports

Attitude and commitment to being an active participant of employee-owned culture

Preference given to local candidates


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location:United States-Montana-Missoula
Other Locations:United States-Montana-Billings, United States-Montana-Helena, United States-Montana-Bozeman, United States-Montana-Butte

Employee Status:Regular

BusinessClass:Control Systems
Job Posting:Jul 21, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.