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Jacobs Instrumentation and Controls Engineer (I&C) Water/Wastewater in Chicago, Illinois

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Come be a part of our team to support our client’s infrastructure projects in the Midwest, and have a hand in transforming tomorrow!

As an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer (I&C) Water/Wastewater, you will play an important part of our electrical and process engineering team as you complete a variety of technical tasks in the design and operation of SCADA systems for water/wastewater treatment facilities supporting our clients in both our local offices and client sites.

Typical duties will include:

Evaluate and develop alternative control system solutions that meet client requirements.

Develop design reports, specifications, plans, and associated client deliverables for the I&C and SCADA systems.

Specify instruments, controllers, computers, servers, ancillary equipment and components, and application software.

Assist in defining interface requirements for process valves, adjustable frequency drives, and packaged systems.

Develop new and modify existing application programming in PLCs (programmable logic controllers), HMIs (human machine interfaces) and associated components.

Participate in consulting, design, construction, planning, commissioning/start-up, training, and close-out phase activities.

Create documentation for application software.

Work with and Coordinate SCADA system requirements with other disciplines including civil, structural, architectural, process mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical during the design phase.

Interact with clients to gain an understanding of their systems.

Work with contractors, and sub-contractors to resolve issues during, construction and commissioning/start-up.

Collaborate and develop solutions with multi-discipline senior level leaders

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

If you are up to the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you to join our team to help us transform tomorrow.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited college/university

  • Demonstrated professional experience in the Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) field performing design work

  • Field experience inspecting newly installed control systems for conformity with contract documents and specifications

  • Experience in testing, troubleshooting, and rectifying problems which arise during construction,installation, commissioning, start up, such as: design,wiring,configuration, and application programming issues

  • Experience in programming major brands of PLC or HMI product and field startup experience, testing, and troubleshooting

Ideally You'll Also Have:

  • Experience in water or wastewater treatment process automation

  • Instrumentation selection and design

  • I&C or Electrical design experience

  • PLC experience: Allen-Bradley (SLC, MicroLogix, CompactLogic, ControlLogix), Schneider Electric (Quantum, M580), etc.

  • HMI experience: Rockwell Software (Factory Talk View ME/SE, Components, Historian), Wonderware (InTouch, System Platform, Historian), etc.

  • Networking experience: EtherNet/IP, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP etc.

  • Database experience: Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL

  • Operating System experience: Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Server 2019

  • Expertise applying the NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 79, UL 508A, etc

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.