Project Engineer




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Position summary

Project Engineer

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Working as a Project Engineer, you will be the support person for various Growth Industries Solutions engineering projects in Process Automation Process Industries (PAPI), providing technical details, costs and deliverables for sales proposals. In this role, you will be providing hands-on technical support role under the direction of an Engineering Manager and Project Manager to perform standard engineering practices, using engineering principles, on all phases of project execution.

This position reports to

Engineering Manager

Your responsibilities

  • Design and execution for assigned automation projects from kick-off through start up
  • The successful candidate will lead the design and engineering project activities needed to develop an integrated process and electrical control solution to meet customer requirements. This includes interpretation of control lists, customer drawings and schematics, Process and Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs), electrical one-lines, and other customer specifications; aid in development of a complete controls package submittal including electrical design and sequence of operations; programming controller and HMI applications using various ABB and 3rd party control/PLC systems. Using IEC 61131 programming languages, configuring associated Human Machine Interface​ (HMI) terminals; designing field communications with a variety of industry standard bus protocols; applying an understanding of Ethernet networked devices to design control related networks. This is all hands-on work
  • Can work as part of a team or individually, will develop functional design specifications, support system test, installation, startup, and commissioning of the integrated systems
  • Travel: 50% to 75% is required

Your background

  • Bachelor's Degree in chemical, process, electrical, or mechanical engineering required. Associate's Degree may also be considered. Experience with developing industrial processes in the chemical, metal, rubber, glass, and material handling areas. Adaptable to working in new areas that could include, but not limited to, batteries, food/beverage, and metal plating
  • Minimum of 7 years recent and direct experience required in: Controls and HMI hands on work, Configuring control Software and Hardware, Design experience in controls panels, Bill of material (BoM) and Submittal experience, Control programming, Data Center, EPMS product and solution experience a must, Modbus communications, EETools experience and experience in light and heavy industry control applications
  • ABB 800xA, AC800M (Control Builder), AC500 (Automation Builder) and/or Allen Bradley SLC/PLC-5 (RSLogix 500), Control/CompactLogix (RSLogix 5000) programming
  • ABB Process Panel/CP600 and/or PanelView line HMI programming
  • System integration, automation and/or electrical controls design and engineering
  • Integration of 460VAC and/or 575VAC Variable Frequency Drive (VFDs) and other drive systems into control solutions
  • Site start up and troubleshooting
  • Electrical design and/or power distribution experience a definite plus
  • Proven technical experience
  • Project execution experience
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Strong analytical and excellent communication skills
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Healthcare plan
  • Disability insurance
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

Process Industries division delivers complete electrification and automation solutions, industry-specific products and lifecycle services across industries. Engineering and delivering automation solutions from device to monitoring and control make our customers get more out of their investment; digitalization solutions including collaborative operations and augmented reality help improve plant and enterprise productivity, reduce maintenance and energy costs. Our engineering, project management, services and solutions portfolio covers a wide range of industries - Mining, Pulp & Paper, Metals, Aluminum and Cement, Data centers and Food and Beverage We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 https://A.M. - 5:00 https://P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to US-AskHR@ Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner. #LI-Hybrid

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