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Lead Controls Engineer

Ann Arbor, MI
Summary:  The Lead Controls Engineer is directly responsible for overseeing all aspects of controls design, programming, trouble shooting and start up.  Direct daily activities of Electrical Controls Designers, and PLC/HMI Programmers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prioritize, schedule and delegate work assignments, and directly supervise day-to-day controls design to ensure the meeting of revenue and profit goals.  Ensure that all groups meet their performance expectations and work within their budgetary constraints.
  • Develop electrical schematics, control panels and PLC/HMI software.
  • Review, check and red-line electrical schematics, control panels and PLC/HMI software to assure conformity to codes and customer specifications.
  • Oversee the selection and specification of electrical controls components and work with purchasing to assure products are procured based on long lead and short lead items.
  • Attend internal and external design reviews with team and clients.
  • Act as the main Electrical liaison between clients and team.
  • Assist in the startup and debug systems during buy off.
  • Partner with field service group to ensure resolution of problems and direct initiatives to assure client satisfaction from an electrical point of view.
  • Assist in the evaluation of staff’s work performance through semiannual reviews.
  • Assist in establishing and implementing departmental policies, goals, objectives and procedures that will maximize revenue and increase efficiency. 
  • Assist in monitoring safety procedures of facility.
  • Develop standards and quality for the design and development of electrical controls systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum of ten years Electrical Engineering experience (including PLC, HMI, VFD and more)
  • Two to five years supervisory experience
  • Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of NFPA70, NFPA79, and UL508
  • Valid driver’s license and passport
  • Basic understanding of AutoCAD and/or EPLAN

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