Senior Engineer (Electrical, Controls & Instrumentation)

Sep 07
Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Senior Electrical Engineer  (Instrumentation & Controls)                

Greater Hopkinton, MA area



USPRO is looking for an Electrical Engineer with Instrumentation & Controls experience to work with a client of ours in the Greater Hopkinton, MA area. This individual will be responsible for supporting the project management group by providing design review, development of specifications and overall support of plant electrical, instrumentation and controls projects.


Employment type:  Contract

Duration:  11 months

Openings: 1

Shifts:  1st



  • This individual will be expected to have a high level of knowledge of plant systems that include; electrical switchgear, motor control centers, VFDs, actuated valves, transmitters, PLC and DCS systems.
  • Working with related discipline engineers the ECI engineer will provide guidance on how to best select and integrate new equipment into the plant.
  • The ECI engineer will also be responsible for managing their own projects related to their field of discipline.
  • The individual will participate in the review of vendor documents providing comments, markups and ensuring the project’s requirements are being meet and comply with all applicable codes and standards.
  • The position is multi-faceted with responsibilities that will vary dependent on the projects’ needs but will include; directly supporting responses to submittals, RFIs, the review of schedules, change orders and will assist in providing on site construction support.
  • The ECI engineer reports directly to the Project Manager.
  • This individual will focus primarily on electrical projects; however they should have a general working knowledge and be able to support controls and instrumentation projects.
  • Participates in project meetings, staying informed of project status and actively supporting the project’s technical needs as the instrumentation, controls and electrical subject matter expert.
  • Support the company’s LNG facilities as necessary to troubleshoot problems related to installed systems.
  • Assists Project Manager and Lead Engineer in the successful implementation of projects including supporting the planning, execution, development, engineering, and project management of LNG capital projects.
  • Ensures all work is performed in accordance with NFPA 59A, 70E, 40 CFR 193, Article 500 of the NEC and all other applicable codes and standards.
  • Assists in the development of project budgets, estimates project costs, prepares bid specifications, performs equipment analysis and selection.
  • Responds to submittals and RFIs allowing for their timely response.
  • Supports the development of new process and equipment procedures.
  • Records information to ensure project is appropriately documented for future regulatory review.
  • Identifies and documents lessons learned for their use in future projects.
  • Responsible for the execution of projects related to medium voltage power systems, controls systems, security systems, supporting cyber security, instrumentation and other related projects.
  • Helps to ensure the projects meet pre-determined objectives concerning quality, adherence to technical specifications, reliability, schedule and budget.
  • Obtains, oversees, integrates and coordinates internal and external resources necessary to ensure materials, equipment and services are delivered on time.


  • Experience working as part of an engineering, maintenance, technology or construction project team in support of power, manufacturing or process plant construction and maintenance.
  • Must deal with short time frames and handle multiple competing priorities
  • Must be independently motivated and able to work without detailed direction.
  • Must support on site construction activities, monitoring quality and providing feedback.
  • Must have a strong ability to interpret drawings and other technical documents.
  • Must have a strong understanding of the technical principles of AC and DC power, hazardous area classifications, transformers, switchgear, motor control centers, VFDs, motors, UPS systems, instrumentation, actuated valves, fiber optics, analog and digital controls and systems, and other engineering skills as they relate to process plants.
  • Must be capable of performing field related duties which may include, but are not limited to: climbing, walking on uneven surfaces and working during inclement weather conditions.
  • Very strong organization practices.
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, effectively interfacing with stakeholders.
  • Must be able to perform basic calculations to confirm sizing of equipment and conductors.
  • Skilled with MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in electrical, computers, mechanical, chemical, process, petroleum, or other related engineering discipline, plus eight (8) years work experience; OR
  • Associate’s Degree in electrical, computers, mechanical, chemical, process, petroleum, or other related engineering discipline, plus ten (10) years work experience; OR
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant work experience in electrical, computers, mechanical, chemical, process, petroleum, or other related engineering discipline.

Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer (PE) (Preferred)
  • Massachusetts Master or Journeyman Electrical License (Preferred)
  • ISA Certification (Preferred)

Additional Notes:
  • The primary office location will be Hopkinton, MA. The individual will be expected to travel for the day to facility locations throughout Massachusetts and Waterbury, CT to manage their projects.



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