Control Systems Engineer/Programmer


Strategic Staffing Solutions

Title:  Control Systems Engineer/Programmer

Location:  Richmond, CA (Hybrid/On-Site)

Duration:  12 Months

Type:  W-2

Client Industry:  Energy – Oil & Gas 

Job Description:

Exciting opportunity to support the research of Downstream Technology and Services as a Control Systems Engineer.

This position is part of a small team that programs and maintains the control systems used to control our Research Units and smaller Bench Scale Units which are fundamental in catalyst R&D, Lower Carbon Initiatives and process technology advancement in areas such as Carbon Capture. The individual will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Designs, programs and maintains process control systems (PCS), PLCs, HMIs and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.
  • Supports clients/customers and makes significant contributions to more complex projects under periodic supervision.
  • Make programming modifications/enhancements to existing PLCs
  • Develop PLC programs/logic for new Research Unit construction
  • Develop Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) for new and existing Research Units
  • Provide programming support for existing Yokogawa distributed control system (DCS)
  • Support the Process Control Network (PCN) infrastructure, network security, and backup systems
  • Work with Instrumentation Technicians to troubleshoot issues in the field Additional responsibilities include tuning of control loops, and assistance in training console operators.
  • Requires regular communication with many work groups including Operations, Maintenance, and Project Services. Individual reports to the DT&S IT/Controls Team Leader.
  • This is a small team which interfaces directly with our Research community and therefore good communication skills are required as well as a dedication to sound documentation principals and a basic knowledge of Information Risk Management (IRM) guidelines.


  • 5+ years experience as a Control Systems Engineer, or equivalent.
  • Expertise in Process Control Systems and SCADA
  • Expertise in PLCs & DCS

Job ID: JOB-236049
Publish Date: 14 Jun 2024

Tagged as: Control Systems Engineer/Programmer