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JMP Engineering Inc. Senior Controls Specialist in Houston, Texas

As a Senior Controls Specialist within our Houston office, you will excel in in a multi-faceted role supporting our clients in the Automation Solutions space. You will develop and articulate solutions to complex client automation problems, oversee project execution at a high level providing conceptual and technical expertise, develop and maintain client relationships and provide mentorship, coaching and leadership to your team members. Ultimately, you will provide superior client experiences partnering with your internal team to cohesively deliver a vision, energy, and intensity that exceeds client expectations.

What Would a Typical Day Look Like?

  • Technically, Controls Specialists will partner with project team leads in areas including:

  • Electrical design

  • DCS/PLC/HMI programming

  • System Architecture design

  • System Virtualization

  • Startup and commissioning and testing systems at our build facility

  • Travel to customer site to integrate systems

  • Exercise Project Management skills by developing project schedules and budgets in collaboration with clients and internal project management resources, ensuring completion of all project deliverables to the satisfaction of the client while fostering a culture of safety

  • Provide specific technical expertise and guidance in the development of employee skills, acting as a mentor and coach for junior employees as a cohesive team player

  • Participate in planning sessions with the Branch and Business Development Manager that will identify opportunities for new proposals, drafting of proposals, and explain/negotiate proposals with clients as well as partake in client meetings to help solidify JMP’s position and increase client confidence in the JMP team

  • Interface with customers and offer strong technical expertise and advisement as part of the project team

  • Given the client-focused nature of the work, employees may be required to work over weekends or outside of standard business hours as needed and travel throughout Canada / USA.

What Qualifies You for this Opportunity?

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Engineering from a recognized engineering faculty or equivalent qualification

  • 10+ years’ experience in the Automation industry as an Engineer, Technologist and/or project manager, technically delivering on projects

  • 3+ years proven track record of establishing and fostering solid client relationships

  • Proven track record in the design, procurement, programming, testing, commissioning and maintenance of control systems, including PLCs (Schneider/Rockwell/GE), DCS (DeltaV/Honeywell/Foxboro), SCADA, Instrumentation, HMIs and Information Software

  • Experience with network architecture design, system virtualization and AutoCAD/Electrical Design

  • A proven self-starter with a positive, “can-do” attitude who is motivated by solving complex challenges

  • Strong client-focused approach, dedicated to providing exceptional client experiences to our internal and external customers

  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to engage, motivate and develop a team to achieve results

  • Ability to multi-task, exercise good judgment and prioritize workload through outstanding organizational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with highly developed relationship management expertise, able to interact with various levels within the clients’ organization

  • Proven commitment to safety

  • Motivated & passionate about working with people and overcoming challenges through collaboration and a win-win paradigm

  • Reliable transportation and an ability to travel; Controls Specialists at JMP should have the ability to travel within the US and Canada

Who is JMP?

A mature, North American company founded in 1987 with 15 business units across the US and Canada, JMP serves the Fortune 1000 space providing engineering services and turnkey solutions in seven core areas: process automation, control system integration, information and MES, automation and robotics systems, automated guided vehicles, material handling, and networking and security applications.

We are CFE Media’s 2nd fastest growing Systems Integrator in the world on the 2019 System Integrator Giants list, certified as a “Great Place to Work” 2013 through 2018 and a “Best Workplaces Canada” award recipient from 2013 through 2017 and the only company in the world who is a Rockwell Automation Solution Partner, CSIA and RIA Certified.

Why Join the JMP Team?

At JMP we invest in our employees. JMP provides a very challenging work environment and believes in treating all employees with respect and providing equitable compensation. We empower our employees to use their creativity and problem-solving skills daily. We have a solid performance management system and a supportive leadership team to help us achieve our personal and corporate objectives.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

JMP Solutions has an accommodation program in place that provides reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please contact Human Resources

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