Instrumentation and Control Engineer

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
02 Sep 2016
22 Nov 2016
LS 00006Y
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs serves the PharmaBio, Chemicals, Refining, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, High Tech and Consumer Products Industries. Our core life sciences network has contributed to becoming the largest provider of engineering and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients and we have established ourselves as the center of excellence for Pulp and Paper facilities. Jacobs provides full-service engineering, procurement, and construction management services for both new and existing facilities, offering environmental and water / wastewater support, energy audits, and hygienic / sanitary assessments. For projects of every scale we provide design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and maintenance services that support a facility's entire life cycle.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • This position is for an I&C Discipline engineer supporting life science business projects.
  • Able to prepare electrical schematics for instruments, controls, electrical devices and pumps and motors.
  • Prepares engineering designs, specifications, and technical recommendations necessary to support procurement and construction activities under the direction of the lead I&C engineer.
  • Effective communication skills for interface with project team members and with the customer.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while working with various types of people.
  • Fluent knowledge of English language. Secondary language skills could be an asset.
  • This position is located in Conshohocken, PA. Travel to and from client facilities are also required. This function may require international travel.

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems or Instrumentation is required
  • Engineer in Training Registration is desired
  • Minimum 5 years of Pharmaceutical / Biological facility experience is required. Other application project environment will be considered as applicable.
  • Instrument data sheet development
  • Control panel design and wiring
  • Bus technology experience for instrumentation such as Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus Ethernet IP, Devicenet, ASI or equal
  • Ability to read and understand schematic diagrams, P&ID prints, and control systems.
  • Understands GMP life cycle documentation such as URS, FS and detailed design packages.
  • Must have basic knowledge of DCS and PLC systems.
  • Technical knowledge of instrumentation selection and specification
  • Capable of writing technical specifications to support projects
  • S88 batch and S95 hierarchy in life science project automation strategies
  • AutoCAD or equal experience
  • Instrumentation database project execution such as Intools or equal.
  • Review and purchase of I&C equipment and systems.
  • 3-D design experience for I&C equipment and installation support.
  • Will work on projects in a team environment and must be able to collaborate effectively.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be proficient in the development of project documentation (including project scope of work, functional and technical requirements, instrumentation data sheets, construction specifications, control strategy).
  • Must be able to read technical requirements documents Quality requirements and management for I&C project execution.
  • Experience in the design of control systems, networks, bus IO subsystems, control panels, wiring diagrams, and related control equipment for process automation.
  • Possess basic knowledge and the application of applicable instrumentation-related codes, standards, and regulations including ISA, NEC, GAMP, API, ISO, and IEC.
  • Capable of develop installation details such as conduit, tubing, and communications networks. Possess a strong technical background and experience in all areas of instrumentation and control including sanitary installations, valves, instrumentation, analyzers and other GMP critical devices
  • Factory Acceptance Testing support

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.