Project Engineer
Westerville, OH  / Warminster, PA  / New Berlin, WI  / Cary, NC  / Nashville, TN ...View All
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Posted 24 days ago
Job Description
Project EngineerTake your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

ABB Growth Industries NAM supplies integrated control solutions for OEMs in a variety of industries. We use ABB controls, HMI, as well as 3rd party controls components to provide services including process control, design services and commissioning services that include applications programming and control panel design, site installation and commissioning, Service activities like maintenance and emergency response. A particular focus for this position will be on High Power Rectifier Systems and Static Var Compensator converters. As a Project Engineer, the successful candidate will provide hands-on technical support role under the direction of an Engineering Manager and Project Manager to carry out maintenance on existing systems and to perform standard engineering practices, using engineering principles, on all phases of project execution.

This is a position with global grade


This position reports to

Product Line Manager, HPR

Your responsibilities

  • Technically responsible for design and execution of assigned automation projects from kick-off through start up.
  • The successful candidate will provide maintenance support to the existing high power rectifiers and SVC installations and lead the design and engineering project activities needed to develop an integrated process and electrical control solution to meet customer requirements. This includes interpretation of control lists, customer drawings and schematics, P&IDs, electrical one-lines, and other customer specifications; aid in development of a complete controls package submittal including electrical design and sequence of operations; programming controller and HMI applications using various ABB and 3rd party control/PLC systems, drawings, bill of material, and test procedures. Using IEC 61131 programming languages, configuring associated HMI terminals; designing field communications with a variety of industry standard bus protocols; applying an understanding of Ethernet networked devices to design control related networks. This is all hands-on work.
  • Can work as part of a team or individually, will develop functional design specifications, support system test, installation, startup, and commissioning of the integrated systems.
  • Travel: 50% to 75% is required.
Your background

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical, process, electrical, or mechanical engineering required. Experience with high power converters controls and systems used in the metal and chemical industries, with developing industrial processes in the chemical, metal, rubber, glass, and material handling areas. Adaptable to working in new areas that could include, but not limited to, batteries, food/beverage, and metal plating.
  • 4+ years of recent and direct experience required in:
  • Controls and HMI hands on work.
  • Configuring control Software and Hardware.
  • Design experience in controls panels
  • BoM and Submittal experience
  • Control programming
  • Experience in light and heavy industry control applications.
  • Helpful experience (but not required):
  • ABB 800xA, AC800M (Control Builder), AC800PEC, AC500 (Automation Builder) and/or SLC/PLC-5 (RSLogix 500), Control/CompactLogix (RSLogix 5000) programming.
  • ABB Process Panel/CP600 and/or PanelView line HMI programming.
  • E3 Zuken and /or Autocad experience is an asset.
  • System integration, automation and/or electrical controls design and engineering.
  • Integration of 460VAC and/or 575VAC VFDs and other drive systems into control solutions.
  • Site start up and troubleshooting.
  • Electrical design and/or power distribution experience a definite plus.
  • High Power Rectifier and Power Quality converter knowledge an asset
  • Proven technical experience.
  • Project execution experience.
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Strong analytical and excellent communication skills
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Wellbeing program
  • Healthcare plan
More about us

Process Industries division delivers complete electrification and automation solutions, industry-specific products and lifecycle services across industries. Engineering and delivering automation solutions from device to monitoring and control make our customers get more out of their investment; digitalization solutions including collaborative operations and augmented reality help improve plant and enterprise productivity, reduce maintenance and energy costs. Our engineering, project management, services and solutions portfolio covers a wide range of industries - Mining, Pulp & Paper, Metals, Aluminum and Cement, Data centers and Food and Beverage. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB Inc.

ABB Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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