Consultant Automation at Emerson Electric Co

Posted in Management 11 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

At Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational values—integrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation—inform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers.
Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, you’ll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.


This unique position combines automation system subject matter expertise with consulting skills. We are looking for candidates with a strong technical background in various SCADA/DCS/PLC/SIS platforms.
The candidate will independently lead multi-discipline technologies on medium-to-large projects for medium to high complexity.  The candidate will be accountable for ensuring the successful delivery of the project and for developing customer relationships. The candidate should be capable of directing the activities of experienced engineers/technologists.


  • Works with Customers to provide technical direction and solutions for customer problems/needs (e.g. leads concept development, Solution development, FEED).
  • Works with Business Development/Sales to develop solutions including architecture development and various aspects of system design.
  • Prepare, lead, participate in various customer technical/commercial meetings.
  • Directs, supervises, guides the activities of multiple technical leads.
  • Actively manage various technical aspects of the project to minimize any delays/risks etc.
  • Routinely manages and executes multiple complex technical activities for a specific project/program or solution.
  • Lead engineering activities on multiple projects / programs.
  • Evaluate customer specification for scope definition and generation of work statements.
  • Develop various design documentation including system architecture, functional design specifications in accordance with project requirements.
  • Set standards for PLC and HMI/SCADA applications on specific projects/programs.
  • Lead customer FAT and SAT to successful completion
  • Plan, lead, test, and commission automation solutions at customer facilities
  • Carry out site visits to review system performance and offer on-site support/guidance including debottlenecking assistance.
  • Mentors technical team members and provides training to engineers/technologists


  • Business Insight
  • You consider the integration points of pieces and parts working together.
  • Manages Complexity
  • You acquire data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems.
  • Communicates Effectively
  • You provide timely and helpful information to individuals across the organization.
  • Customer Focus

  • You serve as a strategic partner to build, grow, and maintain profitable and long-lasting relationships with key accounts.


  • 15+ years’ experience in designing and implementing control system solutions.
  • Experience with On-site implementation, testing, start-up and commissioning.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent degree from an accredited University or College
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work cross functionally and across businesses
  • Continuous learner motivated to stay current on competitor solutions, customer needs, new technology approaches as the industry evolves


  • Experience with SCADA/PLCs/DCS/SIS
  • Masters in Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Basic understanding of Industrial IOT, Industry 4.0 and an interest in manufacturing automation
  • Ability to travel as required and to work with customers and establish appropriate solution and present these solutions to customer leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and across separate businesses.

WHY EMERSON? Our Commitment to Our PeopleWe invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership. Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs:  medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more.  We provide employees flexible time off plans including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave. Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!. Our Commitment to Diversity & InclusionAt Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson. Equal Opportunity EmployerEmerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment. If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by sending an email to