Controls Project Engineer at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Southfield, Michigan

Job Description:

Our Values reflect who we are and how we work and we value our employees. At Comau LLC, our employees enjoy working in a highly innovative and safe working environment while performing challenging and meaningful work to build value -- driven solutions. Our positive relationships with our managers and co-workers allow us to take ownership and walk the talk. Our work culture encourages us to communicate openly, think innovatively, and act as a network. Employees are empowered to work with simplicity and efficiency. If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment oriented toward innovation and multiculturalism that offers real opportunities for growth and aims for excellence -- you are probably a great fit for our team!

Today, Comau has a truly global presence, with 33 operative centers in 14 different countries, which allows us to offer tailor-made solutions and localized support in a variety of fields.

The Position: We're looking for a Controls Project Engineer

The Controls Project Engineer will be responsible for designs and commissioning systems of electrical and fluid controls for a variety of applications including welder robots, assembly, conveyance and transfer systems at a project level. They will apply industry knowledge and experience to manage projects from quoting phase to commissioning while utilizing planning, resource and task management skills. This person may be responsible for multiple projects at any given time which requires professionalism, the ability to lead and make autonomous decisions based on project requirements.


  • Understands customer specifications (corporate and plant), standards, and local and/or national electric codes for use in designing hardware schematics and software programs.

  • Estimates content and labor costs for proposals and engineering change quotes.

  • Works with Project Planner during P3 phase to create project timeline for controls tasks from critical project milestones provided by project management.

  • Analyzes scope of work during P3 phase to develop manpower plan required to complete project within time constraints defined in project timeline. Manpower plan must include time-phased resource labor type requirements with total labor cost projections.

  • Requests necessary resources to establish design and debug / commissioning team from Controls Engineering Manager.

  • Coordinates and delegates work assignments for design team members throughout design phase.

  • Tracks and reports on project status.

  • Interfaces with customer to finalize design requirements, reviews, and approvals throughout design phase.

  • Coordinates with PM and/or Site Installation Manager on build / integration / commissioning plan.

  • Coordinates work assignments for debug / commissioning team members. This task may be delegated to an Automation Engineer.

  • Updates Controls Manager (Planning) with manpower / cost projections as changes occur.

  • Takes on dual role as Controls Senior Designer and/or Automation Engineer on smaller projects

  • Works as a Controls Senior Designer and/or Automation Engineer when not assigned any projects as Controls Project Engineer.

  • Other duties as required.