Control Systems Modernization Consultant (PLCs) at Emerson Electric Co

Posted in Management 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Austin, 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.

If you are a control systems professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you!  Based out of our Emerson Innovation Center in Austin, Texas, you will get to combine automation system expertise and consultative selling skills to help end users plan and modernize their automation infrastructure and achieve their business goals. This role supports a rapidly growing business and is a great chance to be part of a dynamic team with global responsibility. AS A MODERNIZATION CONSULTANT YOU WILL: 

  • Serve as the global point person for PLC modernization and integration subject matter expertise
  • Support Emerson’s global sales account leaders as a technical subject matter expert in competitive displacement pursuits
  • Help customers plan their brownfield system modernization journey
  • Develop marketing content and demonstrations
  • Present our system migration solutions to customers and internal stakeholders
  • Perform onsite opportunity assessments
  • Consult with our project execution teams
  • Help plan and develop new tools and solutions, working as program manager and helping manage the roadmap for Emerson’s integration technology platform



You are tech savvy but have the business insight to know when and where technology is best applied. You are a self-starting professional who can manage projects, build a strategy, and execute a plan. You are a comfortable and skilled communicator that can craft a message and back it up with technical chops.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering degree
  • Eight (8) years relevant experience
  • Five (5) years of experience in planning and executing control systems modernization projects
  • Detailed understanding of multiple PLC vendor architectures (Rockwell, Modicon, Siemens, Schneider)
  • Experience with and ability to integrate remote I/O, PLCs, and DCS with a variety of technologies (Modbus TCP, Ethernet/IP, ProfiNet, etc.)
  • Experience with capital project planning processes (FEL1/2, FEED, etc.)



  • Experience with the DeltaV DCS and integration methods
  • Good understanding of operations, finance, and marketing
  • Experience developing business cases and justification for projects
  • Experience presenting to an executive level audience

WHY EMERSON? Our Commitment to Our PeopleAcross the globe, we are united by a singular Purpose: We drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills, and competencies to bring this Purpose to life while competing and leading in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership. Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities, and the world through our unwavering focus on environmental, social, and regulatory progress. Learn more about us!Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual and family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including paid parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave. Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & InclusionAt Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives – and that reflects the world around us. We believe a diverse, equitable 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. Learn more about our Culture & Values and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at EmersonWork AuthorizationEmerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire. 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, please contact:  


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