Job title: Instrument and Controls Engineer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Renewables & Environment
Functional Expertise: Human Resource
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Boston
Job published: 18-09-2023
Job ID: 35933

Job Description

Gibson Watts is delighted to be working with a rapid-growth cleantech start-up in Massachusetts. This heavily backed organization is tackling one of the most carbon-heavy industries and will revolutionize production while decreasing costs and lowering environmental impact. This fast-paced startup company is looking for an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer to join their team.

This individual will facilitate the development of new high-temperature electrolysis systems for the production of tonnage molten metals and alloys. You will work with other members of their systems and controls engineering team, to manage and improve existing industrial instrumentation, control systems, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) as well as wiring diagrams.



  • Control system cabinet design, component specification, and procurement.
  • Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), network and wiring diagrams development and maintenance.
  • Control system instrumentation selection, specification, and procurement.
  • Low voltage control system electrical wiring (thermocouples, analog and digital IO, network, <=120 VAC).
  • Participate in initial system conceptual development and carefully balance specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits.
  • Work with cross-functional teams throughout the entire development cycle of new systems.
  • Control system and instrumentation commissioning and troubleshooting.


Experience and skills:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or similar and 2+ years of professional work experience.
  • Experience with industrial automation hardware, PLCs, VFDs, analog and digital IO, and industrial protocols (OPC-UA, Profinet, Powerlink, etc.)
  • Experience with low voltage wiring (24 VDC, <= 120 VAC) and electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with 2D CAD software, control system cabinet design, P&IDs and wiring diagram development, familiarity with UL508A is a plus.
  • Familiarity with B&R industrial automation is not required but is a strong plus.
  • Must have a ‘startup attitude’: thrive in small teams, self-motivated, quick learner, passionate, nimble, and adaptable.


Additional Information:

You will be working in a small team environment where teamwork and good relationships with other team members is critical. They operate pilot plants and labs and many of their staff members are required to wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and you should be prepared to do so as well when necessary.

They offer a full benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, sick & holidays, and a 401k with company matching provision.


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