Control Systems Engineer

  • $145000 - $165000 per annum, Benefits: Annual Bonus, Medical, Dental, Life, etc.
  • United States Texas Houston
  • Permanent
  • Aerospace
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical

Position Title: Control Systems Engineer
Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Houston, TX USA
Work Schedule: Hybrid

NES Fircroft is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the energy industry. Our client, a fast-growing technology licensor is making advancements in the clean energy and sustainable fuels sector, has a permanent opportunity for a Control Systems Engineer to be based in Houston, TX.

About our Client

Our client is an international based company who has developed specialized technology to help lower the carbon footprint within the energy industry. With opportunities on the horizon in the US, Europe, and Asia, our client is scaling their technology to deploy its use across various projects. As an entrepreneurial tech start-up, our client is seeking high performing individuals with a strong technical background, business minded acumen, and the desire and motivation to work with others to advance the company’s growth to the next level.

Position Summary

The main principals of the role include providing support to the Project Design Package (PDP), Front End Engineering Development (FEED) and demonstration plant deployment.  A key area of the role will involve the provision of supporting the Plant Automation, Safety, and Instrumentation systems.  Serving as the interface on assigned projects, the role supports the proposal and estimate activities together with the development of specifications.

The successful candidate will possess extensive practical experience of the full spectrum of tasks associate to the safe execution of project delivery.  Together with the relevant certifications required for the operational activities within the geographical areas of project delivery and or the willingness to obtain such certification as appropriate.


  • Support PDP development, pilot plant design and fabrication, and ongoing front end project development; transitioning work into FEED and EPC.
  • Serves as interface on assigned projects to supports proposal and estimate activities, develop and reviews specifications including design criteria, develop and monitors schedules, monitor material estimates and quantities, interfaces with project disciplines/client representatives/construction, participate in equipment and material procurement activities, permitting activities and subcontracting activities
  • Development of key deliverables associated to the Control Narrative.
  • Development of Cause-and-Effect Table.
  • Develop and review instrument and relief specifications and interface with suppliers and engineering contractors.
  • Performs and checks calculations, specifies equipment, and solves problems of moderate engineering complexity
  • Reviews specifications, drawings, and vendor equipment documentation from both within the discipline as well as from other disciplines for compliance with project requirements and actively seeks resolution
  • Specification of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPS)
  • Understanding implementation of Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA).
  • Understanding and implementation of overall process control philosophy.
  • Lead the identification and implementation of discipline specific software as appropriate
  • Ensures adherence to applicable Industry codes and standards 
  • Provides close interface with, and promotes the understanding of, other discipline functions
  • Collaborate in management and coordination of activities among all project functions and engineering disciplines in accordance with the established project baseline documents
  • Provide general engineering support and coordination with licensors, engineering contractors and clients.
  • Support coordination between design, procurement, material management and construction on technical and schedule requirements
  • Assist the Project Director/Project Manager (PD/PM) in developing the required documentation to communicate (client/internal) project contractual and technical issues, status and progress reports; conduct/coordinate related meeting as necessary
  • Other related duties/functions as assigned
  • Collaboration with other individuals and groups: Process Engineering Group and Catalyst Technology Group.  Third Party Vendors and Suppliers.

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline from accredited university preferred
  • Minimum of 5+ years Experience working FEED, detailed design in control systems engineering on EPC projects
  • Demonstrable practical experience gained in an engineering related commercial environment
  • Professional membership of a recognized engineering body
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and deliver to deadlines
  • Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to liaise on all levels.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office to include O365, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent report writing skills, to include technical and commercial content#
  • Analytical approach to problem solving and identifying potential solutions
This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a fast-growing technology licensor and start-up in the energy sector who is driving forward increasingly specialized and innovative solutions reducing carbon footprint within sustainable fuels. The successful applicant will receive a competitive annual compensation package, annual bonus, LTIP opportunity, medical benefits, and holidays. On top of competitive compensation, the candidate will join a forward-thinking company that puts culture and their people at the forefront of their business. For further information regarding this role, please contact me at 713-437-2286 or

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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