AECOM Instrumentation and Controls Engineer in Oakland, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159108BR

Position Title Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Power

Business Line Energy

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Oakland

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in

Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by

Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A

Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We address the complete spectrum of energy challenges, including clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon management, hydropower and dams, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation, and transmission and distribution.

Job Summary

We have a need for an intermediate to senior level Instrumentation and Controls Engineer to join our team based in Oakland, California. The majority of the time will be spent working in an office environment; however, field work will be required periodically.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Lead Instrumentation and Controls Engineer, Project Managers, and our customers to ensure that I&C engineering scope of work is clearly defined for each project

  • Perform I&C design and engineering functions for natural gas compressor stations and other industrial facilities in accordance with relevant codes and standards

  • Instrumentation detailed design activities including, but not limited to, data sheets, instrument lists and indexes, bills of materials, instrument installation details, instrument location diagrams, and calculations

  • Controls detailed design activities including, but not limited to, control strategies, cause and effect diagrams, block diagrams, termination and connection diagrams, and panel layouts

  • Specify equipment to be installed in classified (hazardous) areas

  • Develop technical evaluations for I&C procurements

  • Provide engineering support during construction, start-up, and commissioning

  • Perform field investigation work in an industrial environment

  • Provide support for manufacturer Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) and able to develop / review FAT procedures

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from an accredited university

  • 10+ years' I&C experience

  • California PE (EE or CS) License, or EIT with ability to gain PE within two years

  • Ability to read, understand and develop complex Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)

  • Good knowledge of the NEC and other relevant codes and standards such as IEEE, NFPA, and ISA

  • Familiar with industrial SCADA, PLC, and DCS hardware and software applications, including relay logic

  • Experience in developing ISA data sheets and specifying primary elements (flow, level, pressure, temperature) and control and shutoff valves

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Proactive

  • Ability to travel as required

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Skilled with MS Office suite

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and / or Microstation

  • Ability to meet project schedules

  • Must be able to develop designs using third party (such as vendor) information as a basis, and to be able to work with vendors and others to resolve technical issues

  • Willingness to work on engineering projects that may not be directly related to I&C Design

  • Basic knowledge of Ethernet and serial networks

  • Knowledgeable of low voltage electrical engineering as it applies to I&C, for power distribution and grounding

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience preferably in the oil and gas industry

  • Experience developing procurement specifications

  • Experience in telemetry / SCADA systems

  • Experience with SEL relays, and / or substation protection and control

  • Experience with SIL, LOPA, and HAZOP / PHA processes

  • Fire detection and annunciation design experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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