Senior Installation Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for a Senior Installation Engineer for an industry leading company in Pittsburgh, PA. Please send your most updated resume to Lauren Pritts at 

The position requires experience with design and installation of a new DCS platform to replace an existing DCS, PLC or hard wired control systems in the fossil power industry.  The installation engineer will have overall responsibility for developing and managing the IO database, identifying & updating impacted plant drawings, and creating drawing packages for DCS retrofit installation.  The successful candidate will be the lead engineer during site installation, providing site management and supervision of installation sub-contractors during all phases of installation and commissioning.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Experience with power and grounding, field termination drawings and marshalling schemes that are used in typical control system installations in the fossil power industry.
  • Ability to interpret and revise electrical schematic drawings
  • Experience with field instrumentation, conduit and cable schedules. 
  • Familiarity with Ovation, WDPF and other DCS and PLC manufacturers I/O
  • Cabinet layouts is a plus.
  • Perform site walk-downs and prepare scope of work documents and the engineering estimates to complete the project
  • Responsible for conducting detailed field I/O verifications at site in order to develop the I/O database, based on the field I/O verification and the existing site drawings and documentation.


  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent and a minimum of  7 years of related experience.
  • Supervise the work of engineers, designers and drafters and will be expected to mentor and train them in the all technical aspects of Ovation DCS retrofit installations. 

  • Must be able to breakdown design work into manageable tasks that can be easily assigned, completed and re-integrated into the overall project design and deliverables. 

  • Work closely with project manager and other engineers in identifying and resolving issues with or discrepancies between wiring, I/O, hardware, logics and/or graphics.

  • Participate actively in the development and documentation of a set of best practices and procedures related to our installation design & engineering solutions. 

  • They shall maintain and promote quality and continuous improvement with internal and external members of the project team including the client and sub-contractors.

  • The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to oversee multiple concurrent projects and be very customer oriented.

  • Good written and oral communication skills are essential.


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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.