Company: Schlumberger
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer
Experience: 25 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Katy, Texas, United States

Sr. Control and Automation Engineer


The Control and Automation Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, documenting, testing and commissioning industrial automation and control systems within constraints such as development cost, product quality, product safety and time.

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or related field preferably Electrical/Control Systems/Mechanical Engineering.
  • Willing to travel and work at client sites up to 25%
  • 7+ years of proven experience with PLC programming and HMI development
  • Experience in PLC development using Omron and/or Beckhoff
  • Experience in HMI development using Wonderware
  • Experience working with VFD drives, preferably Yaskawa, GE and/or ABB drives.
  • Experience working in the drilling industry
  • Experience working with Industrial communication protocols (Profibus, Profinet, OPC-UA, Ethernet I/P, CANbus, etc.)

  • Work with cross functional engineering domains, such as mechanical, electrical and industrial with a common goal of delivering quality projects/products on time and under budget.
  • Analyze domain problems and identify, adapt and develop technologies from the fields of autonomous systems and industrial automation to
  • Document and validate automated processes with domain experts, not limited to Functional Description, User guides, Integration guides, I&C guides, Testing Guides, Reports, etc.
  • Work with R&D and Product development teams to convert the control system concepts into prototypes and interface with manufacturing, supply chain, TLM and other segments to build the prototypes to the specifications provided
  • Develop IO maps, System Architecture, control algorithms, block diagrams, state machines, PLC and HMI applications, etc. necessary for the design and engineering of projects and product development.
  • Primarily work on New product development, integration into the Rig Control system and also Project delivery and Sustaining.
  • Knowledgeable in the control system theory and its application into the Drilling systems
  • Prior experience working with internal and external stake holders and gathering functional/product requirement specs and converting them into software specs and hardware requirements
  • Identify scope creep, Estimate scope of work, prepare bill of materials, project resource and delivery estimates when quoting new/existing projects/upgrades
  • Work On call in the nights in a rotation system along with other team members supporting any issues from the field.
  • Travel to rig sites as needed and work with I&C team onsite/remotely for an efficient and successful installation and commissioning of the project/product.
  • Provide technical support to field personnel as required to assist with troubleshooting control system issues from the field

Schlumberger is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.