The Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Facility Engineer provides a variety of SCADA, automation and engineering technology skills related to the operation, modification, maintenance, and construction of process-driven systems. The I&C Engineer will have an active part in projects that maintain the viability of engineering designs and extended utilization of Port facilities. This is an integral role that assures that systems have adequate capacity and capability to meet current and forecasted needs, and maintain operational readiness of essential facilities, utilities, systems, and equipment at all times.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide SCADA and I&C technical and system integration services for diverse process-driven systems and equipment to support day-to-day facility operations and maintenance, and construction projects
Assist in capital asset and expense budget planning
Provide extensive technical background and guidance in the operation and maintenance of the Port's container cranes, deicing system controls and other electronic and motorized drive electrical systems
Provide engineering support in the planning, development, and implementation of projects with complex scope and high degree of technical difficulty
Act as lead on assigned projects
Provide engineering skills to produce comprehensive documents including technical & design criteria, process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), SCADA block diagrams, process control functional narratives, control schematics, panel layout diagrams, instrument selection and sizing, and interconnection diagrams
Prepare systems drawings, and specifications for maintenance and operation of Port facilities and systems
Work within the scope of cost, quality, and time parameters established
Apply professional judgment and experience to understand the broader business context and the associated implications for those engineering decisions
Provide engineering design, technical direction, and administrative skills as needed in the planning, development, and implementation of maintenance projects with varying degrees of complexity.
Prepare cost estimates and time schedules for proposed maintenance activities and projects at the budget phase and through construction
Coordinate with process/mechanical and electrical disciplines and the use of external consultant resources
Provide in-house SCADA/I&C engineering expertise and owner's perspective/overview of consultant services performed for the Port
Provide knowledge and engineering skills offering alternatives, by analyzing and evaluating maintenance and operations impacts for specific Port facilities, systems and situations
BS degree in electrical or mechanical engineering field is required; advanced degree is desirable
Professional Engineering license is required
6 plus years' experience in an engineering capacity; experience as project and/or personnel lead is desirable; or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon or Washington driver's license is required
Experience with developing instrumentation and control strategies/philosophies for industrial processes and systems; in electronics and electrical/mechanical cargo handling drive systems along with electronic equipment design and construction materials, techniques, and procedures
Experience in project management and project delivery
Experience with interactive CAD design
Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) and other software applications.
Must obtain and maintain security clearance for unescorted access to secure Port facilities, which may require a criminal background check
Our mission is to enhance the region's economy and quality of life by providing efficient cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets. Port of Portland operations impact the entire Pacific Northwest. But as a regional government agency, its official boundaries include only Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon.