Controls project engineers work with project managers and other project leaders to design, schedule, and implement projects within the company's set parameters. They are responsible for meeting project deadlines with all the requirements of the job taken into consideration. This is a leadership role, with the controls project engineers overseeing many other employees at one time. They may be responsible for directing meetings, developing and implementing product testing, and assigning tasks to others within the project. Controls project engineers also ensure that all products and procedures conform to the company's quality standards.
A typical schedule for this position includes working during regular business hours, though overtime may be required for certain project deadlines. It is an indoor job that is mostly mental in nature. Controls project engineers generally work in an office environment, and applicants should be able to conform to corporate standards of dress and appearance.
Control project engineers are usually required to have at least a bachelor's degree in engineering, as well as one to three years of relevant experience. They must have strong communication skills and the ability to work with many different people clearly and effectively throughout a project's timeline. Drafting and computer-aided design are also essential, and the control project engineer must complete all training required by their company as well.
Controls Project Engineer Tasks
Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.