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Carollo Engineers Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer in Madison, Wisconsin


Are you interested in partnering with industry leaders in water technology and solutions? Creating a future where diverse talent provides a competitive advantage? Being part of a collaborative and dynamic team of professionals that is truly passionate about our work? If this sounds like you, talk to us about joining our team.

Carollo Engineers is a nationally recognized environmental engineering firm that specializes in the planning, design, and construction of water and wastewater facilities.Our vision is to become the best water consulting firm, and we are looking for motivated, talented people to help us reach that goal.

We are seeking a Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer to supportCarollo's vision. As part of our team, you will work on projects related to municipal water and wastewater treatment plants, including but not limited to major treatment plant expansions, regional water quality studies, and critical water reuse projects that will create sustainable and resilient water supplies for the world.


  • Works with project manager and clients

  • Develops scopes of work for I&C systems, networks and projects

  • Leads I&C design teams for medium and large projects

  • Designs PLC SCADA networks for medium and large systems

  • Specifies industrial fiber optic networks, systems and components

  • Designs SCADA network block diagrams

  • Selects instrumentation

  • Develops P&IDs

  • Develops control strategies

  • Designs control panel layouts

  • Prepares ISA data sheets and instrument sites

  • Develops input/output point lists

  • Reviews submittals

  • Prepares specifications for instruments, computers, networking equipment, PLCs and associated components

  • Develops preliminary and final construction cost estimates for I&C

  • Meets with clients for design-related workshops, including instrument preferences, HMI graphics design and standard development

  • Designs radio telemetry SCADA systems using microwave, spread spectrum, licensed MAS, cellular or other radio technologies

  • Mentors and trains Staff Instrumentation Engineers

  • Prepares technical memorandums and reports

  • Manages the instrumentation portion of medium to large sized instrumentation and control projects for water and wastewater treatment facilities

  • Conducts quality management reviews of instrumentation and control designs

  • Participates in continuing editing and development of I&C master specifications

  • Develops project specific specifications for unusual or unique instrumentation applications

  • Prioritizes and balances competing project demands and conflicting project requirements

  • Manages other instrumentation and control engineers and CADD technicians to effectively complete work with attention to detail

  • Delegates tasks to others and follows ups on completion and quality of work

  • Identifies and consults with others on solutions to unusual, difficult, or complex tasks

  • Effectively participates in client contacts and business development efforts

  • Identifies alternatives, evaluates each, and determines appropriate actions to move forward

  • Makes solid and implementable decisions in a timely manner

  • Reduces complex aspects of instrumentation and control engineering to terms understandable to others

  • Attends to details in preparation or review of calculations, drawings, and specifications

  • Monitors scope, schedule, and budget and controls the work to the project plan

  • Understands, implements, and enforces company and client technical standards on projects

  • Travel required when requested

  • Makes site visits to observe during construction and operation


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering; Instrumentation and Control Engineering; Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience in instrumentation and control systems in water and wastewater treatment facilities, pumping stations and associated facilities

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer

  • Expert in the design of industrial instrumentation and control systems, selection and specification of instruments, and design of industrial communication networks for water and wastewater facilities

  • Expert in developing, reading and understanding P&IDs and control schematics

  • Expert in design and development of industrial communication control networks

  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work with minimum supervision on medium to large instrumentation and control systems for water and wastewater treatment facilities

  • Understands projects at the conceptual level, and develops corresponding instrumentation and control engineering scope of work, budget and schedule

  • Ability to work independently to effectively complete routine or moderately complex tasks

  • Ability to simultaneously think beyond past approaches and propose practical approaches to instrumentation and control design and construction

  • Listens and understands the concerns and needs of other project team members

  • Ability to control behavior under situations involving pressure, conflict and uncertainty

  • Communicate clearly and concisely in speech, writing, and contract documents

  • Presents communications in an organized fashion and with appropriate level of detail

  • Positively influences both peers and subordinates to move toward overall project goals

  • Actively looks ahead to plan for and respond to project challenges

  • Seeks long term benefits to the overall project when determining instrumentation and control design approach

  • Sensitive to political issues and client preferences in determining instrumentation and control engineering approach

  • Aware of the "business" of instrumentation and control engineering as well as the technical design issues

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills that are well organized and persuasive

  • Proficient in public speaking roles

  • Proficient in MS Word, Access, and Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering

  • Experience with Microstation or Autocad

Other Compensation and Benefits

Carollo is committed to providing employees with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care employees and their families need to lead healthy, productive lives. Carollo’s benefits package includes paid time off and holidays, comprehensive health insurance coverage, pre-tax savings account options for healthcare, dependent care and commuter expenses, disability insurance and life insurance options for you and your dependents. We also offer free Caregiver Support, Travel Assistance, counseling services and discount programs. Other compensation that may be available includes: 401(k) company contribution matching, tuition reimbursement, discretionary bonuses, career advancement bonuses, professional registration bonuses, employee referral bonuses, and compensatory time for exempt employees. Flexible work arrangements may also be available.

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ID 2023-2570

Category Engineering

Type Full-time, Regular