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Black & Veatch Senior Instrumentation & Control Engineer - Food and Beverage - Hybrid Job Details | Black & Veatch Family of Companies in Des Moines, Iowa

Senior Instrumentation & Control Engineer - Food and Beverage - Hybrid

Date: May 22, 2024



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 102877

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

The Opportunity

The Senior Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Engineer functions as a technical specialist supporting the Food & Beverage and related manufacturing industries. This role will incorporate design execution, oversight of deliverables as well as refining I&C offerings within the market.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead execution and take overall responsibility for I&C design on services and EPC projects.

  • Coordinate I&C engineering efforts and lead I&C team for large multi-discipline projects.

  • Perform technology evaluation studies, conceptual design, and technical reports.

  • Interface with the client to understand needs and develop requirements.

  • Attend client, contractor, and vendor meetings, perform field investigations, review vendor packages, witness factory acceptance testing, and help resolve issues during construction.

  • Monitor and control project schedule and budgets

  • Develop I&C standards specific to the Food and Beverage Industry.

  • Support business development activities

  • Support proposals and presentations in response to sales opportunities.

  • Support development of scope of services and engineering fee proposals.

The Team

BV’s Connectivity, Commercial & Industrial business is dedicated to creating and providing leading solutions to communication infrastructure, mission critical solutions, and commercial enterprise and industrial manufacturing clients. By joining our business, you will have the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge technology and work with a team that moves quickly with decisions and expectations.

The future of food, beverage, and agriculture has never been more exciting, challenging, and promising. Consumers' preferences and demands are rapidly evolving alongside major leaps forward in food technologies. We are commercializing disruptive technologies in the food and agricultural fields and have an exciting new leadership position in our fast-growing team. Reshaping our food system will require massive change. If you are passionate about this opportunity and the potential to make a massive difference, we are looking for you!

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years’ experience in instrumentation, control, and automation design and EPC services

  • 4+ years’ experience in Food and Beverage industry, including CIP system design

  • Previous experience with PLC and HMI programming, including field startup and commissioning

  • Previous experience in designing control panels

  • Previous experience or knowledge in design of 480-volt distribution and control wiring a plus

  • Experience in consulting or supporting business development

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 8 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Professional Engineering (PE) license or active pursuit of registration.

Work Environment/Schedule

Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority. This is why we offer our professionals, located near an office, the option of a Hybrid work environment. Our hybrid work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office. Additionally this opportunity has the possibility of being located in any of our offices located across the U.S; click the link to see a full list of .

Domestic travel may be required up to 20% of the time.


Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

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