Electrical & Controls Engineering Lead

Engineering Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Salary: USD 110000 - 135000 Annually


We’re Hiring for a Electrical & Controls Engineering Lead!    

If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark! 

The Role:  Xylem seeks to hire an Electrical & Controls Engineering Lead (ECEL) who will work within a multi-disciplinary regional team structure consisting of a Territory Manager, Applications Engineer, Project Engineer, and Project Manager.  The ECEL will supervise and manage the workload for a team of E&C Engineers and Electrical Designers partnering with the Project Engineering Team on the execution of all projects. 

Key responsibilities for the ECEL is to ensure that the team supports the project execution process by assisting with the development of technical strategy, demonstrating complete ownership of all controls related project tasks, including but not limited to electrical & software design and implementation, submittal development for approvals, PLC/HMI Programming, factory acceptance testing, and startup & commissioning field service support.

Electrical & Controls Engineering Lead Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

Organize, coordinate and lead the teams efficiently to:

  • Review and interpret project electrical schematics and specifications
  • Develop scope of supply for electrical control components and prepare bills of material, electrical load calculations, I/O Lists, Functional Control Descriptions, and product data for submittals
  • Develop electrical control panel designs and write PLC/HMI code
  • Coordinate with Project Engineering to develops P&IDs
  • Perform electrical & controls troubleshooting
  • Prepare Xylem Inc. standard electrical drawings utilizing AutoCAD Electrical CAD software.
  • Master Allen Bradley PLC & HMI development and programming
  • Familiarity with other brands of PLC/HMI platforms such as Siemens, Modicon/Schneider Electric
  • Perform system factory acceptance testing and support for project startups
  • Prepare and complete project submittals and O&M Manuals for review and approval by customer
  • Independently develops PLC software and electrical hardware designs
  • Interface with procurement to specify and obtain quotations from vendors, and attend trainings as required
  • Possess an ability to positively influence & manage installing contractors
  • Provide advanced customer support & establish team actions to deliver on our commitments
  • Support development of aftermarket opportunities and execute aftermarket projects
  • Maintain a high degree of understanding of water treatment processes
  • Develop and present lessons learned via point kaizens
  • Identify cost saving design solutions within project work
  • Develop process & controls specifications and performs system integration to customer SCADA
  • Maintain cUL, NEC, and IEC Compliance as applicable
  • Perform training for internal team members as well as customers
  • Have excellent communication and extensive contact with customers, consultants, suppliers and colleagues as necessary to ensure project success
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Responds to routine customer inquiries and provides customer basic support.
  • Customer facing support for sales service, and aftermarket
  • Adheres to Xylem Inc. Standard Operating Procedures
  • Provides team support and seeks help as needed
  • Develop  an in depth knowledge of water treatment & control processes
  • Travel to project sites, supplier’s factories, and technical conferences as necessary

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline in addition to 8 to 10 years of experience in project execution related to industrial automation
  • Experience leading highly experienced team of professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and work independently
  • Read and interpret complex engineering drawings and specifications
  • Working knowledge of mechanical fundamentals and processes.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Strong background in advanced process control solutions including programming various types of logic controllers such as Allen Bradley, Siemens, Modicon/Schneider Electric, GE, etc.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working in the office performing design and administrative functions, in the panel shop performing simulation and testing of control systems, and in both water and wastewater treatment plants.

At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors.   

Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. 

Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.