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Sr I & C Designer REMOTE
Bellingham, WA
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  • This is a senior level control systems and instrumentation designer position. 
  • The position requires strong technical ability to both perform design tasks and lead others, ability to work independently with minimal guidance, working knowledge of stage-gated industrial projects, and strong communication skills in written, spoken, and personal formats. 
  • Our senior designers can produce complete construction drawing packages with limited engineering guidance and are often paired with junior engineers to help mentor them in the craft of design. 
  • Strong capability for complex design tasks such as producing complete control panel layout and wiring drawings is essential. 
  • We respect the craft and skill of designers: our designers are not a drafting service, they are an essential part of our team producing high quality packages, and we value senior designers willing to mentor young designers and engineers.


  • Execute project design tasks in partnership with Control Systems Engineer counterparts.
  • Develop Control Systems scope on the project P&IDs.
  • Coordinate with Control Systems Engineer and project team to develop basic to complex schedules.
  • Coordinate inter-discipline design directly with counterparts in other disciplines (such as piping and electrical).
  • Work within 3D design software where applicable; contribute to and extract information from 3D model.
  • Perform detailed vendor document reviews and incorporate into project design.
  • Establish design budgets, forecast work, manage scope and budget for self and the design team.
  • Perform drawing and document research in client databases; coordinate with Document Control the Company’s and Clients to properly find and checkout drawings.

Lead the development of detailed construction packages in accordance with codes and standards:

  • Block Diagrams
  • Location and Plot Plans
  • Wiring Diagrams
  • Loop Drawings
  • Cabinet/Equipment Layouts
  • Cable & Conduit Routing Schedules
  • Conduit & Tray Diagrams
  • Instrument Installation Details
  • Material Take-Offs (MTO) and Bills of Material (BoMs)
  • Coordinate final package quality checks and hand-off to project assistants for formal issue
  • This position may not perform all of these duties on a given project, but is ultimately responsible for the quality and completeness of the package
  • Perform quality checks on ones’ own work, as well as independent checks for co-workers
  • Ensure projects and work processes adhere to The Company’s Project Services Quality System (PSQS) for one’s own work as well as a small team
  • Perform work with minimal supervision and guidance


  • Ability to create, modify and work with 2D drawings in the AutoCAD 2010 (or newer) software
  • Read and develop basic to complex Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), and translate them into control system documents as block diagrams
  • As-build control and instrument systems in the field, producing accurate markups of documents and drawings
  • Design infrastructure for industrial communication and control networks
  • Design wiring, conduit, and cable tray systems for NEC-hazardous classified areas.
  • Prepare detailed design of projects in compliance with governing codes, regulations, and client standards
  • Design PLC and DCS hardware and wiring systems; working knowledge of PLC and DCS point types
  • Specify and review design for control panel layout, wiring, BOM, concert with engineers
  • Basic working knowledge of 3D Design and software


  • Familiar with and able to work within stage-gated project processes and requirements
  • Prioritize work for self and a small team
  • Perform effectively in a team environment, both in-person and remotely
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Able to develop design budgets and schedules and execute them
  • Experience developing construction packages for small to medium projects ($1MM to $30MM TIC)
  • Able to point out and provide solutions for drawing consistency, quality, and presentation errors in deliverables
  • Highly detail oriented with a strong, self-driven work ethic
  • Able to identify areas of personal technical strengths and weaknesses, ask for help when needed, and quickly learn new responsibilities
  • Able to evaluate equipment in the field, including climbing ladders, flights of stairs, etc.
  • Able to travel to remote work sites on occasion
  • Strong computer skills - Microsoft Applications


  • A.A.S. or higher in engineering or related discipline - Preferred
  • Ability to work in INtools (SPI)
  • Strong 3D Design capability
  • Experience in Electrical Design
  • Working knowledge and basic understanding of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • Experience working on-site at an industrial facility in maintenance, reliability, or projects groups
  • Ability and desire to mentor designers and engineers
  • Experience with MicroStation


  • 10-25 years of experience in I&C design on Oil & Gas, Refining, and/or Petrochemical Plant projects


  • Able to sit/stand, type, and perform computer work for long periods of time.
  • Frequent use of hands/fingers for computer entry and answering phones.
  • Able to perform occasional bending, lifting, and reaching.
  • Must be able to lift 15 lbs if necessary.
  • Able to work in heavy industrial facilities: climb ladders, work off elevated surfaces, and walk over uneven surfaces while wearing required
  • PPE

Compensation Range: $53.00 to $67.00

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