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Control Systems Project Engineer 1
Thermo Systems Reston, VA

Control Systems Project Engineer 1

Thermo Systems
Reston, VA
  • Medical , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Who We Are:

Thermo Systems is a $100 million-dollar global, full-service control systems integration partner, providing world-class automation solutions within the District Energy, Life Sciences, Mission Critical, and Power Generation markets. From our growing number of office locations, Thermo Systems designs and deploys automation projects throughout North America and Europe.

Job Summary:

Works on a variety of control system projects. Leads individual project related tasks and/or complicated large-scale projects in their entirety. Provides engineering support on projects/tasks that are led by others. Assumes ultimate responsibility for the assigned projects/tasks. Takes direction and seeks guidance from assigned project leads, the supervisors, and company leadership.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science; Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or other pertinent curriculum combined with relevant technical experience.
  • Typically, 4+ years total experience.
  • Proven Track Record: 2+ years as Lead Control Systems Engineer or equivalent.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Responsibilities:
  • Completely self-sufficient in the field.
  • Lead and assist with start-up and commissioning of control systems.
  • Lead and perform Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT).
  • Experienced in reading and interpreting piping & instrumentation diagrams and wiring diagrams. Able to provide feedback regarding field conditions versus drawings.
  • Experienced with Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) applications.
  • Demonstrates deep understanding of the company's Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Provide review of standard documents generated by others for technical, grammatical, and aesthetic content.
  • Firm understanding of complex control system design.
  • Provide instrumentation specifications for complex control systems.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of Information Technology (IT) system, network infrastructure, and computer system design, as it relates to control system integration.

Customer Service:
  • Communicate in an effective, positive, and proactive manner with customers.
  • Follow customer specific site standards and procedures.
  • Always conduct business in professional manner.
  • Provide excellent customer care and support.
  • Be patient, attentive, and responsive to customers in solving their problems.
  • Always follow up and honor commitments with customers.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the customer needs and actively seeks to service those needs.

Project Responsibilities:
  • Complete assigned tasks accurately, on schedule, and under budget.
  • Understand the scope of work assigned to you, identify when issues arise that are beyond that scope, and communicate those issues to the assigned project lead.
  • Lead individual project related tasks and/or small to mid-sized projects in their entirety.
  • Take on the role of the customer's main contact on those projects that the employee is assigned to lead.
  • Communicate in an effective, positive, and proactive manner with customers and trade partners.
  • Anticipates possible issues that may arise during a project and proactively plans solutions.
  • Seeks opportunities for new work with customers and contractors.
  • Delivers detailed feedback on project and task assignments.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of project contracts and specifications.
  • Ability to identify and manage risks.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Where applicable, directs and oversees junior or subordinate staff members regarding construction, operations, and/or maintenance tasks and assignments at a project site.

Required Skills and Abilities:

In addition to Control Systems Project Engineer I skills and abilities:
  • Is decisive in decision making.
  • Builds relationships with customers.
  • Shows initiative by seeking out new responsibilities.
  • Anticipates possible issues that may arise during a project.
  • Uses resources efficiently to complete project tasks.
  • Actively works to promote a positive/collaborative team culture.

Travel required:
  • Overnight travel may be required up to 50%

On Call:
  • On call rotation participation may be required based on location and client needs.

Work Authorization/Other Requirements:
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the country where the position is located is required.
  • Maintain a valid drivers license.
  • Fit for Duty at all times


Model Thermo Systems core values of employee success, customer success and financial strength by:
  • Seeking new and additional business through project change orders, additional services to existing customers, and referrals for new customers/projects. Drive financial success.
  • Be a good teammate, support your colleagues, promote a positive atmosphere for those around you. Drive employee success.
  • Go the extra mile for your customer, take ownership of their needs, over communicate. Drive customer success.
  • Foster an environment of integrity, trust, collaboration, professionalism, serving one another, leading by example, and assuming good intent each and every day.

What You'll Get:
  • Competitive salary, annual bonuses, 401(k) with company match, and business travel reimbursement: We appreciate our employees, and we make sure they know it.
  • Benefits: We offer full-time employees multiple healthcare packages, including low-cost options.
  • Casual Dress: Every day is "Casual Friday"; we want you to be comfortable when you come to work.
  • Training: We offer in-house and factory technical training to keep our staff sharp.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: We encourage academic advancement and professional credentialing.
  • Vacation/Sick Time: We believe work-life balance is essential. Ensuring our employees have time to truly relax and recharge is important to us.
  • Culture & Extras: We provide free lunches, regular team bonding & fun office events, and plenty of company swag.

Visit us at to learn more!

Thermo Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.


Thermo Systems

1897 Preston White Drive

Reston, VA
20191 USA



Posted date

March 14, 2024

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Thermo Systems job posting for a Control Systems Project Engineer 1 in Reston, VA with a salary of $88,800 to $133,700 Yearly with a map of Reston location.