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Amec Foster Wheeler Controls Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri

Wood Automation and Controls is currently recruiting for Electrical Control Engineers with systems integration and industrial automation experience to join our team in Kansas City, Mo. This position will report to the appropriate manager in this location.

We are looking for Electrical Control Engineers that must be able to perform the design of control systems, from start to finish, as well as the engineering and field start up for the “System Integration in the Electrical Controls” Industry for manufacturing. Demonstrated trouble shooting skills are absolutely necessary.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with solid experience as a systems integrator, who is looking for career growth with a major organization.


Performing Design of Automation control systems, requirements which will include:

  • Review specifications and standard practices

  • Establishing non-standard designs as required

  • Follow internal and customer standards as required

  • Create system map layouts, sequence of operations, drawing packages, PLC logic, and HMI screens

  • Specify Panel and field material by creating Electrical Bill of Material’s (EBM’s)

Field duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in installation oversight

  • Start-up and Debug at customers facilities

  • Launch and Standby support


  • Education: Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor Science Electrical Engineering, or Bachelor Science Electrical Engineering & Technology, or equivalent relevant work experience with a technical degree

  • 3 – 5 years of industry experience working for a systems integrator; must include control panel and circuit design (in it’s totality)

  • non-standard designs, system map layouts, sequence of operations, reviewing cycle time, studies and dimension switch layouts,

  • design packages, design logic, enter logic, and the design of Smart Displays

  • Knowledge of System Architecture, including non-standard material, control panel power requirements and/or distribution

  • Capable of reviewing the specifications and standard practices (internal hardwired and logic standards, general specifications and scope of work)

  • Technical knowledge and skills required:

  • RSLogix 5, 5000

  • RS Networx

  • DriveExecutive, DriveExplorer

  • PanelBuilder PDS, 1400e; 32, RSView Studio

  • Technical knowledge/skills considered an asset: Ford NextGen standards; GM G12 standards, Microsoft Office Suite

  • Capable of assisting with installation, and debugging with no additional support

  • Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere

  • Travel is required

  • Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to climb a 2-story ladder

  • Can walk a mile in 20 minutes

  • Be able to cover, on foot, a reasonable distance on a job site

  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs without difficulty

  • All of the above items to be accomplished while carrying a laptop computer

CEC Controls is a Wood Automation and Controls company

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Published Position Title: Controls Engineer

Requisition ID: 2019-66878

Name: Staff / Permanent

Type of Requisition: Professional & Technical

External Company Name: Wood Plc

External Company URL: http://www.amecfw.com/