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Control Systems Project Engineer

Manpower Engineering

This is a Full-time position in Herndon, VA posted January 11, 2022.

Control Systems Project Engineer (Electrical/Building Management Systems)

6-11 month contract

Onsite – Herndon, VA 20171

*Partially remote to start


Our high-profile client in the eCommerce industry is seeking an experienced Controls Project Engineer with a background in Data Center industry and/or Electrical Management Controls Systems, or Building Management Controls Systems projects for a 6-11 month contract assignment on site in Herndon, VA. This role will not include design work, but the Controls Project Engineer needs a background in controls engineering in order to know the technical side of projects because they will be doing QA/QC and need to be able to understand and check those areas, this person will be involved with checks on site. Making sure the systems work with the technical specifications.


  • Manage scope of Building Management System (BMS) and Electrical Power Monitoring System (EPMS) for construction of Company data centers by vendors.
  • Manage multiple stakeholder deliverables, requirements and navigate difficult situations.
  • Financially manage BMS and EPMS construction contracts, and assist in procurement related activities including RFQs, responding to RFIs, review of vendors proposal and in issuance of purchase orders.
  • Act as the owner’s representative with ability to facilitate cross-functional collaboration between teams.
  • Review and provide feedback on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) drawings.
  • Work under tight project timelines.
  • Perform comprehensive review of various BMS and EPMS submittals
  • Ensure data center controls are deployed in accordance with scope of work (SOW) and specifications.
  • Attend project related meetings, coordinate with project leaders and regularly report status to Controls Management.
  • Work under tight project timelines.
  • Travel to local sites for supervision of Controls vendor’s work.
  • Interpret controls drawings and wiring diagrams.
  • Interpret controls bill of material (BOM).
  • Understand and modify controls logic programming.
  • Understand and modify graphical user interface.
  • Support Controls related Commissioning activities in field.


  • 8-10+ years: Mix of controls experience and Project management experience, approx. half and half. Combination of experience as a Technical Project Manager and 4 years minimum in Controls.
  • BS./B.A. degree with 8+ years: Mix of controls experience and Project management experience, approx. half and half.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent.
  • Ten or more (10) years of experience in project management ( preferably in Controls domain or similar) and/or technical management, preferably as Owner.
  • Experience with industrial controls in critical facilities environments (data center, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, oil & gas, petrochemical, laboratory, power, water etc.).
  • Knowledge of electrical and/or mechanical systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and project management software.
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering documentation, electrical diagrams and standard operating procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills, teamwork, organizational and problem-solving skills.