Job Opening

Automation Engineer

Department: Engineering & Technology, Asset Development
Reports To: Director – Asset Management
FMLA Status: Exempt

Job Summary:

The Automation Engineer is responsible for assuring the operability of shipboard automated control systems, especially the Integrated Automation Systems aboard the Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs) and ships of Excelerate Energy’s fleet.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Perform routine control system improvements, including programming, as required for the operation of machinery and systems by the IAS;
  • Primary point of contact with IAS systems provider;
  • Plan, budget, and manage the maintenance of IAS systems and components;
  • Track planned upgrades, updates, and systems replacements as planned by IAS provider;
  • Coordinate maintenance and upgrade activities with Excelerate Energy’s Operations department as well as Asset Managers;
  • Arrange the attendance IAS system provider technicians as required;
  • Update function design specifications (FDSs) to match the functional requirements/capabilities of the IAS systems and update them as required.

Qualifications & Educational Requirements:   

Basic Qualifications

  • Technical Associates Degree or Engineering Degree; in lieu of degree, High School Diploma and a minimum of 4 years of experience in electronics or military electronics background
  • Experience working in an industrial and/or manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge or experience with industrial automation system maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated high-level troubleshooting skills with complex systems
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent using Microsoft Office suite software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other technical disciplines
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with computer networks and network security
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with Honeywell industrial automation platforms including Experion, TDC, or TPS
  • Field Process experience in Distributive Control and/or, Advanced Control in the process industry for Oil & Gas, Refining, Chemical, Pulp & Paper, or Metals, Minerals, & Mining or other process industry
  • Experience with data historians, such as Ph.D. and Pi
  • Experience in root cause analysis and development of corrective actions

Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Accounting software; Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

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.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

All qualified applicants should send resumes to


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