Control Systems Engineer

San Luis Obispo, California


Nviro provides water and wastewater treatment solutions throughout California. We work to maximize value for our clients, while protecting one of the environment’s most vital resources. Based on the Central Coast, Nviro performs plant operation, maintenance, compliance, design, construction, and technical services. With a diverse team of industry certified specialists, our purpose remains the same — to sustain the environment.


Design sophisticated technical solutions to aid public and private clientele with automating and monitoring industrial and environmental systems.


Design, troubleshoot, interpret, and develop PLC, HMI/SCADA, data communication and electrical control systems.

  • Design UL 508A panel layouts and wiring diagrams using AutoCAD, and supervise construction activities 
  • Consult on, supervise, and document the development of SCADA and PLC systems 
  • Perform take-offs, estimating, and compiling submittals for projects 
  • Design desktop and server PC hardware and OS systems for SCADA 
  • Design and integrate wired and wireless Ethernet and Serial data networks 
  • Perform, analyze, and report on radio site surveys
  • Supervise the construction of electrical, instrumentation, and PLC infrastructure 
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, report on, and recommend service of SCADA, PLC, instrumentation, motor controls, and process analyzers 
  • Perform and document process instrumentation verification and calibration 
  • Be a primary contact to assigned clients and coordinate the resolution of their needs, concerns, or requests 
  • Create as-built documentation, control narratives, and operations manuals 
  • Develop, perform and/or supervise I/O loop and end-to-end testing, and FAT / SAT operations. 
  • Measure voltage, resistance, and current of electrical circuits 
  • Acquire material quotes and place orders from vendors  
  • Represent the Company at project design and construction meetings


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is preferred, but not required. A degree can be substituted with extensive and verifiable experience in the design of SCADA systems, PLC controls, and control panels. 
  • A minimum of ten years of experience with industrial control system design (preferably in the water and wastewater industries) with at least 5 years of experience programming and configuring SCADA software packages and PLC platforms.

A Control Systems Engineer is expected to: 

  • Demonstrate a high level of technical integrity and ethics, upholding privacy and security for both clients and the company, 
  • Have strong troubleshooting skills, with an ability to define problems by establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions, 
  • Provide exceptional customer service, practicing active listening to understand needs and clearly communicating the plan both verbally and in writing, 
  • Obtain within 3 months of hire a UL 508A Master Technical Representative certification,  
  • Obtain and maintain an ISA Certified Automation Professional credential,  
  • Possess a valid California class C driver’s license, with a clean driving record, and 
  • Spend approximately 80% of time in the office and 20% in the field (at client locations), with infrequent overnight stay required as needed.  

To thrive in this environment, you must: 

  • be a tenacious problem solver,  
  • communicate clearly and professionally,   
  • work well independently, and with a team,  
  • exercise sound judgment, 
  • be curious and eager to expand your technical knowledge,  
  • care to deliver a positive client experience, 
  • show humility by being receptive to feedback,  
  • be driven to have an impact.  

The overall market range for roles in this area of Nviro is typically $110,000 – 150,000 annually. 

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