• Controls Engineer (Center of Excellence)

    Location US-PA-Jeannette
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Engineering, all disciplines
  • Overview

    The Controls Center of Excellence (COE) Engineer is a team member within the Controls COE with a responsibility to provide Controls subject matter expertise for new opportunities and booked orders.


    Expected travel is 10% to 20% on a global basis; travel on the weekend may be required. Weekend support of sales opportunities may be required.


    The position is designed to accomplish:

    • Voice of Customer survey and data collection on a scheduled basis to gather customer input and requirements for new and existing Controls product enhancements.
    • Support of sales in the Controls qualification and opportunity phases.
    • Clarification of Elliott Controls offerings during customer clarification meetings.
    • Development of standards for Elliott Controls offerings, including specifications, training programs, sales collateral, application whitepapers, value propositions, and communication news releases.
    • Definition of measurement metrics for analysis and driving of improvement initiatives.
    • Interface with the strategic alliance partner on a daily basis as oversight for Controls initiatives.
    • Development of process flows, work instructions, hand-offs, and tools to define ownership and the "Who, What, When, Where, and How" for Controls execution lifecycle (opportunity through obsolescence).




    • Train sales in Controls products and service offerings.
    • Conduct customer training sessions to promote Elliott Controls offerings.
    • Support sales in identifying Control opportunities.
      • Participate in customer meetings from home base as well as at customer offices.
      • Active listener and understands customer needs.
      • Provide recommendations and solutions to meet customer needs.
      • Advocate for Elliott Controls solutions.


    Sales (Proposals)

    • Review and comment on customer specifications with regard to Controls offering ensuring that Elliott offering includes scope and costing to comply with specifications.
    • Request and attend clarification meetings to ensure Elliott Controls solutions are promoted as the recommended solution.
    • Develop RFQ document (scope) for alliance partnership quoting.
    • Obtain any 3rd party costing (CCC, Invensys, Woodward, Bently Nevada).
    • Prepare final costing and technical proposal for delivery to Applications Engineering.


    Sales (Support)

    • Partner with Sales to win opportunities for Elliott, offering solutions to meet customer needs.
    • Rapid and concise response to sales inquiries.


    Business Development

    • Conduct new product training for both customers and Elliott.
    • Support business development in identifying Control opportunities; participating in customer meetings from home base as well as at customer offices.
    • Recommend Control solutions for new business and work with alliance partner to bring solutions to market.
    • Attend trade shows and customer boot camps to promote Elliott Control products and services.


    Project Execution

    • Attend Controls clarification meetings with alliance SME, representing Elliott project team.
    • Assist and support project team during execution process.
    • Conduct structured audits of work in process at alliance partner.
    • Audit of Control Panel assembly for quality and adherence to standards.
    • Attend FAT as required by project team.


    Process Improvement

    • Lead process mapping of Controls COE processes.
    • Lead workshops for Controls process, product, and service improvement.


    • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.
    • Minimum of five (5) years total engineering experience, with at least two (2) years of experience as a Controls Engineer. Turbo-machinery Controls experience is preferred.
    • Experience in proposal, design, implementation, test, commissioning, and troubleshooting of Control systems.
    • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Visio, and Power Point.
    • Ability to lead and manage sub-suppliers.
    • Ability to provide quality customer service and support.
    • Effective communications skills, verbal, and written with a demonstrated ability to interface across different cultural lines.
    • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a dynamic work environment.
    • Developed time management skills, with an ability to balance demand among various projects.


    Elliott is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the federal, state or local laws of the United States. Elliott is a drug free workplace.


    No agency submissions please. NOTE: Resumes submitted to any Elliott Group employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the Elliott Group recruiting team will become the property of Elliott Group and no search fees will be paid.


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