Dec 05, 2023

Controls Engineer

$80,000 - $160,000 yearly
  • NOMAD Transportable Power Systems
  • 5 Pilgrim Park Road, Waterbury Village Historic District, VT, USA
Full time Engineering

Job Description

 Job Overview

The Controls Engineer is part of the engineering and design team that builds and delivers our engineered solutions.  Work is primarily based out of our Waterbury, Vermont office.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide controls system design, testing, and configuration for Mobile Energy Storage Systems (ESS).
  • Work closely with clients to translate customer requirements into a project specification document to clearly define scope and deliverables.
  • Develop and define communications datapoint lists for the customer and SCADA interface.
  • Write and execute Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) plans, generally here in our Waterbury, VT production facility, and On-Site Acceptance Testing (OSAT) at customer sites.
  • Assist with design and review of electrical/controls design drawings and equipment lists.
  • Perform programming of PLC and RTAC logic controllers using IEC 61131 ST, FBD, LD.
  • Troubleshoot the electrical, controls and AC/DC inverter power systems and coordinate modifications or corrective actions with engineering and production.
  • Assist with the ongoing effort to standardize logic modules and data structures while identifying opportunities to increase efficiency and coding standardization.
  • Up to 10% Travel may be required to perform onsite project commissioning and to support and troubleshoot existing installations.
  • Maintain quality and safety standards.
  • Review Production builds during Factory Authorization (FAT) Testing and validate installation of mechanical, electrical and control systems and devices.
  • Troubleshoot issues and work with the project team and coordinate modifications or corrective actions.
  • Manage and maintain FAT Punch List documentation.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation for device calibration and configuration.
  • Perform device calibrations and configurations.
  • Assist the Lead Engineer during development and testing and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain quality and safety standards.

Reports To

 The position will report to the General Manager.


  • A degree in engineering is preferred, with an emphasis on controls, electrical, or software engineering.
  • 5+ years of related work experience.
  • Experience with industrial protocols including Modbus/TCP and or DNP3 is a plus.
  • Strong electrical troubleshooting skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills and reasoning ability.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly.
  • Must be self-motivated and a great team worker.
  • Experience working with electrical power systems is a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software including Excel and Word. 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, and co-workers.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges, with or without corrective lenses or an assisted hearing device.
  • Good manual dexterity is required for occasional wiring, assembly, and din-rail device installation.  
  • Some lifting is expected; occasional exertion of up to 25 lbs. of force may be required.  
  • Secondary job requirements include travel with fieldwork which can consist of hiking, construction work, moving heavy objects, and wearing PPE for specific tasks.


NOMAD is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.

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