Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Senior Process Control Engineer (#20003296)


General Statement

Under general supervision, designs and/or prepares more complex contract documents for process instrumentation and computer control systems for water reclamation plants, pumping stations, and flood control reservoirs.

Essential Job Functions

Essential job functions are fundamental, core functions common to positions in a classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are designed to be descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents may complete one or all of the job duties listed or tasks of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Assigns, supervises, and reviews work; handles employee grievances; recommends actions regarding employment status such as hiring, transfer, suspension or discharge.
  • Administers complex Process Control and Instrumentation projects; initiates improvements in process control systems; coordinates design work with other sections and departments.
  • Designs complex process instrumentation and computer control systems for water reclamation facilities.
  • Directs and assists in preparing cost estimates for projects involving complex process instrumentation and/or computer control systems.
  • Prepares and reviews contract specifications and plans for complex process instrumentation and computer control systems; reviews contractor submittals for compliance.
  • Investigates and analyzes contractor claims for extra work; provides resolution to post contract award design and construction problems.

Other Job Functions

  • Conducts field investigations of construction work and existing facilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Environmental Conditions

Typical office environment.  May use standard office equipment and computer terminals.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and applications of process control instrumentation technology.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and applications of computerized process control systems.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Ability to coordinate process control instrumentation with operation, maintenance, and construction activities.
  • Ability to supervise the field inspection of process control systems done on contract.
  • Ability to prepare cost estimates for design and construction.
  • Ability to check process control systems against plans and specifications.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university majoring in electrical engineering or electronic engineering technology, and four years of experience in the design or maintenance of process control or process instrumentation systems, one year of which must have been with computer-based systems.

Promotional Requirement

  • One year of service with the District as an Associate Electrical Engineer or Associate Process Control Engineer.
  • Civil service status in one of the foregoing classifications.

CLASS: 20003296; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 1/1/2020;