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Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Principal Controls Engineer- Chicago, IL

 We currently represent a dynamic engineered automation systems provider. This 40+ year-old company has to its credit over 4,000 custom systems in production and possesses a robust knowledgebase and expertise in a wide array of industries, applications and technology platforms. This Principal Controls Engineer designs control systems for solutions within the Automotive, Manufacturing, Medical and Consumer products Industries.  Responsibilities include development of specifications, control schematics, PLC logic and solutions that deliver exceptional customer value. Works closely with the overall project team to design systems meeting projects requirements. Uses creativity and innovation to tailor the standard product meet the clients needs. Leads projects of varying size and scope and directs the work of assigned team members.


  • 7+ years' experience delivering Automation technology within Manufacturing sector.
  • Project management experience handling entire cycle - “Concept to Commissioning “
  • Electrical design experience including proficiency with AutoCAD
  • Strong background of PLC, Robotics, Motion Control platforms ( Rockwell A-B, Siemens, Fanuc )


  • Ability to lead varying levels of experienced engineers.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously with varying priorities.
  • Management of budgetary projects.
  • Strong initiative and integrity as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-driven to meet objectives / goals within the organization.
  • An exceptional technical (engineering) background, with "hands on" experience.


In addition to this Key role, ( 2 ) Controls Engineering Positions are open here as well. > 3 Years Experience.

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If it’s not the right time, the right role, the right location, or the right level for you… Let’s have a brief conversation and I’ll help you to find the ideal position tailored to your needs and objectives.

Who can you recommend for this role ? Feel free to forward to any of your engineering colleagues.