Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos ASC operates and maintains over 430 buildings & structures encompassing approximately 900,000 GSF of space year-round, across three geographically remote research stations; McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and South Pole Station. Each station supports world class research and the facilities are a critical part of this mission and supports over 1,300 people living, working and performing research across Antarctica.
The Controls Engineer supports the ASC Facilities Department, supporting the maintenance of existing controls systems, design and installation of new controls systems, and change management of hardware and software for those controls systems. As a Controls Engineer, you will report to the Leidos ASC Facilities Maintenance Manager, and work cooperatively and collaboratively with other Leidos engineers, and departments.
- Works to maintain the existing DDC systems including Management of Change for both hardware and software, material resupply, on site and off site system monitoring.
- Provides DDC system project support as needed including engineering and design, cost estimating, materials engineering, assists scheduling, facilities engineering services, and engineering services for science and station support. Assists in the development of budgets and plans to implement new DDC systems, repair and upgrade existing systems. Utilizes the DDC system to realize energy savings.
- Keeps the Facilities Maintenance Manager informed of the status of engineering and other activities.
- Coordinates with the Project Engineers on mechanical engineering activities relating to construction and DDC system modifications.
- Provides support and training to on-ice technicians in the pursuit of keeping the existing DDC systems running.
- Managing the controls lifecycle.
- Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.
- Able to pass a Physical Qualification to travel to and stay in Antarctica.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering along with 5+ years of prior relevant experience in DDC controls. An additional 4 years relevant experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
- Minimum five years of progressively responsible mechanical engineering experience related to the design, maintenance and specification of facilities and DDC/PLC systems.
- Experience in mechanical engineering design, specification preparation, and sequence of operations.
- Familiarity with various DDC/PLC systems and programming and the interface of those systems.
- Understanding/experience working with engineering documentation, electrical diagrams, and standard operating procedures.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.