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Instrumentation and Controls Technician - Water/wastewater - Phoenix, AZ

Date:  Apr 22, 2024

Phoenix, AZ, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 102020 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

The Opportunity

This position will be part of our talented and growing Electrical and I&C team in the West Regional Design Center. In this role, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Perform field inspection, testing, design and construction coordination for electrical, instrumentation and control systems for water and wastewater utility clients.  
  • Provide troubleshooting and field investigations to support client needs.  
  • Develop knowledge of client design standards and assist others in interpretation and application  
  • Witness or perform instrument calibrations and loop checks  
  • Inspect of electrical equipment such as Motor Control Centers (MCC’s), Switchboards, Panelboards and Industrial Control Panels of various voltages.  
  • Review contractor electrical and instrumentation shop drawings .  
  • Develop P&ID’s and I/O lists 
  • Develop control panel details, schematics and loop drawings   

The Team

As an employee-owned, global leader in building critical infrastructure in the energy, water, telecommunications and government services markets, Black & Veatch has a long-standing reputation for providing world-class service to our clients.  

Our Systems Design Group provides electrical, instrumentation, control and process mechanical solutions to all of Black & Veatch’s Water/Wastewater projects throughout North America. Black & Veatch is currently building our successful Phoenix regional office into the West Regional Design Center to support clients in western North America. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in the design, installation and startup of electrical, instrumentation and control systems in an industrial automation environment.  
  • Experience in the water and wastewater industry is highly desirable.  
  • Experience reading and interpreting electrical schematic drawings and control panel wiring drawings.   
  • Experience reading and interpreting electrical single line diagrams and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s).  
  • Experience with AutoCAD.  
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC, NFPA-70) and NFPA-70E standards for industrial and commercial installations.  
  • Experience performing electrical equipment inspections and data collection for performance of Arc Flash and Shock Hazard Risk Assessments per NFPA 70E.  
  • Experience with Bluebeam Revu design and construction markup and collaboration software is desirable but not required.  
  • Experience in PLC and HMI programming desirable but not required.  

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority.  This is why we offer our professionals, located near an office,  the option of a Hybrid work environment.  Our hybrid work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office. This opportunity will be based out of our Phoenix, AZ office. 

This role will also require local travel to and from client sites.



Salary Plan

ENT: Engineering Technician

Job Grade


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Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Job Segment: Instrumentation, Water Treatment, Electrical, Wastewater, Drafting, Engineering

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