Career Opportunity Detail

Controls and Automation Manager- Chicago

Location: Romeoville , Illinois
Job Category: Engineering
Date Posted: 04/19/2017
Job Description

Design Group is a leading engineering, systems integration, and technology consulting firm, capable of providing complete operating solutions for consumer products, life sciences, and other industrial sectors. Design Group provides engineering, project management, regulatory compliance, and other technology services to the world’s leading companies. Our organization is staffed by over 1,000 engineering and technical specialists, operating from over 35 offices in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Design Group provides professional engineering, architectural and construction management services through our wholly owned and professionally licensed subsidiary, Design Group Facility Solutions, Inc.

We are focused on providing our professionals with opportunities for leadership and career advancement within a thriving work environment and a unique “people-centric” culture. We offer a robust, centralized learning and development program to improve the career experience for every professional.

  • • Candidate will be responsible for overseeing the design, quality, consistency, and execution of control system projects.
  • • The position requires strong organization and planning skills, in addition to strong technical capability.
  • • This position will include responsibility for leading a team of controls engineers to successfully execute multiple concurrent projects.
  • • Candidate will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of standards and best practices.
  • • This position provides the opportunity to grow and develop a technical team through training, mentoring, as well as recruiting new hires.
  • • Candidate will actively participate with regional Control System Integration leadership.
  • • Candidates must possess good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with all levels of management, clients, and vendors.
  • • B.S. in Electrical Engineering is preferred, but consideration will be given to other engineering degrees based on actual experience.
  • • Minimum 15 years of experience in developing and providing automation solutions for the consumer products industries.
  • • Technical experience should include design of electrical control systems as well as automation programming for process and packaging applications.
  • • Experience should include a strong record of successful client interface.
  • • Rockwell hardware and software solutions experience is required.
  • • Experience with Siemens, Wonderware, and GE software\hardware is a plus.
  • • Candidates with experience in food, beverage, and personal care industries are preferred.

Design Group offers a team focused work environment with a competitive salary, performance based incentive pay, and benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, and 401(k) with matching contributions.


Travel will be required in customer development activities, installation and start-up support, Design Group management meetings, company sponsored training and industry related seminars.


Candidates who work in and are familiar with the Chicago, IL market are preferred, but relocation assistance may be provided for uniquely qualified individuals.

  • • Design Group is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V
  • • All applicants must be authorized to work in the US.
  • • Pre-Employment Drug Screening is part of our employment process.
  • • This organization uses E-Verify.
Contact Information

To apply for this position, please click the “Click Here to Apply” button below and attach your resume and/or cover letter. A Design Group Recruiter will contact you within 5-10 business days if your qualifications meet the requirements of the position.

Design Group operates as an independent and autonomous unit of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, a leading supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology across a broad spectrum of industries. With more than 11,000 team members spread among 100-plus locations around the globe, we remain united by a common belief: we can use the power of our business to build a better world. For more information, visit our CEO’s blog at

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