System Controls, Engineer I/II

Fairfax County, Virginia
Up to $102K per year + exceptional benefits
Aug 17, 2022
Aug 31, 2022
IT, Systems Analyst
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Fairfax Water has an immediate opening for a Systems Control Engineer I/II. Under close supervision of the Supervisor Systems Control, performs engineering work associated with the maintenance of computerized process control, data acquisition and data transmission for water plant production and distribution systems.

Essential functions include:

Learning various plant processes and operations for troubleshooting process control. Maintaining existing control strategies Maintaining the control and historical databases. Maintaining system hardware, including both preventive maintenance and repair. Maintaining network infrastructures as directed Maintaining accurate system documentation. Learning PLC and SCADA programs. Performing periodic system backups. Conducting essential data archive functions. Maintaining and repairing associated process control equipment. Performs other duties as assigned or required. Assists Instrumentation Technicians or Electricians with troubleshooting, (i.e. process control, field wirings


Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Some experience in process instrumentation is preferred. Good knowledge of communication systems, using radio, phone and fiber optics, and distributed control systems. Knowledge of the theory and practice of the design, processes and operation of public water supply facilities. Good knowledge of process instrumentation, process control techniques, field sensors and controllers, digital control hardware including Programmable Logic Controllers, Relay Ladder Logic and control software and/or networking hardware/software. Experience with computer hardware and software Ability to assist in the work of other technicians and engineers. Good verbal and written communication skills. Willing to participated in after-hour emergencies requiring onsite response for problem resolution. Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment. Fairfax Water requires new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to legally required exceptions

To review the full requirements for the position please go to our website at and apply online.  Fairfax Water offers competitive salaries as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, and a defined benefit retirement plan. The salary range for this position is $62,524 to $102,430.