AECOM Automation Specialist in Richmond, Kentucky

United States of America - Kentucky, Richmond

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Automation Specialist for the Bluegrass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant project located in Richmond, Kentucky.

Typical Responsibilities include:

  • Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees.

  • Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and regulations.

  • May be required to work overtime or varying hours.

  • Required to be at work when scheduled and maintain a good attendance record.

  • Work in close proximity to and or in a chemical demilitarization facility.

  • May be asked function as a temporary Lead.

  • Under limited supervision, conducts work requiring independent evaluation, selection, adaptation, and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria

  • Work may include technical responsibility for a major control system phase or functional area of a project. Typically at this level, there is specialization in a functional area (robotics, conveyors, automated etc.).

  • Directs and prioritizes work assignments of the Automation Specialists

  • Provide reports and updates to management on the status of control system implementation and operation.

  • Responsible for the analysis, implementation, evaluation, and modification of the system(s) used to control and monitor the processes within the demilitarization facility.

  • Responsible for providing DCS programming and hardware support to the systemization teams during the testing of plant operations of plant equipment.

  • Implement new control software and modify existing code utilizing approved demilitarization coding procedures.

  • Perform analysis, evaluation, and modifications to all DCS processes control systems software as required to support systemization testing activities and normal operation.

  • Ability to communicate with systems engineers and operators to determine process control software functional specifications.

  • Maintain configuration management and programming documentation in accordance with required project procedures.

  • Perform troubleshooting of DCS and associated control system hardware in upset conditions.

  • Perform tuning of control loops via the process control software utilizing systems analysis techniques.

  • Ability to communicate to management personnel DCS equipment / system upset conditions, and make recommendations for restoring the equipment / system to normal operation.

  • Monitor Vendor installation of PLC's and control system to assure technical feasibility and adequacy.

  • Assist with the preparation and execution of test plans and procedures for the process control system.

  • Develop and/or review all standard operating and maintenance procedures associated with the process control system.

Relocation Assistance Provided

This position is designated as an unescorted access position and is subject to the requirements of the Unescorted Access Program (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by the Blue Grass Army Depot Commander

BGCAPP is subject to Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety Program and AR190-59 Unescorted Access Program) with govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and unescorted Access Program (UAP). Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship. Employees must favorably complete a series of screenings to include but not limited to: a National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) security investigation, drug/alcohol testing and medical examination.

All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment. Respiratory screening and the ability to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may be required for this position. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Blue Grass Army Depot is required.


Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in electrical engineering or a related field and 1 years’ electrical engineering or automation experience


  • Associate degree in electrical engineering or a related field and 5 years’ electrical engineering or automation experience

  • High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent and 9 years’ electrical engineering or automation experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a United States or naturalized citizen able to obtain and maintain Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) site access.

  • Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment.

  • Must maintain fitness-for-duty standards to perform the essential functions of the position, to include any depot or BGCAPP drill, contingency and/or emergency requirement

  • Must be able to solve complex problems and understand the impact of decisions upon the operation of the facility.

  • Have knowledge and understanding of technical documents, including specifications, drawings, test plans, standard operating procedures and system demonstration procedures.

  • Possess strong organizational skills with ability to coordinate and prioritize projects, adapting to change as they occur.

  • Must be detail oriented and possess ability to manage complex and varied projects.

  • Must have good communication skills to provide technical assistance, presentations, and/or training to field personnel.

  • Competent in developing, analyzing, and modifying complex Distributed Control System (DCS) software, or similar type system, and related Human Machine Interface (HMI) software.

  • Ability to understand Logic Diagrams

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Qualifications:

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

  • Knowledge of network systems and related components (routers/switches)

  • Education/training in systems programming and analysis

  • InSQL programming experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Systems

Business Line Government

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 198660BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.