SSOE Group

Instrumentation and Controls Design Engineer

Job Locations US-OR-Hillsboro
Full Time


At SSOE, our growth allows us to offer the opportunities normally associated with a large firm,  while embracing the collaborative and supportive culture often found in smaller firms. You’ll experience our employee-centric culture that strives to offer a healthy work-life balance, great employee benefits, and a mindset of continuous learning.


SSOE is looking to hire an Instrumentation and Controls Design Engineer to join our team. You will have the opportunity to participate in the design of state-of-the-art industrial and high-tech manufacturing facilities for the world’s leading high-tech companies.


Our I&C Design Engineers will be responsible for working within our design team to create and problem-solve exciting and complex designs that incorporate some of the latest design techniques, while ensuring that all specifications are met, and to ensure timely completion of projects.


  • Create and design a complete system or sub-system that meets the requirements of a project scope, customers requirements, and adheres to company standards. 
  • Analyzes sketches, notes and other input materials to determine and plan the best approach to prepare drawings.
  • May perform routine design calculations for the review of the project engineer/architect and prepares layouts.
  • Design projects that may include:
    • Establishing instrument locations and instrument loop diagrams.
    • Cable sizing for instrumentation and low voltage wiring.
    • Cable tray layout and sizing for instrumentation and low voltage wiring.
    • Schematics for power, control and shutdown circuits, as well as schematics for power and control.
    • DCS panel, PLC panel, junction box, and control layout and schematics.
    • Design of communication systems using, fiber optic cables, profibus and/or Ethernet.
    • AC and DC interconnects as well as conduit and cable schedules.
  • Works under supervision with work effort occasionally checked during progress and reviewed upon completion.
  • Perform field inspections and provide technical services for activities related to construction, equipment installation or modifications.
  • Ensure inherent process safety is adhered to on all projects.
  • Travel may be required.


  • High school diploma required. An Associate or Bachelor degree-tracked in engineering or architectural fields is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD (or other similar CAD programs) and Revit is required.
  • Demonstrated Instrumentation and Controls design or engineer experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Good written and verbal communication.
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $100,000+/year depending on location, education, experience, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.
  • Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, 401K, PTO, & paid holidays.



Why Choose SSOE?

With a history of stability spanning more than 70 years, we’ve continued to succeed in an industry of constant change and disruption. Our clients have consistently reported to us that our people are one of our greatest strengths and differentiators. At SSOE, we work to create a clear path to building your career with us. Throughout your career, you’ll be given the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects and be given training so you can deepen and extend your skills.


We look forward to having you join our team.


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