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Manager, Instrumentation & Controls Engineering


Morristown, NJ
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Manager, Instrumentation & Controls Engineering
Job ID 6081           
Morristown, NJ
Full-Time Regular
Technical Degree
More than 10 years

Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta's facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

To learn more about how Covanta's facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, visit Information on our facilities is available at For career opportunities, visit Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As the Manager Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Engineering, this position will offer the opportunity to work  with facility operating personnel and corporate engineers in a variety of I&C related design and modification activities. Specifically, the Manager of I&C will have responsibilities in two primary areas:

  1. Supporting the ongoing technical needs of a fleet of forty one (41) operating Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities. Responsibilities include coordinating all activities in executing controls system upgrades, replacing obsolete systems, as well as in investigating, trouble-shooting and solving a wide variety of controls engineering hardware and software issues.

  2. Providing engineering guidance and oversight to new facility design and construction efforts. Responsibilities include interfacing closely with third party engineering firms in developing control system architecture, specifications, control strategies Binary and SAMA diagram logic.  Additionally, the position is responsible for providing field construction support, instrumentation installation compliance, as well as start-up and commissioning support

    of Process Control Systems.

In both areas, the successful candidate will coordinate and lead all efforts to ensure that projects are properly designed and installed to comply with all specifications and facility requirements and to ensure that they are completed on time and on budget.  A strong emphasis on I&C innovation and incorporating plant automation strategies for purposes of improving plant operations and reducing costs are highly desired for this position.   

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.

  • Ability to work in an industrial power generation environment.

  • A minimum of 10 to 15 years of work experience in the design of I&C systems for power plants with a focus on system modifications and replacements at existing facilities.

  • Familiarity with specification of power plant field instrumentation.

  • Familiarity with P&ID’s and control logic descriptions.

  • Understanding of ISA Standards and Recommended Practices, SAMA analog logics, ISA digital logics, power plant control system design.

  • Familiarity with DCS, PLC and PC based SCADA systems.

  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication and analytical skills.

  • Strong PC skills including MS-office.

  • Mentoring of other engineers.

  • Approximate travel - 30%.