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Working As A Lead Controls Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $87,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead Controls Engineer Do

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.

Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

Electronics engineers typically do the following:

  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications
  • Analyze customer needs and determine the requirements, capacity, and cost for developing an electrical system plan
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment
  • Evaluate systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure that they meet safety standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems in order to improve technical performance

Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in a variety of areas, such as aviation, computing, transportation, and manufacturing. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.

The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to do engineering tasks. Both types of engineers also must work with other engineers to discuss existing products and possibilities for engineering projects.

Engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers.

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How To Become A Lead Controls Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.

Education

High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Average Length of Employment
Principal Engineer 4.9 years
Controls Engineer 3.4 years
Controls Designer 2.9 years
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Average Yearly Salary
$87,000
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$63,000
Min 10%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$87,000
Median 50%
$122,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Bank of America
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Avg Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a Lead Controls Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Lead Controls Engineer in the United States is $87,988 per year or $42 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $63,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $122,000.

Real Lead Controls Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Subsea Controls Engineer Brunel Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 22, 2012 $365,400
Lead Subsea Controls Engineer Brunel Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $365,400
Lead Engineer-Magnetic Bearing Control Calnetix Technologies, Inc. Cerritos, CA Jul 18, 2016 $130,333
Lead Engineer-Magnetic Bearing Control FMC Technologies, Inc. Fullerton, CA Nov 01, 2013 $115,008
Senior Lead Controls Engineer Alstom Power, Inc. Windsor, CT Mar 14, 2016 $114,013
Lead Controls Engineer GE Packaged Power LP Alpharetta, GA Jan 28, 2016 $109,600
Lead Controls Engineer GE Packaged Power LP Alpharetta, GA Dec 10, 2015 $109,600
Lead Controls Engineer General Electric Company Alpharetta, GA Jan 28, 2013 $108,000
Lead Controls Engineer Eaton Hydraulics LLC Eden Prairie, MN Jan 04, 2016 $102,003
SR. Lead Electronic Controls Engineer R&E Automated Systems, LLC Macomb, MI Apr 21, 2016 $100,485
Lead Engineer-Magnetic Bearing Control Calnetix Technologies LLC Cerritos, CA Aug 24, 2015 $99,000 -
$120,000
Lead Power and Controls Engineer Earl Energy, LLC Durham, NC Sep 30, 2015 $96,512
Transmission Controls Engineer Lead IAV Automotive Engineering Inc. Northville, MI Oct 06, 2014 $95,000
Lead Controls Engineer General Electric Company-Infrastructure Greenville, SC May 12, 2011 $93,700
Lead Controls and Test Engineer LHP Software, LLC Erie, PA Sep 02, 2014 $92,000
Lead Controls Engineer Eaton Hydraulics LLC Eden Prairie, MN Jan 04, 2013 $91,428
Lead Engineer, Embedded Controls Eaton Corporation Southfield, MI Jul 14, 2016 $90,896 -
$125,000
Lead Engineer, Embedded Controls Eaton Corporation Southfield, MI May 07, 2016 $90,896 -
$125,000
Lead Engineer-Controls Engineering Mahle Powertrain, LLC Novi, MI Jul 01, 2010 $87,962
Lead Engineer-Firmware and Digital Controls Eaton Corporation Raleigh, NC Dec 01, 2011 $87,000
Lead Engineer-Firmware and Digital Controls Eaton Corporation Raleigh, NC Sep 08, 2012 $87,000
Lead Protection & Control Engineer ABB Inc. Raleigh, NC Feb 01, 2011 $85,719
P&L Business Control, Lead Engineer Bank of America N.A. New York, NY Nov 18, 2013 $85,000 -
$105,000
P&L Business Control, Lead Engineer Bank of America N.A. New York, NY Oct 08, 2014 $85,000 -
$105,000
Clutch Controls Lead Engineer Eaton Corporation Galesburg, MI Sep 14, 2010 $82,326 -
$121,900

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Top Skills for A Lead Controls Engineer

  1. Electrical Systems
  2. PLC
  3. HMI
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted analysis study to select the best option to migrate from company's proprietary PLC to an industry standard PLC platform.
  • Demonstrated Control System and HMI screen test functionality during customer Factory Acceptance Testing.
  • Worked with the modeling team to create simulation models to test and verify customized control logics.
  • Coordinate with project management team, construction contractor and automation contractor for DCS integration and commissioning efforts.
  • Maintained direct contact with client project management and maintaining agency project management.

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Top 10 Best States for Lead Controls Engineers

  1. California
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Texas
  4. New Mexico
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Washington
  7. Alabama
  8. Maryland
  9. New Hampshire
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Lead Controls Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

76.7%

Unknown

12.0%

Female

11.2%
Ethnicity

White

59.7%

Black or African American

11.8%

Hispanic or Latino

11.6%

Asian

11.5%

Unknown

5.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

Arabic

16.7%

Japanese

16.7%

Tagalog

16.7%
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Lead Controls Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.1%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

9.1%

Pennsylvania State University

9.1%

Auburn University

7.6%

Purdue University

6.1%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4.5%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

4.5%

University of Houston

4.5%

Oakland University

4.5%

University of Cincinnati

4.5%

Clemson University

4.5%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

4.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.0%

Louisiana Tech University

3.0%

University of Michigan - Dearborn

3.0%

Mississippi State University

3.0%

Florence-Darlington Technical College

3.0%

Ohio State University

3.0%

Boise State University

3.0%

University of Louisville

3.0%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

32.9%

Business

15.7%

Mechanical Engineering

10.2%

Engineering

5.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.6%

Aerospace Engineering

4.2%

Computer Engineering

3.2%

Finance

2.8%

Project Management

2.8%

Computer Science

2.3%

Information Technology

2.3%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.9%

Computer Information Systems

1.9%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.9%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.9%

Management

1.4%

Music

1.4%

Chemical Engineering

1.4%

Education

1.4%

Systems Engineering

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.6%

Masters

26.9%

Other

14.0%

Associate

6.4%

Certificate

2.7%

Diploma

1.9%

Doctorate

1.5%
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