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BSI Engineering Operational Technology (OT) Automation Engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio

Operational Technology (OT) Automation Engineer

Our Automation and OT team is successful at ?Greenfield? projects, or retrofit, as well as legacy replacement projects. We typically start with a standard methodology and then modify the approach according to the customer/project needs. We are experienced at executing multi-platform, multi-site projects as well as implementing much smaller solutions. The BSI team will work with clients throughout the entire process to make sure the modern technologies and processes are understood to maximize productivity and efficiency. As technologies and automation options continue to develop, it is important that your company and facilities stay current with the latest developments to meet demand and increase efficiency.


  • Gathers field data and develops and supervises the use of design criteria document(s) to meet the project objectives

  • Ensures quality and technical accuracy of project deliverables

  • Follows the BSI Standard Operating Procedures and Client Standards

  • Perform concept development, design, and analysis for projects including: controls platform selection; controls wiring diagrams, plan drawings, panel elevations, elementary diagrams,

  • Perform startup and commissioning for projects including: I/O checkout; program loading and checkout; perform function checks of program, failure modes, alarming, and safety relaying; troubleshooting; and operator and engineering training

  • Performs or ensures all the necessary calculations and design effort to prepare deliverables

  • Ensures discipline's design is accurate and coordinated with other departments

  • Coordinates work with Engineers and delegates/coordinates work with Designers on a project

  • Establishes and manages discipline?s engineering schedule and budget objectives on assigned projects

  • Writes project-based documents; including but not limited to studies, project notes, scope, close-out reports

  • Participates in construction support, startup and commissioning efforts

  • Identifies individual training needs and goals, receives training from others and may attend outside seminars and mentors? others

  • Interfaces with other design discipline counterparts and project management

  • Interfaces with client as primary point of contact for your discipline

  • Considers other disciplines and overall project requirements during the project lifecycle

  • Participates in interactive planning sessions to ensure scope, schedule, costs and quality are aligned to project objectives

  • Participates in multi-discipline squad checks of deliverables before issuance

  • Provides discipline specific technical advice

  • Identifies and communicates scope change for discipline

  • Strives to achieve the targeted billability goals for position

  • Represents BSI at conferences or other outside functions in a professional manner

  • Provides direct, timely feedback to supervised team members and peers


  • 5+ years of industry experience

  • PLC Programming experience

  • HMI Programming experience

  • Experience with VMware, specifically ESXI and/ or Workstation

  • Experience configuring network switches

  • VMware Certification, preferred, but not required

  • CISCO Certification, preferred, but not required

  • Familiar with ISA/ Cyber Security guidelines

BSI Core Values

  • Ethical ? you operate in a professional manner and follow good moral standards

  • Honest ? you are trustworthy and truthful

  • Respectful ? you treat others with respect regardless of their position or your own

  • Service ? you have a serving mindset and look for ways to help (both clients and coworkers)

  • Positive Attitude ? you look for the best qualities in those with whom you work, that you take on challenges willingly, and approach issues and communications in a positive way

  • Accountable ? you can be counted on by others and you take ownership of your responsibilities

  • Continuous Learning ? you are willing to take the time to learn new skills

  • Takes Initiative ? you look for opportunities to do more

  • Cooperative ? you have the ability to get along with others and help them succeed

  • Stewardship ? you are good steward of company and client finances

  • Safety ? you are expected to protect yourself and others. Learn and follow appropriate safety practices

  • Resourceful ? you will proactively look for creative solutions

About BSI

By forming strategic alliances with others who share a similar vision, BSI Engineering is now capable of providing full service consulting and detailed design, design-build, or EPCM services catered to meet any budget or schedule. Our mantra is: ?Serve the client, satisfy the employee? and the rest will take care of itself.? More than anything, we believe if we attract the most service-oriented professionals in our industry, then we will truly be seen as best in class by all those who make use of the services we offer. For more details, check out our website at


  • Cincinnati, OH (Headquarters)

  • Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Chicago, IL