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BSI Engineering Instrumentation Designer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Instrumentation Designer

The Instrumentation and Control Department Designer is a key role at BSI Engineering. The Designer?s primary responsibility is to create or revise panel designs and CAD drawings. The position is expected to coordinate all aspects of the required drawing design of a project. The Designer will work closely with the Department Discipline Lead and other Instrumentation Engineers in the Department.


  • Ensures quality and technical accuracy of project deliverables by following the BSI Standard Operating Procedures and Client Standards

  • Self performs in the design of instrument panels & power distribution wiring, design of conduit plans, design of I/O and Loop drawings, compiling design packages, reviewing Instrument Specs for wiring details, development of Cable Schedules, Instrument & drawing lists, development of Bus Networks, and compiling Cut Sheets used in the back checking of packages

  • With minimal supervision, performs or ensures all the necessary calculations and design effort to prepare drawings and deliverables

  • Identifies necessary content for a complete design drawing package

  • Ensures discipline's design is accurate and coordinated within the 2D drawings and/or 3D model and/or site scans

  • May assist in checking Instrument packages

  • Will read and update P&IDs for the project

  • Assists in the design of Installation Details

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

  • May participate in multi-discipline squad checks of deliverables before issuance

  • Strives to achieve the targeted billability goals for position

  • Maintains a current proficiency in AutoCAD and modeling tools


  • Associate (Electrical or Chemical) Engineering Technology Degree and/or Computer Drafting and Design Degree preferred but not required; High School Diploma required

  • 3-5 years of industry experience

  • Licenses & Certifications are desired, but not required

  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Revit

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Good presentation skills

  • Strong decision-making and skills

  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks

  • Proficient in Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word

  • Strong Base knowledge of NEC Codes

  • Familiar or exposed to Navisworks

  • Proficient in Heat dissipation, Network Bus length and Power Supply & UPS sizing calculations

  • Detailed knowledge and experience in designing multiple grounding systems within a DCS / PLC control system

  • Proficient in wireway and tray fill calculations

  • Proficient in terminal block assignments

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


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