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Applications Programmer

Company: HDR
Location: Carolina Beach
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Job Description:

The Junior Applications Programmer will have responsibility for, programming, testing, implementing and commissioning the control system as designed. The applications programmer will be responsible for coordination of the control system with the Design team, construction team and Client.

The individual must have proven experience in PLC logic and HMI integration in any of the following PLCs (Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE, etc.) and HMIs (FactoryTalk, Wonderware, iFix, etc. ). Must be able to create and read logic and P&ID diagrams for program design, programming, simulation, testing and startup. Experience with logic auto-generation from templates is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in programming as well as the ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices, as well as provide detailed documentation upon project completion. This person will be the project applications engineer and may be responsible to lead project task activities.

The primary duties for the Junior Applications Programmer will include:
Programming the project control system as defined by the project scope - SCADA, PLC, HMI, Historian, Communications hardware, etc.
Manage project tasks within scope budget and schedule
Coordinate with Design, Construction and Start-up team leader for project control system
Download, test and document control system programs and communication systems as defined in scope
Participate in field testing and commissioning of the control system

Must be willing to travel as necessary. Duration of travel and frequency of travel will depend on project/HDR needs.



  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or Computer Engineering. Associate Degree in Engineering with appropriate experiences will be considered.
    • Minimum of 2-5+ years' experience for degree or 5 years for associate degree in process control system programming - Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controllers(PLC's), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Operator Interface Terminals(OIT's), Industrial communication networks set up and testing and assistance in start up and commissioning
    • Experience working in the water and wastewater facilities, Oil Gas industry, Power generation and Distribution, Mining and other industrial facilities
      • Excellent communication, leadership and planning skills, and ability to thrive in a team environment. Position requires very strong skills in preparing client presentations, project memoranda and reports
      • Attitude and commitment to being an active participant of employee-owned culture
      • Preference given to local candidates

        Why HDR

        At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Keywords: HDR, Wilmington , Applications Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , Carolina Beach, North Carolina

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