Daniel Ennis

Daniel J. Ennis
2926 Woodrow Ave. • Glenside, PA 19038 • 267-567-4395 • djennis2000@gmail.com


A position as a Senior Instrumentation & Controls Design Consultant where my extensive experience in design, software integration, and controls engineering will enable me to deliver continued superior results.


Comprehensive background in instrumentation & controls design engineering and software integration, with proven ability to improve efficiency and quality, standardize procedures, and consistently deliver projects on time or ahead of schedule. Special expertise in SCADA and plant control system design, HMI and PLC programming, and technology evaluations. Excel at preparing specifications, contract drawings, process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), panel layout drawings, wiring diagrams, instrument lists, I/O lists, RFP responses, and installation details. Superior familiarity with cyber-security design, instrument calibration and repair, workforce management, and asset management. Strong background in the water and wastewater sectors, with additional experience monitoring and controlling elements in the power monitoring, HVAC, security, and fire protection areas. Adept at preparing reports and presentations. Highly familiar with OSHA, ISA, IEEE, and MasterFormat standards.

Professional Experience:

EMA, Inc., Trevose, PA, 2007 – 2016
Senior Engineer
• Carried out all phases of instrumentation and controls design for clients of this multi-national consulting firm. Member of the Engineering Practice Group, primarily supporting water and wastewater clients.
• Performed SCADA and plant control system integration (programming) for Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).
• Served as a Design Engineer, Project Manager, and Technical Expert on various projects.
• Contributed to the success of workforce management, asset management, and security assessment and planning initiatives for utilities and municipalities.
• Supervised and trained junior engineers on projects. Worked on up to 5 projects simultaneously.
• Developed project plans and schedules, assessment reports, scopes of work, design cost and construction cost estimates, existing condition and special construction specifications, instrument specifications and lists, I/O lists, detailed functional descriptions, and communications & network specifications.
• Created P&IDs, SCADA architecture diagrams, panel layout drawings, wiring diagrams. Performed shop drawing reviews. Prepared location plans and installation details. Developed SCADA master plans.
• Responded to client RFPs and contractor RFIs, conducted technology evaluations and comparisons, and authored master plans, security assessments, and factory acceptance/field acceptance reports.
• Designed control system logic configurations and graphic interfaces, evaluated technical bids, managed vendor contracts, approved vendor drawings, and performed and verified design calculations.
• Worked with clients on scope development, factory and field acceptance testing, field investigations, on-site HMI configuration, software and field radio path testing, and construction inspections.

Selected Projects & Accomplishments:
• Prepared progress reports, HMI graphical and functional standards, technology evaluations, and proposals.
• Facilitated contract wins by introducing HMI and PLC integration capabilities to the Philadelphia office.
• Enabled added revenue growth through superior performance that lead to additional contracts.
• Team lead for a SCADA design and implementation project at Tidewater Utilities. Delivered a solution for monitoring and control of 30 water treatment facilities in Delaware using licensed and unlicensed radio, T1, and cable modem communications. Performed HMI programming and oversaw programming staff.
• Led a team of 5 that carried out the design of a wastewater treatment plant process control system (PCS) and integrated SCADA system for 23 remote pumping stations for Rockland County Water Authority. Performed and oversaw evaluation, design, and construction administration.
• Designed a PCS and SCADA upgrade encompassing 4 South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority water treatment plants, a central monitoring station, and a disaster recovery backup station. Performed detailed design work to retrofit existing control panels to include new PLCs, network hardware, and electrical components. Conducted a detailed analysis of hardware, software, and system configuration options for the client. Completed design and secured a construction contract.
• Project Engineer for the New York City Bureau of Wastewater Treatment’s Citywide Collection Facilities Integrated SCADA System project. Performed quality assurance, cyber-security evaluation, and redundant wireless communications testing for a SCADA system encompassing 244 locations.

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Schoor DePalma, Freehold, NJ, 2001 – 2007
Project Engineer
• Performed instrumentation and controls design for the Environmental Group at this large, regional consulting firm. One of only 2 instrumentation and controls specialists for the company.
• Served as a Project Manager and additionally carried out electrical design work.
• Prepared assessment reports, design and construction cost estimates, specifications, instrument lists, I/O lists, P&IDs, SCADA architecture diagrams, panel layout drawings, wiring diagrams, location plans, installation details, RFI responses, shop drawing reviews, factory and field acceptance reports, and more.
• Designed control system logic configurations and graphic interfaces. Performed and verified design calculations. Worked closely with clients throughout project phases.
• Authored and delivered proposals and presentations. Participated in scope development, progress meetings, technical meetings, and design workshops.
• Created progress reports, work proposals, situation assessments, and technical presentations.
• Carried out field investigations and acceptance tests. Performed on-site HMI, PLC, touchscreen panel, and DeviceLink network configuration, field radio path testing, and construction inspections.

Selected Projects & Accomplishments:
• Facilitated revenue growth by recommending that the company introduce integration work as a service offering. Served as the sole integration specialist.
• Team Lead for the construction phase of a PCS design and implementation project for the Township of Ocean, NJ. Designed and implemented a plant process control system (PCS) for a 7.5 MGD plant and carried out all PCS programming, including redundant iFix servers, redundant PLCs in 4 control areas, a touchscreen panel HMI, fiber optic network, and more. Also performed shop drawing reviews, inspections, startup services management, and client/contractor coordination.

CAREER NOTES: Previously held the position of Project Engineer at Killam Associates. Designed SCADA and instrumentation systems for water and wastewater clients. Developed risk assessment and management plans.


Bachelor’s in Environmental Science/Bachelor’s in Environmental Engineering (Bioresource Engineering Program), Rutgers University, Cook College & the College of Engineering, New Brunswick, NJ

Licenses & Certifications:

Professional Engineer (Controls), Pennsylvania
Active NCEES record

Technical Skills:

MS Office, Wonderware Archestra, InTouch, GE iFix, GE Machine Edition, Oracle, VirtualBox, Rockwell RS Logix, AutoCAD, RF Path Study, OPC Factory Server, Win 911, Vision, various radio configuration applications

  • Updated 6 years ago

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