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Senior PI Architect/Engineer in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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A global information technology consulting, services, and products company is seeking a Senior PI Expert/Architect Engineer for a direct hire role.


PI system (OSIsoft) expert/architect will help to design and implement PI system structures and oversee IT/OT system integration solutions and developments.

This role includes the translation of customer business needs into technical specifications, the overall and detailed design of PI system and its software elements.

The Expert (SME) in OSI PI should have in-depth extensive experience with the OSIsoft PI System, Control Systems and Process Analysis and the use of same in Process Control and Automation. The OSIsoft PI SME should be highly motivated, an innovative thinker, with excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Our ideal candidate should have the ability to independently lead related projects as well as take part of the implementation. Also has interdisciplinary IT knowledge, software development and industry domain expertise in Oil & Gas, Utility and Manufacturing.

Suggest, evaluate and select appropriate hardware and software implementations, integration methods.

Preparing technical and user documentations: Functional specification, Design docs, Delivery plan, User and Admin manuals, as-Built, …)

Support Sales initiatives & Travel as per requirements

Represent at conferences


Minimum 12+ years of Deep OsiSoft and component knowledge.

Knowledge of PI system architectures and capabilities

Experience in installation, configuration and administration of PI servers

Experience in installation and configuration of PI interfaces/connectors

Familiarity with building PI AF asset structures with AF asset analytics, PI Event Frames and PI Notifications

Knowledge of PI Vision, experience of building displays

Knowledge of PI client applications, experience with use cases

Other technical requirements:

Experience in IT system integration, design and development including strong familiarity with IT infrastructure and networks (PCN)

Solid knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and Microsoft server technologies (e.g. domain concept, IIS, MS SQL, …)

Familiarity with process control systems, industry protocols, ERPs, networks, relational and real-time databases

Skills and experience in software development, scripting, data science, data visualization

Asset Templates definition to support data from various sources including Time Series Data (i.e. PI), Static Data (i.e. Equipment Name Plate), and Third-Party Data (i.e. SQL Server, Oracle); including experience of Efficiency Analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and Key Quality Characteristics (KQC)