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Simulation Model Implementation Engineer at Emerson Electric Co in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational values—integrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation—inform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers.
Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, you’ll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.

If you are a Simulation Engineering professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you!  Based in our Pittsburgh, PA location, you will be a part of the Ovation Hi-Fidelity Simulator project to develop software applications and implement 1st principle power plant equipment model designs into Ovation.


  • Collaborate with mathematical model designers to integrate plant equipment model designs into the Ovation® environment

  • Implement the model equations in C/C++/C# code either manually or via the Matlab code generation tools

  • Support of project engineering teams in debugging software related issues.

  • Develop and maintain numerical solving mechanisms, processes and libraries

  • Produce design documents, UML diagrams, user documentation


You display a can-do attitude in good and bad times. You build and deliver solutions that meet customer expectations. You provide timely and helpful information to individuals across the organization. You understand internal and external stakeholder requirements, expectations, and needs.


  • Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, related engineering discipline or equivalent.

  • Strong experience in related software development

  • Outstanding C/C++ or C# development skills and experience

  • Knowledge of physics

  • Numerical Methods for solving differential/algebraic Equations

  • Knowledge of UML or equivalent design tools

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Team Foundation Server or equivalent source code control system

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States 


  • Masters degree

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in related software development

  • Knowledge of power plants

  • Knowledge of control theory and/or power plant control experience

  • Previous experience in simulation software development

  • Development of numerical intensive simulation/engineering/physics applications

  • Experience with Microsoft development tools and technologies, specifically .NET, C/C++/C#, is highly desirable

  • Experience with real-time control software development in an RTOS environment (VxWorks desired)

  • Knowledge of power plant simulator architectures and computing platforms


Our Commitment to Our People
We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership.
Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs:  medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more.  We provide employees flexible time off plans including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.
Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place.
Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson.

Work Authorization
Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
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