20 Years Undefeated
In Process Automation

Our reputation is built on ALWAYS solving the most challenging problems and delivering the highest level of system performance.


High CAPEX Projects Delivered

12850 hrs.

Fieldwork Hours


High OPEX Upgrades & Fixes

1000000 +

Process Tags

Message From Founder + CEO

Welcome To SURGE

For the last 20 years I’ve been involved in nearly every facet of the electrical instrumentation and automation industry. Worked client-side, service-side, served on the board of ISA and trained hundreds of engineers. I founded Surge in 2017 to scale the trust and expertise I built over the years to a larger organization and deliver broader, full turn-key capabilities.

SURGE is an engineering firm whose premium services are a best fit for more challenging IC&E, automation projects and 3rd party QA/QC. However, my door is always open to past and future colleagues so please don’t hesitate to connect or reach out!

Charlie Souza, MSc, PE, PMP, CAP
Founder + CEO

Solution Areas

Process Controls
& Automation

Safety Instrumented Systems

Industrial & SCADA Cybersecurity

& Electrical

Hands-on + White-glove + World-class

Automation Engineering Services

While we work on complex process automation projects all over the world - we have particular experience in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.

Complete Turn-key

From design to procurement, project management, installation, commissioning and startup.


Mitigate risk, accelerate completion on new projects. Expansions + Upgrades + Systems Integration.


Audit your systems to ensure max efficiency and performance. Minimize your carbon footprint.


Onsite and 24/7 remote support for post-installation monitoring and SCADA systems.

Integrated Control Systems (ICS)

Advanced Process Solutions

Fully integrated control systems and SCADA, HMI, RTU, PLC and DCS custom programming and panel building.

Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical (ICE)

Project Orchestration

OSHA/NEC Gap Analysis, Hazardous Area Classification and Load Calcs. Coordination and Arc-Flash Studies.

Industrial Cybersecurity Assessment

Automated Network Topology Probe

Automatically scan control systems and SCADA. Gather critical security data to assess vulnerabilities and harden security, Done with zero downtime.

Our Process

Initial Consultation

Request an initial meeting to determine project suitability for our team. If we're not a good fit, we'll point you in the right direction.

Needs Analysis

We fully investigate your process control and instrumentation needs to provide several solution options and a plan forward.

Deploy Solution

Based on our solution proposal, feel secure moving forward with a plan that suits your budget and timetable.

Industry Sectors Served

Oil & Gas Industry

Power Industry

Wastewater Industry

Government Industry


The Government Industry

SURGE can provide engineering design and services to meet the requirements of government contracts.

Industrial Wastewater

The automation of water treatment plants has now become a necessity. SURGE can help you improve operation conditions, plant performance, and operational safety.

The Power Industry

The electric power industry covers the generation, transmission, and distribution and sale of electric power to the general public and industry. From auditing power systems to automating processes, let SURGE add value to your operation.

The Oil and Gas Industry

SURGE Engineering prides itself in its deep knowledge and domain expertise in the oil and gas industry. This includes pipeline and gas processing, petrochemicals and refining, as well as upstream onshore and offshore applications.