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Date Added: Thu 16/03/2023

Senior Controls Engineer

Plymouth, PL1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £40000 - £60000/annum + excellent benefits & progression


Our client is a well-established specialist in the Design and Manufacture of Industrial Automation, bespoke Special Purpose Machinery and Process Control Systems. Their talented multi-discipline team of Automation, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers work on many fast-paced and unique projects for blue chip international customers in a wide range of sectors including Food, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Automotive and General Manufacturing for a number of existing leading industrial brands.


Due to continued business growth and expansion, they are seeking a Control Systems Design Engineer to play a key role in the design and delivery of challenging technical client projects.

This position is high profile within the business and will suit an experienced Control / Electrical Design Engineer who thrives in a fast moving and rapidly changing environment - capable of managing end-to-end projects through their lifecycle from concept through to design and manufacture.

Key Responsibilities:

As well as Project Management and hands-on Control System Design, responsibilities will include:

* Developing effective cross-functional relationships and appropriate ways of working with both the electrical and mechanical elements of the business.

* Researching & recommending potential new technologies, processes and ways of working that could be beneficial to the company to optimise performance, quality and profitability.

* Ensuring, where appropriate that customer specifications and delivery requirements are fully evaluated and agreed with customers, both internal and external.

* Effective self-management to achieve agreed targets.

* Negotiating and procurement of materials, as appropriate in line with the proposal and customer requirements.

* Communicating any issues that may hinder the achievement of agreed targets.

* Installing, commissioning, servicing and supporting projects at customers' premises both in the UK and overseas.

* Ensuring that documentation is produced and completed in a timely and appropriate manner.

* Ensuring that agreed performance, quality, cost and delivery targets are met.


• An experienced Control System Design Engineer with a background within similar industry(s).

• Proven ability to work autonomously, prioritise and meet deadlines effectively.

• Passionate and driven, with the desire to produce and deliver work/projects to the highest standards.

• Adept at using either AutoCAD, Eplan or similar.

• Able to produce PLC and HMI programmes for one or more of the following Programming packages, i.e. Siemens, Rockwell, Mitsubishi, Omron, Schneider, Bosch etc.

• Experience of SCADA and PC based programming languages i.e. Wonderware InTouch, WinCC, LabVIEW etc. would also be advantageous.

• Team player with the ability to mentor more junior members of the team.

Applicants must speak good/fluent English and be cleared to work in the UK
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