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Date Added: Tue 11/06/2024

Controls Engineer

Sheffield, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum

The Role

We are seeking a talented Controls Engineer to assist with the design and optimisation of its Hydrogen production reactor and system. In this role, you will have technical ownership over PLC control systems which will be used to operate the Hydrogen reactor, compressors, sensors, valves and other key elements of technology. These systems will then be integrated into a compact and efficient containerised system. In particular, we are seeking someone with relevant experience with Hydrogen or similar ATEX applications.

The Electrical, Controls and Instrumentation Engineer will primarily be responsible for the design of PLC systems. The company has existing PLC and HMI code that the candidate can use as a basis for future work. Some specific duties and responsibilities will include:
* Working with operators to determine PLC/HMI requirements.
* Designing and implementing safe shutdown and ESTOP protocols.
* Determining and documenting control requirements in a user requirements specification (URS) which will be handed to a supplier who will implement the PLC.
* Working with vendors and other engineers to specify quotes for sensors and PLC components.
* Designing new online dashboards (using vendor software) to report data from PLCs for remote viewing.
* Designing remote access functions (using vendor software).
* Advising technicians to help with the fitting of components into the PLC system (e.g. generation of work instructions).
* Ensuring designs and built systems/components are compliant with relevant legislation/standards.
* Supporting other staff members in running equipment (e.g. helping with fault finding, datalogger analysis, evaluation of system performance, etc.).
* Assisting with fault-finding and root-cause analysis activities.
* Creating electrical single line diagrams for PLC systems (desired but not essential).

Qualifications, experience and skills
Essential requirements:
* Minimum 5 years working in an engineering environment.
* Minimum 2 years controls engineering experience
* Experience in relevant software packages for PLC and HMI coding.
Desirable qualifications/experience:
* HND or Batchelors degree (2:1) in electrical engineering (or similar) preferred,
* Previous experience working in a start-up.
* Experience in relevant software packages for electrical drawings creation.
* Previous experience working with Hydrogen or other flammable gases in an ATEX/Ex environment.

Preferred skills:
* Strong problem-solving skills.
* Structured/ organised methods of working and file management.
* Pragmatic and detail conscious.
* Adept at writing concise technical documents.

What we can offer you
* Pension - Employers pension contributions of 5% to accompany a 3% employees contribution
* Private Health Cover
* Holiday - 25 days holiday plus UK bank holidays
* Share option scheme
* Confidential counselling service via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Other details
* All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.
* UK travel and overseas travel may be required in order to cover attendance at training courses, occasional customer or supplier visits.

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