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Controls & Software

£60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits

Job Ref: 32441

Automation and Robotics

General Engineering and Manufacturing

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Principal Controls Engineer

A Principal Controls Engineer with experience of material handling applications, such as robotics, conveyors, and/or end of line equipment, is required to lead a team of controls engineers for automation projects throughout the UK.

The position of Principal Controls Engineer will include:

  • PLC & HMI Programming and commissioning using Siemens, and/or Rockwell PLCs
  • Safety PLC design and integration.
  • Function Block (FBD) and Structured Text (ST) and development of Functional Design Specifications (FDS)
  • Devise and implement control standards in line with customers or in house specifications.
  • Specify the control system for automated projects.
  • Lead a small team of Controls Engineers in the UK and a couple overseas.
  • Drive controls projects effectively, providing up to date timeline forecasts against each project and strive to have contingency measures in place if projects start to slip.
  • Work closely with project managers, design teams and the customer throughout the project

The suitable candidate for Principal Controls Engineer will need to possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Technical qualification in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Control System Engineering or Mechatronics, is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Siemens S7 and Rockwell PLCs is highly advantageous.
  • Experienced with PLC Programming and Commissioning for material handling applications including robotics, conveyors, pneumatics and vision systems.
  • Current, or prior experience in a leadership role is preferred, or ready for the next step.

If you have the required qualifications and experience for this position of Principal Controls Engineer and you want to work for a fast growing, and established manufacturer & integrator of automated technology, then please click on the link to apply. In return our client offers a very attractive remuneration, and exciting career advancement opportunities for the right person.