Control Systems and Automation Engineer – Field Based

  • Location:
    Derby, Derbyshire Derby, Derbyshire Derby, Derbyshire Derby, Derbyshire
  • Salary:
    c£45,000 / per annum D.O.E
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Engineering Jobs
  • Deadline:
    May 20, 2025

Express Recruitment are proud to be supporting a highly reputable engineering consultancy in the East Midlands. Due to an ever-growing UK client base and exciting merger plans on the horizon, our client is seeking to expand their specialist team, with the addition of an initiative-taking, electrical bias, Control Systems Engineer.  

The ideal candidate will come in and hit the ground running, whilst communicating directly with customers on simultaneous projects and providing full turnkey solutions. Junior Controls Engineer will be considered by the client so long as some proven PLC part-programming experience can be demonstrated.  

In return, you receive a generous salary package up to c£45,000, including 33 days holiday, sick pay, flexible working hours, staff reward days, pension scheme and overseas travel opportunities.

This is a rare opportunity to join a rapidly growing and tech loaded organisation who provide opportunities for self-development, as a reward for hard work and dedication.  

The working hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, although some flexibility is on offer, depending on individual circumstances. Due to nature of the role, occasional UK and overseas travel to various client sites is required.  

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Program PLC and SCADA for robotic systems from scratch  
  • Conduct in depth PLC testing prior to test approval 
  • Compile accurate fault reports and ensure they are documented correctly 
  • Assist with plant layout designs and interpreting schematic diagrams 
  • Design control panels, structural machine designs and automated material handling equipment 
  • Liaise closely with mechanical design engineers to review and approve final designs  
  • Consult directly with customers in order to fully understand their bespoke specifications 
  • Maintain involvement across range of electrical design projects from initial concept to completion 
  • Read and understand engineering drawings, general arrangement drawings and schematic diagrams 
  • Travel to customer sites, including in the UK and Europe  

Skills & Experience

  • Degree/HND/HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering  
  • The ability to design PLC/SCADA programmes from start to finish highly desirable  
  • Proficient with Allen Bradley, Codesys, Omron, Mitsubishi, and Siemens S7 PLCs preferred  
  • Demonstrable design and programming knowledge of robotic systems, including ABB and Fanuc  
  • EPLAN P8 electrical systems design experience  
  • Broad product knowledge and understanding of control panels, material handling equipment, automated and plant machinery 
  • Full UK Driving Licence essential 
  • In date UK passport strongly preferable  

If you know you have the required skills and experience and would like to find out more, then please apply now!

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Vacancy Summary

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm 

Salary: Up to c£45,000 per annum D.O.E 

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent 

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