Junior Control Systems and Automation Engineer – Field Based 

  • Location:
    Derby, Derbyshire Derby, Derbyshire Derby, Derbyshire Derby, Derbyshire
  • Salary:
    c£35,000 / per annum D.O.E 
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Engineering Jobs
  • Deadline:
    April 2, 2025

Express Recruitment are proud to be supporting a highly reputable engineering consultancy in the East Midlands. Due to an ever-growing global client base, our client is seeking to expand their specialist team, with the addition of an eager and initiative-taking Engineer who is passionate about wanting to transition into a fully-fledged Control Systems & Automation Engineer.

The ideal candidate will ideally possess a general skillset working with PLCs and HMIs, whilst communicating directly with customers on simultaneous projects and providing full turnkey solutions.  

In return, you receive a generous salary package up to c£35,000, including 25days holiday plus stats, sick pay, flexible working hours, staff reward days, team bonding day trips, 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 8:00am to 4:00pm, 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, along with some weekend work.  

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Learn how to program PLC and SCADA for robotic systems from scratch  
  • Assist with 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 
  • Learn how to fully design control panels, structural machine designs and automated material handling equipment 
  • Liaise closely with Mechanical Design Engineers to review and approve final designs  
  • Attend consultations with customers to fully understand their bespoke specifications 
  • Assist with a broad range of electrical design projects from initial concept to completion 
  • Read and understand engineering drawings, general arrangement drawings and schematic diagrams 
  • Travel with a team of Engineers to customer sites, including in the UK and Europe  

Skills & Experience

  • Degree/HND/HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering  
  • Foundation knowledge of PLC/SCADA programmes, including fault finding and design  
  • Exposure to some of the following PLCs: Allen Bradley, Codesys, Omron, Mitsubishi, and Siemens S7  
  • Basic experience working with robotic systems, including ABB and Fanuc highly desirable 
  • General 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£35,000 per annum D.O.E 

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent 

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