Ref: PTR18/177

Location: Northamptonshire

Description: Experienced Senior Controls professional required for market leading automation solutions provider.

Salary: to c£46k + car + generous benefits package

Our client is recognized as one of the UK’s market leaders in the area of automated materials handling solutions, and as a result of an ongoing program of strategic growth and development, they are now looking to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic and highly self motivated Senior Controls Engineer to complement their respected and established team. Reporting to the Control Systems Team Leader, the successful Senior Controls Engineer candidate will be responsible for leading a project team of Control Systems Engineers (typically up to 3 reports) and undertaking the specification, design and commissioning of control systems for the complete range of client projects. 

As a Senior Controls Engineer, you will design, plan and develop Siemens PLC based control systems (including associated hardware on occasions) and produce accurate and complete specifications, costings and time plans for each assigned project, whilst ensuring the delivery of control systems in line with specification, budgetary and timescale constraints. Additionally, you will mentor the existing team of Control Systems engineers to develop their own key technical skills. You will develop and test the PLC control software before following projects through to on site commissioning at customer premises. 

You will assist both the installation and projects departments to ensure that the control system solution meet their designed and contracted specification, investigating and correcting on site problems with electrical/ electronic hardware/software where required, and supporting the go live phase of the project cycle. 

With exceptional technical and communication abilities to allow participation in design planning and internal / external meetings as required, this is an exciting opportunity for a capable and experienced Senior Controls Engineer to develop effective control systems supported by accurate and relevant documentation, and in accordance with budget, cost and agreed timescales and promote a professional on site image during commissioning and testing, whilst maintaining an up to date knowledge of industry trends and innovations and continually improving efficiency within a globally renowned business, suiting an experienced individual with essential demonstrable Siemens PLC experience and the flexibility to travel internationally for up to 4 months every year where required (so a full driving licence is also a prerequisite for the position). 

Contact The Controls Team at Premier Technical Recruitment on 01827 68400 or email your cv in the strictest confidence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.


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