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Senior Controls Engineer

Bristol   •  £50000 - £60000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

Cranleigh STEM is recruiting a Senior Controls Engineer for an innovative, clean tech start-up on a full-time, permanent basis.

My client has developed a sustainable recycling technology for speciality materials and is looking for a self-motivated senior controls engineer with in-depth knowledge of PLC & HMI programming and electrical control systems to deliver custom electrical systems controlled both by PLCs and relay logic. The role will entail designing, programming, wiring, commissioning, and testing control systems.

The successful candidate will work closely with the R&D team, supporting ongoing research and development activities within the organisation. We are looking for a hands-on engineer with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills who can work with a diverse team of like-minded individuals who share a passion for sustainability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop PLC, HMI, and motion control software (Siemens + other proprietary software).
  • Responsible for all aspects of control systems design, from design of wiring schematics to commissioning, testing and final delivery.
  • Design, commission, and test electrical and software control systems, develop own testing regimes and schedules.
  • Emphasis on functional safety is essential, assess system designs against Performance Levels (PL) and Safety Integration Level (SIL) requirements and design control systems to meet relevant certification requirements.
  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve automation failures.
  • Develop and maintain process documentation such as manuals, user guides, testing schedules, written procedures, and SOPs.

Skills & Requirements:

  • A relevant BSc/BEng degree or above in science or engineering.
  • Extensive experience in controls engineering, exposure to a material handling, production, or processing environment.
  • Previous experience working with CAD packages (Inventor, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, CREO, OnShape or similar) is essential.
  • Proven knowledge of Industrial Controls principles.
  • Relevant programming experience in PLC, HMI, SCADA, and Motion Controller programming (Siemens + other proprietary control software).
  • Knowledge of electrical automation components and control system's wiring is essential.
  • Skilled with IT and the application of analytical techniques and mathematical skills.
  • Familiarity with applicable Engineering Standards, SOPs, H&S regulations, and CE/UKCA marking process.

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 (DOE)
Benefits: 28 Days + Bank holidays, up to 15% bonus, company pension contribution NEST, training & development opportunities.
Location: Bristol
Role: Full-time, permanent

Cranleigh STEM & Sustainability is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating, and valuing diversity, and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employment agency, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team.

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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 2770
  • Posted: 18th September 2023
  • Expires: 16th October 2023

Cranleigh Scientific

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