Controls Engineer

This is a brand-new role. We are looking for either an experienced Controls Engineer with an appreciation of Electrical Controls Design; or an Electrical Design Engineer with some experience of PLC Programming. This is an expanding Derby based Engineering company who offer Automation and Robotics solutions to Manufacturing facilities.

SALARY: Basic salary up to £45,000 dependent on your relevant experience

BENEFITS: Company Car paid over time on weekends for project work. In a unique situation you are allowed to bank any overtime accrued in the week, which you can then either take in lieu or sell back to the business towards the end of the calendar year.

LOCATION: Office based in the location of Derby with travel to UK customer sites where needed

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Derby, Burton Upon Trent, Loughborough, Nottingham, Lichfield, Tamworth, Chesterfield, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, Mansfield

JOB SPECIFICATION: Controls Engineer and Automation Engineer

Working on industrial projects directly with customers including:

1.PLC Programming with Schneider SoMachine and Siemens S7
2.Design of electrical control systems: control panel layouts, software design for PLC’s and HMI using EPLAN
3.The implementation of associated communication protocols
4.Test and debugging of complete control systems
5.Installation and commissioning of the finalised system
6.After sales support to the customer

Industry sectors: Manufacturing facilities including: automotive painting and adhesive coatings companies

REQUIREMENTS: Controls Engineer and Automation Engineer

·You will be a Qualified Electrical Engineer (apprentice trained) ONC or HNC in Electrical Engineering or you will have a B.Eng/M.Eng in Electrical / Mechatronics Engineering.

The two areas of expertise needed are: -

·A Controls / Automation Engineering background with the ability to program PLC’s
·A background in the Electrical Design of Control Panels / Systems

I am seeking a combination of the above experience, ideally with some project engineering background too; but you MUST be biased towards one of the above areas to be considered for an interview.

Specific Robotics programming experience would also be advantageous.

THE COMPANY - Controls Engineer and Automation Engineer

A well-established Derby based engineering company, who have grown organically over the last decade. We are involved from the initial concept, through design to the final installation and commissioning of bespoke Electrical Control Panels for Robotics and Special Purpose Machinery.

We offer bespoke Electrical and Mechanical Engineering solutions to volume manufacturers with offerings such as: the modification of plant equipment and processes, the designing of associated control panels and control systems. Some of this work could be in a hazardous manufacturing environment.


Good career progression and development for the right Controls Engineer. An opportunity to work towards an Engineering Management role if you want it. Formal training on specific PLC software and associated control systems if needed.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets and worked with the following products and/or services: Controls Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, Automation Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Controls Designer, Electrical Planning, Project Engineer, PLC Programmer, PLC programming

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant James Coull quoting Controls Engineer reference JAC14986 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683323 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.