Automation Project Manager

Midlands Permanent

Project Manager – Staffordshire – Permanent – Automation / Systems Integration / Variable Speed Drives – £45-50k + bonus + 8% pension contribution

Samuel Frank Associates require an experienced Project Manager to join a successful System Integrator in Staffordshire The successful Project Manager will manage a range of PLC / SCADA based projects across multiple sectors. The ideal background for this requirement is that you’ve worked for a system integrator as a Project Manager for at least 5 years and have delivered industrial automation projects ideally involving variable speed drives.

The successful Project Manager will be involved in managing a wide range of projects including software projects, control systems including PLC, SCADA and industrial safety systems. Skills in PLC, SCADA systems are essential, you will not be expected to configure / code these systems, however, knowledge of these technologies is key in managing and delivering projects.

Key aspects of the Project Manager role include;

  • Experience with systems which include some or all of: PLCs, variable speed drives (AC & DC), SCADA, HMIs, high level communications networks etc.
  • Automation industry experience
  • Management of the complete lifecycle of automation projects
  • Experience of the complete project lifecycle including; tendering, design and test specifications, FAT, installation, commissioning and customer documentation
  • Experience with machinery safety legislation and application (BS EN ISO13849)

Specific packages the client use/deliver projects using include;

  • Siemens S7/1500 & S7/1200 and TIA Portal
  • Rockwell Automation RSLogix500 & RSLogix5000
  • Legacy PLC systems and programming packages (e.g. Gem80, Siemens S5, AB PLC5)
  • Legacy drive systems (e.g. GEC/Alstom Gemdrive, Control Techniques Mentor/Mentor II)
  • ABB & Siemens drives range

The client’s offices are easily commutable from most of Cheshire and parts of Staffordshire including places such as Crewe, Northwich, Macclesfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke, Leek and Congleton. 

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