Senior Controls Engineer

Midlands Permanent

Senior Controls Engineer – West Midlands – Permanent - £40-55k DOE – Limited Site Work

Samuel Frank Associates is looking for a Senior Engineer with a strong background in controls & automation. The Senior Controls Engineer will need experience of managing and delivering large control system projects involving automation, drives & PLC systems. This opportunity could suit a Senior Controls Engineer who’s looking to spend less time travelling/on customer site and more time leading, coordinating and delivering projects from base.

The position has plenty of scope for development and could form a management level in between the company directors and the controls team.

The successful applicant is likely to have experience of designing control and variable speed drive systems in industries such as metal production, printing and/or paper, manufacturing etc. Other industry experience will also be considered.

The role of Senior Controls Engineer will include –

  • Leadership of a controls project team
  • Responsibility for project delivery
  • Inspire & implement cultural improvement, creating a positive, high performance ethos
  • Mentor, develop and coach Engineers
  • Report to board of Directors

The successful Senior Controls Engineer will need to have –

  • Large project delivery experience
  • A charismatic, inspirational demeanour
  • First class people skills
  • Degree qualified in relevant Engineering discipline

The successful Senior Controls Engineer is likely to have experience of designing hardware ( EPLAN or AutoCAD ) and PLC systems for inverter drives supplied by some/all the following vendors – Siemens, Control Techniques, Rockwell and ABB. The clients’ core business activities are the design, manufacture and commissioning of drive and control systems which incorporate variable speed drives, PLCs and SCADA systems.

PLC experience is likely to include Siemens S7 and/or Rockwell ControlLogix. The client requires the successful hire to have at least a Degree and to be ideally working towards Chartered status.

There is a genuine career path and development plan for employees looking to further themselves in an environment where they can make a real difference in terms of projects and delivery. There is the potential for this person to ultimately become the Engineering Manager and potentially have shares in the business.

The client is based in the West Midlands and is easily commutable from the following places – Birmingham, Kidderminster, Redditch, Halesowen, Dudley, West Bromwich and Worcester.

If you would like to apply for the role, please send your CV for immediate consideration.

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