PLC Engineer jobs

We specialise in PLC Engineer roles within the automation & control sector. This covers both contract and permanent assignments.

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PLC Engineering has been the cornerstone of our success. Since 2012 we've helped hundreds of PLC Engineers find a new employer or a new contract assignment to start. PLC Engineers we work with have been involved in almost every sector we've worked with; water treatment, manufacturing, materials handling, food processing, plant & cyber security, machine building, car manufacturing, the list goes on! We've represented PLC Engineers of all experience levels, from the recent graduate of Control Engineering ready to embark on a career as a Trainee Engineer to the PLC Engineer with 40 years industry experience so check out our vacancies for PLC automation engineers below.

PLC Software Engineer – East Lancashire

Permanent, East Lancashire

£38-43k + overtime for site working

Junior Controls Engineer – West Midlands

Permanent, Birmingham


Electrical Project Engineer – Special Purpose Machinery

Permanent, Near Blackburn


Junior Controls Engineer x 2 – South Yorkshire

Permanent, South Yorkshire


Control System Engineer – Derbyshire

Permanent, Derbyshire


Control System Engineer – Berkshire

Permanent, Berkshire


Control Systems Engineer – Cheshire

Permanent, Cheshire


Controls Engineer – Special Purpose Machinery

Permanent, Blackburn, Lancashire

£30-40k + overtime

Control and Automation Engineer

Permanent, Doncaster


Controls Engineer – Home Based

Permanent, Home Based - UK Wide


Siemens TIA Portal Systems Engineer

Contract, Manchester then the North East


Home Based Controls Engineer

Permanent, Home Based - UK Site Work


PLC Software Engineer

Permanent, Leeds or Warrington


Controls Engineers x 2

Permanent, West Midlands


Junior Controls Engineer

Permanent, Liverpool


PLC Software / Commissioning Engineer

Permanent, Derby


Control Systems Engineer

Permanent, West Birmingham


Controls Engineer

Permanent, Lancashire


PLC Commissioning Engineer

Permanent, Yorkshire, East Midlands


PLC Software Engineer

Permanent, Greater Manchester


Control System Engineer

Permanent, South Manchester


Controls Engineer

Permanent, Greater Manchester


Control & Automation Engineer

Permanent, South Yorkshire


Control System Engineers

Permanent, East Yorkshire


Skills needed

  • PLC Engineers typically spend their time working to a design specification, using packages such as the latest version of Siemens TIA Portal software or Rockwell’s ControlLogix offering, to configure and program a large system that requires high levels of availability, high performance communications or motion control for multi-axis applications for example. 
  • We have experience of placing PLC Engineers for every niche you can think of. This means PLC Engineers need to be able to adapt, work well under pressure often ensuring their code is easy to interpret using a logical structure. 
  • PLC Engineers often need transferable skills, they could be writing code for a Rockwell PLC that runs on Windows for an IoT based application for one client, then working on a specialist PLC that helps reduce commissioning times for another. 
  • We often work with formally trained PLC Engineers, who’ve attended the best courses Siemens or Rockwell have to offer. For some, lesser used PLCs such as the Beckhoff range or B&R PLCs are better suited to the niche they’re working in so they have gained certified user status from those vendors.