Automation Systems / Controls Engineer

Automation systems / Controls Engineer – Beckoff essential   Reference: TPS071  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Waterford, Ireland
JOB TYPE Contract (9 months)   DATE POSTED 22/01/2019
INDUSTRY Healthcare      
Client:  Systems Integrator focused on delivering automation, information technology / MES, and safety solutions.

End client; Medical Device manufacturer

Summary:  Suitable Automation Systems / Controls Engineer works with technical team members to maintain, repair, troubleshoot and develop systems architecture within allocated timeframes and cost constraints.


  • Provide PLC programming, Visions Systems, SCADA systems installation, networks, set-up, configurations, calibrations, troubleshooting and fault finding support.
  • Support design, buy-off, installation and validation of automated production lines.
  • Be willing to travel as necessary to support equipment buy-offs and training at vendor/customer sites.
  • Lead systematic technical root cause investigations.
  • Support manufacturing IT Systems architecture.
  • Drive continuous improvement projects.
  • Manage assigned project budgets, liaise with customers, contractors as required.
  • Develop systems equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Develop and deliver technical systems training.
  • Support all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/positions


  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent organisation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Systematic troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership of technical issue resolution.
  • Provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Programming experience: PLC, C++, SQL.
  • Good data analysis skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, experience of MS Project, MS Access.
  • CAD experience desirable
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SCADA Architect (WinCC OA)

SCADA Architect (WinCC OA)   Reference: TPS069  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION North region,  Germany
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months) DATE POSTED 10/01/2019
Client: International Automation Company

End Client; Oil & Gas, Pipeline project

Job Title: WinCC OA Systems Engineer


  • Development of complex / decentral WinCC OA (PVSS II) Systems
  • Development of SCADA concept from basic to detail design and its realization
  • Development of Frameworks, Libraries and project-specific WinCC OA design

Your profile

  • 5 years of project experience with WinCC OA (PVSS II)
  • Solid experience with the conception of large SCADA Systems
  • Experiences in the Oil & Gas industry would be ideal
  • Expert know-how for the following technical issues would be very beneficial
  • Distributed Server Architectures
  • Conception of large SCADA Systems o Disaster Recovery Systems
  • long range communication for SCADA Systems
  • Communication protocols like OPC DA/UA, IEC 60870-104, SNMP, Modbus, TCP/IP
  • Historical data acquisition with oracle databases
  • Experiences of working in teams (10)
 Charlie Burgess Recruiter 02081236574 UK Agency  Automation


2x Software Engineers (Multi-location)

Software Engineer   Reference: TPS068  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION 1xDublin, 1xCork, Ireland
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 09/01/2019
INDUSTRY Manufacturing      
Client; Industry leader in the provision of automation and machine vision systems to highly regulated, high-volume manufacturing and packaging environments.

Job Title; Software Engineer

The role of Software Engineer is all-encompassing, where you will be involved with the delivery of Machine Vision Systems and Bespoke Software Applications from the beginning (design) right the way through to the end (commissioning and validation) and all of the phases in between.

Reporting to the Software Architect, the Software Engineer requires a strong technical background and aptitude, and an ability to produce high-quality reliable code.


  • Execute full software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Be responsible for the design, development, installation, commissioning, documentation, testing & validation of the machine vision systems and bespoke applications.
  • Work as part of a team, liaise with internal and external (Client) personnel.
  • Adhere to all company and regulatory work practices
  • Maintain and improve existing codebases and peer review code changes
  • Document solutions by developing functional and software design specifications, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams
  • Investigate and use new technologies where relevant by continually updating technical knowledge and skills
  • The successful candidate will be involved in the design and delivery of all aspects of the company’s industrial vision and bespoke solutions


  • Relevant third level qualification(s) such as Bsc in Computer Science, BEng in Electronic Engineering.
  • Excellent knowledge of C# and the .Net Framework
  • Knowledge of web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS would be an advantage but not a requirement
  • Database experience, such as MS SQL Server
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to work collaboratively with multiple disciplines including in house Engineering, Operations, Quality and Product Development, partners and contractors, as well as customer IT and Operations groups.
  • You must be eligible to work in the EU (EU Citizen or existing work Visa)
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Security Controls Consultant

Security Controls Consultant Reference: TPS067  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION UK & Holland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months) DATE POSTED 09/01/2019
INDUSTRY Industial Automation
Client: Established leader in Industrial Control Systems security, providing organisations with the services and solutions they need to transform the way they procure, build, integrate and manage their critical infrastructures. Major cybersecurity player within the Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) Internationally.

Job Title Industrial Control Systems Security Consultant with strong experience in critical infrastructure sectors (Power, Oil&Gas, Transportation, Water, Manufacturing etc.) and a variety of cybersecurity disciplines including.

Industrial Automation and Process Control – Enterprise, IT and OT cyber security – Industry regulations including IEC 62443, NIST and other industry standards and regulations – Smart Grids and Digital Oilfields.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience in performing control systems risk assessments, and security awareness training for systems operators, owners and vendors
  • Expertise on developing industrial control systems security programs, and securing IACS network architecture
  • Experience with operational technologies such as Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) – Hands-on penetration testing and vulnerability assessment (White/Black Box) for mission-critical systems during FAT or SAT activities
  • Understanding of IACS security lifecycle and safety case – Fundamental understanding of IT and OT network communication protocols (For example – TCP/IP, UDP, OPC, IEC 101/104, Modbus, IEC 61850, WirelessHART, ISA100 etc.)
  • Active participation in design concepts and implementation strategies for various SIS, PLC and DCS systems to guarantee practical implementation of security standards
  • Understanding of contemporary and legacy security technologies used within a particular domain, such as Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Diodes, SIEM
  • Strong knowledge of networking technology (e.g. routers, switches, firewalls)
  • Must have the ability to quickly master, simplify, and communicate the value proposition of complex subjects to clients
  • Comprehend the customer’s business environment and suggest fit for ICS/SCADA security solutions
  • Perform pre-sales activities (e.g. proposals, presales calls, RFP responses)

Degrees & Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical field

Minimum of two years in industrial control systems security experience – Excellent consulting and communication skills

CISSP, OSCP, GICSP, CISM or CISA certification – Fluent in Dutch and English

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Delta V Engineer

Control System Engineer  Reference: TPS064  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION Germany
JOB TYPE Contract (24 months) DATE POSTED 03/01/2019
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical
Client; System Integrator providing turnkey Industrial Automation Solutions and focuses on delivering Process Control Systems & MES Systems for Pharma, Food & Beverages & Manufacturing Customers in Ireland & UK.End client; Irish Pharmaceutical’s corporation based in Cork

Requirement; Senior Automation Engineer with extensive knowledge on the Delta V system, you must be able to cover the full project life cycle on this project.

Responsibilities; You will be Reporting to the Lead Automation Commissioning Engineer, responsible for the full project life-cycle. Experience on migration projects highly desirable.

  • 5+ years’ Direct Pharmaceutical Automation experience
  • Delta V Experience 5+ years exp
  • Knowledge of S88
  • Software design experience Base layer to Phase
  • Knowledge of GMP
  • Change management Experience
  • AMS experience
  • Loop checking
  • Minimum 3 years Commissioning experience in a plant
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Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer   Reference: TPS063  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Ireland, Cork
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 03/01/2019
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical      
DESCRIPTION Office based      

Client; Engineering company focused on Process Automation delivery of Process Automation Solutions to Global Brands. Distilleries | Breweries | Blending Plants | Food Production | BioPharma.


End client; Pharmaceuticals corporation.




• Responsible for delivering automated solutions.

• Designing, coding and testing automation software solutions.

• Working closely with the Process Design Engineers and other project team members to meet key software delivery requirements and milestones.

• Design, develop and test software code in accordance with site coding standards and adherence to good engineering practice.

• Ability to read and understand P&IDs and Process Descriptions for various plants,       processes, and/or equipment.

• Design, program, implement, test and document process control applications.

• Understanding and implementing the validation life cycle for automated systems.




• Degree qualified, experienced automation engineer with a minimum of 3 years experience.

• Knowledge of Siemens and/ or Rockwell automation platforms.

• Experience with automation system implementation and validation.

• Experience in some the following: Automation applications from Siemens S7, Rockwell and/or Wonderware, PLC Controls, Siemens and/or Allen Bradley, WinCC, PCS7.

• Experienced in all of the following project phases: Requirements documentation, detailed design generation, implementation, system integration, testing and on-site commissioning.

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EPKS Application Engineer

Application Engineer (EPKS)    Reference: TPS050  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION Aberdeen, Scotland
JOB TYPE Permanent DATE POSTED 24/07/2018
Leading Engineering company in industrial automation, serving blue-chip process manufacturers globally.

Successful candidate is responsible for Interconnecting DCS Systems. The role requires installing, maintaining and configuring Honeywell and third party Distributed Control / SCADA Systems in the energy, chemical, pulp, paper, printing and manufacturing markets.

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Patching Engineer

Automation (Patching) Engineer   Reference: TPS043  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Ireland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 25/06/2018
Client; Established System Integrator delivering in the area of industrial automation Ireland. They offer 360 spectrum of related services including system development, upgrades, technical support, project management and validation consultancy.

End client environments are blue-chip, multinationals in the food & beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical and water treatment.

This client has an aseptic drug product operations facility, specialising in secondary manufacturing activities Formulation, Vial/Syringe Filling, Lyophilisation and Packaging. There is a strong culture of continuous improvement and innovation within this company to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives.

The Automation (Patching) Engineer has the technical responsibility for the patching and testing of automation systems for the purpose of maintaining Cybersecurity.

As a contract, the position offers excellent rates and the opportunity for a long term placement

Roles and Responsibilities:

· Assessment of latest windows security patches against vendor approved releases

· Testing of automation systems on development environments prior to releasing to production

· Scheduling of patching outages with production

· Periodically applying approved patches using centralised patch management tools

· System Readiness Testing of production systems prior to handback for commercial manufacturing

· Attend regular team meetings to inform stakeholders of progress

· Reporting of progress to system owners and the wider IS team

· Regularly liaise with stakeholders to ensure effective communication on outages

· Adherence to GXP procedures on site in relation to all aspects of the position

Skills and Education:

Third level qualification in Electrical, Electronic, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or Equivalent
Min 2 years’ experience working with automated control systems preferably in the Life Sciences/ Pharma sector
SCADA experience with preference for GE iFix, Wonderware Intouch and Rockwell FTView SE
PLC experience with a preference for Siemens S7 and Allen Bradley PLCs
Experience in project managing automation projects and/or a portfolio of multiple projects simultaneously
Demonstrable experience of successful delivery of complex multidiscipline automation projects or products
Experience in managing system IT infrastructure would be an advantage
Recognised project management qualification such as APM, PMI or Prince2 is a plus

Get in touch with us for full brief on this position.


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Automation Engineer – Maidstone, Kent

Automation Engineer   Reference: TPS042  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION United Kingdom, Kent
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 04/06/2018
INDUSTRY Water Treatment / Distribution      
Client; Well established and reliable Systems Integrator in the Southern region. Extensive experience of all the major SCADA and PLC platforms – as well as many specialist or more niche programmable devices – and this pool of knowledge can be leveraged by any individual engineer or project team.

Job title: Control and Automation Systems – Senior Software Engineer

Main Responsibilities;

  • Actively participates in the whole life cycle of delivering projects, from start to finish.
  • Interface directly with customers and suppliers.
  • Produce the design documents.
  • Writes the test documents.
  • Perform testing with customers.
  • Prepares risk assessments and Method Statements
  • Carry out on-site commissioning.
  • Compile training manuals and runs customer training session.

Required Skill;

  • Demonstrate familiar and proficient experience with Wonderware’s System Platform (Archestra) software.
  • Familiar and proficient at writing code for the major brands of PLC and SCADA / HMI platforms, and an appetite to learn new technologies (Rockwell / Siemens).
  • Would be great, but not essential, to have good understanding of setting up, commissioning, and fault finding of industrial Ethernet networks.
  • 5+ years’ experience writing software and working directly with customers.

Client is operating out of 5 office locations in the UK so if you are open to this role but the location is not suitable please get in touch to learn more.

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Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer    Reference: TPS035  
SALARY €65 – €75 per hour LOCATION Netherlands, Rotterdam
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months) DATE POSTED 27/03/2018
INDUSTRY Infrastructure
Function; Senior Software Engineer PLC / SCADA

  • Siemens S7 As Software Engineer PLC Siemens S7 you are responsible for the automation of traffic systems.
  • Preliminary design, detailed design and execution design including the accompanying documentation based on the specifications.
  • Translate the implementation design into software for Siemens PLC (S7) and SCADA (WinCC-OA) systems.
  • During the project you are responsible for the offsets with external suppliers and for the commissioning of the systems at the customer. In case of calamities and / or malfunctions of the installations, you are available for aftercare.

Tasks / activities

  • Engineering of automation in traffic systems.
  • Making a preliminary design, detailed design and execution design including documentation. Translating implementation design into software for Siemens PLC and SCADA systems. Commissioning of systems on location.
  • Providing aftercare.

Job requirements

  • At least a completed HBO study in Electrical Engineering or Industrial Automation.
  • Relevant experience in technical automation.
  • Knowledge of PLC and SCADA systems.
  • An advantage is knowledge of CCTV, Audio, Failsafe PLCs and networks.


 Recruiter Charlie Burgess 0208 432 6080