Senior Controls Engineer

Posted 2 years ago

Location: Coventry

Job Description

Our Client is the UK leader in bespoke solutions to the Metrology market with both UK and Global customers. Due to retirement, we are seeking an experienced Senior Controls Engineer to join their design team based in the Coventry office.

From one-off fixtures to fully automated measurement systems, our client meet the simplest or most complicated measurement challenge. Our client boasts a high profile customer base across the Aerospace, Automotive and Orthopaedic industries but also serve many other sectors.



The Senior Controls Engineer will focus on the design of Control Systems. You will work with the Controls Manager and alongside the Mechanical Design Engineers and Technicians on a daily basis as projects are taken from the initial concept through to testing and then delivery. This will encompass all activities throughout the design process including:

  • Understanding and interpreting customer requirements
  • The invention of novel ideas (concepts) to meet customer requirements
  • Critical appraisal of yours and others designs within the design team to ensure robustness of design
  • Support of technicians in the assembly and testing of your designs
  • Windows software design in C++
  • PLC software design in Siemens TIA Portal
  • Electrical system design and layout using ePlan electrical software
  • Work from documentation to create cables, build electrical units, build and test PC systems and occasionally wire cabinets


Key requirements

  • You’ll hold an HND/Degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Have appropriate experience in Windows C++ software design
  • Have appropriate experience in electrical systems design
  • Have appropriate experience in the integration of software with control systems
  • Experience of fault finding on electrical and electronic systems
  • Good general engineering understanding and knowledge
  • An aptitude for problem solving and the ability to develop solutions for complex problems
  • Effective communicator at both a technical and project level to all stakeholders
  • Excellent organisation skills and a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Have excellent IT skills


Desirable requirements

  • Have experience in PLC software design
  • Have experience in electronic design
  • Have experience of CE marking
  • Have experience of schematic capture and PCB layout
  • Have experience of industrial networking (Profinet or other protocols)


Employment Type

  • Permanent
  • Full time

Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering

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