Controls Engineer

Vantage Consulting
16 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Controls Engineer


£35,000-£45,000 + package

I have a really exciting opportunity based in Northampton for an experienced Controls Engineer to work with an engineering SME specialising in the manufacture of materials processing equipment and energy from waste power generation.

The Role

You will be part of a small team of cross functional engineering specialists within the Process and Controls Engineering department. The team’s overall purpose will be to look at new concepts, introducing new technology to the company, implementing new developments, overseeing new projects and assisting the manufacturing department in Project delivery.

Reporting to the Process & Controls Manager, the Controls Engineer will be a key role and will be accountable for developing Functional Design Specifications, developing PLC / HMI software developments and designing controls systems across a broad range of projects.


* Working closely with the senior stakeholders of the business, to provide Controls engineering expertise for a broad range of projects and new product developments.

* Implement upgrades and improvements to existing Controls systems within the on-site Power Plant.

* Implement new software developments for Projects and product developments

* Develop Functional Design Specifications (FDS) for all software developments.

* Develop and implement new Allen Bradley PLC/ HMI designs and modifications to existing ones.

* Knowledge of Wonderware Intouch SCADA

* Provide support for product implementations and commissioning of plant

* Review existing processes and work on upgrades / improvements.

The Candidate

I am looking for a proactive and experienced Controls Engineer who also possesses a sound electrical and mechanical knowledge, and is familiar with contactor logic, safety relays and inverter drives.

Ideally from a thermal, steam, pressure systems, waste energy or power plant background, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a desire for a hands on role and who can apply their knowledge across a variety of applications.

A suitable degree in electrical / controls / software engineering would be advantageous, coupled with at least five years’ experience in a related field.

A hands-on approach, with the ability to liaise with all levels within the organisation, and with a strong desire to work within a dynamic team with exposure to a wide variety of projects.

If this sounds like you then please get in touch with Jess on (phone number removed) or send your CV

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