Senior PLC / Drives Engineer

Job Title: Senior PLC / Drives Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shropshire
Salary: 55000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RTG-SPDE-1303-BE
Contact Name: Ben Evans
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 13, 2017 17:09

Job Description

Senior PLC / Drives Engineer



  • Responsible for the design and co-ordination of complex controls system projects for a wide variety of industries
  • You will be reporting directly to the Projects & Engineering Director


Job Responsibilities

  • Total engineering and commercial responsibility for projects, from initial handover to completion and beyond
  • Provide a high quality service to customers, whilst delivering projects in line with the Company’s philosophy
  • Maintain the Company’s reputation as a leading edge systems integrator
  • Take complete ownership of the project at handover stage and maintain responsibility for all activities, including those delegated to other staff or sub contractors
  • Detailed hardware and software design including product selection
  • Manage project expenditure, ensuring that budgets are maintained
  • Comply with all relevant standards and work to the Company’s ISO9001:2008 registered quality procedures
  • Carry out regular reviews of the project, ensure that delivery & other milestones met
  • Advise the Projects & Engineering Director of any items that may impact on the project programme to ensure that the company maintains its policy of never delivering late
  • Liaise closely with the Purchasing Department to ensure that all purchases are made ensuring that the time constraints of the project are maintained and such purchases are competitively priced
  • Generate quotations and specifications, and negotiate with the customer for additional cost items
  • Manage any customer change order requests, including additional cost items, to ensure that prices and budgets are correctly maintained
  • Organise CAD, manufacturing, test, despatch and commissioning activities during the course of the project
  • Visits to customer sites where required to ensure smooth flow of the project
  • On-site commissioning of completed project, if required
  • To comply with all Company procedures as defined in various documents including the Quality Manual, Staff Manual and Health & Safety Manual
  • Be pro-active in supporting other company activities such as supporting fellow engineers, training, and assisting with sales and site support
  • To maintain good relationships with customers, suppliers and company staff
  • Other duties as required

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Qualified to degree level in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Previous experience in industrial drive and control systems
  • Good working knowledge of variable speed drives, PLCs and SCADA/HMI products
  • Ability to work either individually or as part of a team
  • Able to manage and document the information required for a successful project
  • Knowledge and experience of some of the following is a requirement:

Variable Speed Drives:                

  • AC, DC and Servo
  • Siemens
  • ABB
  • Rockwell
  • Cpntrol Techniques
  • SSD


  • Siemens WinCC
  • Rockwell RSView
  • IFix
  • InTouch


  • Siemens S7
  • Rockwell ControlLogix


  • Ethernet
  • Profibus
  • Modbus