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Control Systems Design Engineer (Software & Hardware)

  • Location: Wakefield
  • Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + Overtime+ Company Perks per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: General Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Contact: Luke Dugdale
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 25 June 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH772_1653558041

Control Systems Design Engineer (Software & Hardware)

To enhance the existing control system department in order to deliver best in class designs and operational excellence to clients. The role will focus on the hardware and software design of control systems and associated field equipment
which will include PLC's, VSD's, Safety circuits and intelligent sensors

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce Electrical Schematic drawings for the control system using AutoCAD Electrical drawing package
  • Produce control panel General Arrangement drawings using AutoCAD Electrical drawing packages
  • Generate electrical Cable Block Diagrams and cable schedules for the electrical equipment to be installed
  • Produce electrical cabling sizing calculations to determine size and number of cores for cables to be installed
  • Generate cable containment drawings for the electrical equipment to be installed
  • Peer review and verify control system designs/documents generated by departmental colleagues
  • Working with mechanical resource, ensure the electrical equipment is integrated into the overall design of the hydraulic system
  • Produce Technical Documentation in line with contract requirements, typically, but not limited to:
  • Design Specifications for review with the Controls Dept Manager and contract Project Manager and/or client for
  • comment/approval before the electrical design commences
  • Functional Design Specification (FDS) for the contract and keep updated as the control system design develops such that the FDS can be used as a design verification document
  • Software design Specifications
  • Cable Sizing calculations
  • Electrical Power Load calculations
  • Control Panel Heat calculations
  • Equipment Schedules
  • Factory Acceptance Testing documents
  • Site Acceptance Testing documents
  • Raise purchase orders on approved suppliers considering quality and value
  • Working to the Project Program ensure milestones for the control system design and supply elements of the contract are achieved
  • Follow QA procedures to ensure all control system works is designed and supplied to the requisite
  • technical quality standards
  • Oversee and manage the electrical installation works for those contracts built and tested at our factory.
  • Carry out control system testing, commissioning and customer Factory Acceptance Testing at our factory
  • Carry out control system testing, commissioning, and customer Factory Acceptance Testing on client sites
  • Technical skills, Knowledge & Experience Behaviours

Essential Experience

  • Experience of Siemens Tia Portal programming
  • Experience in the hardware design of electrical control systems
  • Ability to generate electrical schematic and GA drawings using AutoCad Electrical
  • package.
  • Knowledge of Variable Speed Drive's
  • Knowledge of 17 Edition Electrical Wiring Regulations
  • Up to date knowledge of current Health and Safety Legislation including CDM
  • Regulations


  • Knowledge and experience of hydraulic control systems and/or components
  • Knowledge of leading PLC/HMI suppliers (e.g. from Siemens, Rockwell, Group
  • Schneider)
  • Knowledge of Machinery Safety Design and Regulations (BS 13849-1)
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety Design and Regulations (BS EN 61508, BS EN
  • 62061)
  • PLC/HMI programming skills
  • Knowledge of control system instrumentation such as Laser Positioning systems,
  • position and speed encoders, safe access systems