Controls Engineer

Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.

Controls Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Controls Engineer to join our team.


  • Contribute to overall system design specification and implementation;
  • Commission controls systems on site and to provide support to System Integration Manager for various testing activities;
  • To co-ordinate and ensure consistent approach across projects for electrical design, software design and commissioning activities;
  • Use your electrical trouble shooting skills for undocumented prototype testing (low voltage);
  • To commission controls systems on site and to provide support to system integration commissioning activities;
  • Producing control system documentation;
  • Collaborate with suppliers to deliver products and solutions customised to company needs;
  • Ensure that risk management is an integral part of any decision-making process;
  • Support, implementation and integration with MES/MOM and other third-party equipment or software;
  • Plan and oversee line and equipment builds, installation, commissioning, and launches;
  • Designing and testing electrical control panels;
  • Managing contractors;
  • Project Work – C.I & CAPEX;
  • Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager;
  • Carrying out Appropriate PPM Activities.


  • Understanding of Internet of Things approach to system integration;
  • Formal engineering qualifications;
  • Willingness to travel and work away when required;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with major UK control providors (Trend, Tridium etc.);
  • Liaison with project engineering to appreciate the customer requirements;
  • Recognised trade apprenticeship or equivalent engineering qualifications;
  • Delivery of large / complex projects;
  • Good client facing skills, must be able to work as part of combined team;
  • Allen Bradley experience is advantageous;
  • PLC experience – preferably Siemens S7, Omron, Allen Bradley;
  • Experience of working with the pressures associated within a time critical project-based environment;
  • Systems integration beyond BMS e.g. lighting, metering, vertical transportation (desired);
  • HTML/cloud integration (desired);
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Dashboarding and high level data analytics.