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Lead Control Systems Engineer M/F

  • Engineering, studies, methods
  • 2018-30003
  • Waterlooville, England
  • Permanent contract
  • Experience:

Lead Control Systems Engineer, based in Hampshire

An incredible career opportunity has become available for a client orientated/facing Lead Control Systems Engineer within Cougar Automation, a control systems engineering company specializing in control and automation. The company focuses on delivering complete electrical, control and automation solutions to their customers within, waste and water treatment, process industry, oil and gas and manufacturing industries.

Company Information
Cougar Automation is a unique type of Automation System Integrator. Our entire focus is on customer service, and our vision is for all customers to rate us as 10 out of 10. We deliver on this by employing great engineers who just love delivering projects and meeting customer needs, and then we set them free to do just that. Our employees are trusted and encouraged to do what they love: delivering great automation solutions to our customers.

About the Role
The role is to take technical lead of designated projects from inception to completion, ensuring that each of the projects is in conformance with customer requirements as well as company’s standards, relevant regulatory codes, and good engineering practice. Working in conjunction with the Project Manager, your contribution will ensure that all contractual milestones are met in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our expectation is that you provide technical direction to the project team and play an active role as the technical lead liaising with customers and suppliers.

Main Responsibilities
Enjoy the whole life cycle of delivering projects, from start to finish.
Interface with customers and suppliers.

Experience of generating design requirements from client's brief.
Produce the design documents.

Compile the PLC, HMI and SCADA software.

Systems integration of hardware and software

Write the test documents.

Review P&ID and Cause & Effect diagrams

Review electrical schematics

Be able to produce and review specifications for control hardware and instrumentation devices

Perform testing with customers

Prepare Risk assessments and Method Statements
Carryout on-site commissioning

Travel to customers and suppliers’ sites for meetings, site surveys, equipment inspections, etc., when required

Lead projects and mentor engineers to greater things

Additional Functional Safety related responsibilities

Carry out technical reviews of control systems hardware and software design concepts for safety-related systems

ATEX assessment methodology and application

Be able to carry out SIL verification calculations and evaluate the results

Ensure design compliance with health, safety and environmental legislation as well as the requirements of IEC61508/61511

Provide technical leadership on safety-related projects

Profil :

High level of experience with Rockwell, Siemens, or Wonderware (InTouch and/or System Platform), based SCADA platforms, and HMIs.

High level of experience with Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider or Mitsubishi PLC platforms.

Ability to read, understand and review control loop drawings, P&IDs, and electrical schematics.

Familiar with the implementation of IEC61508/61511 standards in the design of industrial control systems

Understanding of Availability, Reliability and Maintainability concepts in the context of control and electrical systems

Knowledge of Process control systems and alarm management
FS Eng (TUV Rheinland) certification desired

Would be great but not essential to have good understanding of setting up, commissioning, and fault finding of industrial networks (DeviceNet, Profibus, Ethernet)

5+ years’ experience of writing software and working with customers.

Be capable of demonstrating a structured approach to justifying key engineering decisions.

Highly motivated, organised and flexible.

Positive, personable and happy team player.

Must be eligible to work in the UK.

This role includes the following benefits:
Flexible benefits
Monthly profit bonus share
Company shares scheme
25 days holiday
Very flexible working hours
Good location and working environment

To apply:
Cougar Automation website –
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Part of the VINCI Energies Group, AND Automation provides solutions foe industry including the design and integration of industrial automation, supervosry control and data acquisition (SCADA)_ and reporting systems & controls together with implementation and commissioning services. Its main market sectors include Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Energy from Waste.