Controls Automation Engineer

May 20, 2024
Reference key: es12359
Deadline date:

Job Description

  • Negotiable
  • Kerry

Controls Automation Engineer with strong cross-functional systems knowledge & excellent communication skills required by growing multinational in Co. Kerry. You will be responsible for engaging with clients, taking requirements & co-ordinating a cross-functional team of engineers to ensure the timely delivery of machinery automation solutions. Travel to national & global sites will be required. 


  • Min Level 7 Degree in any of the following disciplines: Automation / Electrical / Electronic / Mechatronic Engineering
  • 2-3 years experience working in a PLC programming / controls automation role
  • Experience working with an Electrical Design package such as eplan or  Zuken E3 
  • Experience working with some communication systems such as Profinet, Ethernet, Modbus, Canbus or Interbus
  • Experience interfacing with clients
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills (verbal and in writing)
  • Programming knowledge and experience of Safety and Non-safety PLC systems using Codesys
  • SCADA systems development knowledge
  • Risk analysis and safety compliance related to the PLC control and understanding of Performance Levels (PLr / SIL).
  • Ability to analyse problems and derive solutions
  • Ability to manage project requirements and schedules
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required. Typically this will be to Germany and will be irregular


  • Analysis of customer requirements to identify project automation requirements
  • Distinguish between project specific or new requirements and standard requirements
  • Manage automation requirements and ensure all requirements are fulfilled
  • Maintain / update project schedule to ensure the project is delivered on time
  • Document automation functions and present to customers
  • Design the automation support systems e.g. fibre and copper network infrastructure, PLC bus systems (Profinet, CANbus, Modbus, Interbus)
  • Manage the integration of automation sub systems and solutions, to ensure overall automation function is delivered
  • Co-ordinate a cross-functional team of electrical design engineers, software design engineers, commissioning engineers & the service department to ensure timely delivery of services.
  • Create BOM’s for automation equipment