Senior Controls Engineer

Our client is one of the nation's premier research facilities that provides a vibrant focal point for researchers and industry from Australia, NZ and further afield.
Employing more than 140 staff in diverse areas of science, engineering and corporate support, the facility provides world-leading technical capability that delivers better and faster experimental techniques that enhance fundamental and applied research.
In this exciting role you will work closely with other Controls Engineers and include design, development, documentation, commissioning and acceptance testing of all aspects of the controls systems with a particular emphasis on improving the existing PLC based systems used at the facility.
Therefore, experience in the following specific areas is critical:
  • Have a good understanding of machine safety (AS4024) and be able to carry out risk assessments
  • Ability to develop detail scope and specification for large scale projects
  • Development and debugging of safe control and monitoring solutions using the Siemens Simatic/TIA, Schneider Unity Pro/Control Expert, Pilz or Allen Bradley PLC programming environment
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics
  • Be able to work in a systematic method to document, test and deploy changes to PLC based control solutions in use on site
  • Knowledge and experience of PLC based safety systems and/or robotics systems
 Ideally you will have
  • An engineering degree in either electrical, electronic or instrumentation.
  • A minimum of 5 years or more working experience in Control systems/PLC design.
  • Experience designing and implementing distributed control systems.
  • The ability to program in at least one programming language with exposure to low level device programming.
  • Knowledge of data acquisition and real time control systems.
  • The ability to perform and document design reviews relative to data acquisition and real time control.
  • The ability to develop relevant working standards and instructions relative to control systems.
  • The ability to quickly understand scientific concepts to a sufficient level to provide the support needed.
  • The ability to communicate and collaborate with various technical groups, engineers, scientists, other experts in their field to gain accurate and relevant information.
  • The ability to work autonomously or with limited supervision.
  • Please contact Michael Higgins at Ignite on 0433 216 424 for more detailed position description AND project information.
  • Please send updated resume to Michael Higgins through the APPLY Tab
Melbourne (Clayton)
Michael Higgins