Control & Automation Engineer

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Bellagelly South

Control & Automation Engineer


Contract (fixed 2 year with potential to transition to staff)

Our client has an excellent opportunity for a Control and Automation Engineer to join our Engineering/Operations team. This position is fixed-term for 2 years and will report directly to the C & A Lead.

Key Responsibilities

  • Troubleshooting and repair of PID loops, IO, communication networks, and wiring issues within the DCS/ PLCs and other networked components.
  • Supporting the day to day activities of our Engineering/Operations department to ensure the safe and continued operation of our plant and equipment.
  • Assist our Maintenance department with Functional Safety activities and fault-finding as required.
  • Carry out routine PMR's on our equipment to ensure safe and continued operation of same.
  • Preparation, review and development of specifications of DCS / SIS / F&G systems and other PLC related systems.
  • Participating in HAZOP / SIL review meeting. Implementing safety instrument design as per review reports.
  • Preparation of cause & effect matrix, logic diagrams, control narratives, impact assessments and other necessary control & ESD system related documents for the system configurations.
  • Review and check all the activities and documents required for the lifecycles of the safety instrumented system.
  • Review and approval of suppliers' hardware and software configuration.
  • Carry out routine backups of installed system in line with cyber security policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with HSE policy and procedures.

Experience & Skills

  • 5 years' experience working as a Control and Automation Engineer, ideally within the oil and gas, pharma or manufacturing industries.
  • Excellent fault-finding and troubleshooting skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of process control and measurement principles.
  • Ability to analyse data and understand the relationships and correlations of data.
  • Knowledge of Ethernet networking and experience working with OPC, profibus, modbus, and foundation fieldbus
  • Familiarity with IEC 61511 desirable
  • Experience of implementation of EU NIS Directive desirable
  • ABB 800xA or similar DCS experience desirable
  • Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC experience desirable
  • Knowledge of MS servers and VM's desirable
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment desirable


  • Third level diploma or degree in Electronics, Mechatronics, Automation, Computer Science, Instrumentation essential
  • Membership of a professional body desirable e.g. Engineers Ireland

Attributes & Characteristics

  • Strong team player with the ability to build relationships and work constructively with others to achieve business goals
  • Inspires others by personal integrity, transparency, and humility
  • Resilient under pressure, strengthened by adversity and uncompromising on professional standards

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