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Principal Control Systems Engineer

Closing date: 28 June, 2024

Job Purpose

The Engineering Team Leader will lead and organise their engineering team’s workloads in line with our planned commercial commitments. They will be responsible for the full life cycle delivery of their team’s project(s) in both technical and quality compliance while maintaining client satisfaction. The role is split between leading a team and being technical responsible for engineering work delivered on their projects.

Candidates must have experience of working with an end client within the industrial sectors and be competent in the following disciplines:

  • Leading a project team up to 6 people for contracts up to £1m+ in value
  • Supervision of technical aspects of projects, including Coding, testing and commissioning of various manufacturer’s PLCs/ DCSs
  • Supervision of technical aspects of projects, including Coding, testing and commissioning of various manufacturer’s SCADA
  • Provide direction and design governance of all project aspects including network topologies, infrastructure and equipment selection.
  • Governance, supervision and design input into Electrical and Hardware Designs
  • Writing detailed functional design specifications
  • Production, modification, testing and commissioning of implemented projects
  • UK Site commissioning (which may involve short periods away from home)
  • Attending meetings with clients to discuss the design, surveys, programming, configuration, testing and commissioning.

Principal Control Systems Engineer Requirements:

  • Relevant Engineering Degree and/or Electrical qualifications
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Previous control system experience ( 4-5 years+ )
  • Experience of PLC programming of at least one or more of – Rockwell / Siemens / Mitsubishi PLCs
  • Experience of SCADA development on various platforms
    • Platform: Rockwell FTView, InTouch, WinCC, ClearSCADA, Iconics
  • Clean UK Driving License
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

The behaviours we are looking for:

  • Keen decision-making capabilities
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact successfully at all levels
  • Strong organisational and leadership skills
  • First-class customer service skills and in possession of excellent relationship management techniques
  • Good capacity to gather / monitor information
  • Innovative and creative thinking (flair and ability to think outside of the box)
  • Attention to detail & accuracy
  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Confident, trustworthy & committed
  • Self-motivated & enthusiastic

Job Type:    Full-time

Salary Range: £50k to £55k+ dependent upon experience


  • Casual dress
  • Flexitime
  • On-site, free parking
  • Auto enrolment Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory
  • Hybrid working
  • Overtime / expenses scheme
  • Access to company vehicles
  • Secure cycle / motorcycle parking

Schedule:           Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:    Sheffield, S4 7YW:
Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Education:        Bachelor’s (required)

Experience:      Systems engineering: 5 years (required)

Language:         English (required)

Work authorisation: United Kingdom (required)

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The Inspec Solutions Team has experience across all our sectors and many electrical installations. Get in touch with one of the team to see how Inspec Solutions can assist you with your project requirements.