Senior Control Systems Engineer – Limerick | Collins McNicholas

Senior Control Systems Engineer – Limerick

  • Reference: CJ43575
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Limerick, Limerick city, Munster
  • Category: Information Technology

Reporting to: Projects Director

Personal Specification

  • You will have demonstrated the ability to become a code designer in at least one software platform, i.e. Allen Bradley PLC, SQL.
  • You will have a flexible attitude to learning new technologies and software platforms as relevant projects arise.
  • You will identify and highlight any personal technology gaps over the course of project work that require external assistance such as formal training.
  • You will be required to mentor less experienced staff over the course of their duties but only in areas where you feel you can contribute.
  •  You will interact with and report to Project Group management on any potentially identified new opportunities.
  • You will self-manage to achieve set project milestones
  • You must have proven experience in PLC logic and programming with one or more of the following PLC’s, programming languages or SCADA systems:
    • Allen Bradley (Logix 5000)
    • Siemens (Step7)
    • Elau
    • Bosch
    • Omron
    • Modicon
    • GE Fanuc
    • B&R
    • Mitsubishi
    • VB
    • SQL
    • Wonderware InTouch
    • RS View
    • Siemens
    • Labview
    • GE Cimplicity


Major Responsibilities:

  • Acquire a detailed understanding of all of the different automation systems (distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, SCADA systems)
  • Ability to interact with the customers on technical requirements
  • Ability to deliver technical solutions
  • Ability to assess existing technologies and process
  • Ability to design robust solutions.
  • Investigate and provide technical advice and support to manufacturing and other engineering disciplines on automation related issues.
  • Operate according to SOP’s developed for site engineering and maintenance.
  • Partner with different disciplines to deliver automation projects in accordance with GAMP guidelines.
  • Generate documentation and SOP’s associated with each of the Automation systems as required.
  • Implementation of code changes under change control.
  • Manage the specification, development, installation and validation of automation projects within budget and corporate guidelines.
  • Support operations with technical queries.
  • Provide Mentorship to fellow and junior resources
  • Provide self-management ability to deliver allocated project work.
  • Report to Management on status of allocated tasks.


Experience / Background:

  • B.Sc. degree in Engineering or equivalent, with particular emphasis in electrical, mechanical, electronic, automation and/or chemical discipline.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in industry, preferably in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, blue chip or relevant GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced with Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Vision Systems in the manufacturing environment.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Kaylie on 021 4911064 or email

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