Collins McNicholas

Collins McNicholas currently have an exciting opportunity for an Automation Engineer – Applications with one of their clients in the Mid-West Region. This role is a permanent position.


The following are the key requirements for the role:




  • Analysis of customer requirements to identify project automation requirements
    • Distinguish between project specific or new requirements and standard requirements
    • Manage all requirements and ensure all requirements are fulfilled
    • Maintain/update project schedule to ensure project is delivered on time
    • Document automation functions and present to customers
    • Design automation support systems e.g. network infrastructure, PLC systems (Profinet, CANbus, Modbus)
      • Ensure electrical design engineers are aware of electrical requirements, where necessary prepare electrical interface drawings.
      • Ensure software developers are aware of the software integration requirements, where necessary document interface protocols and build software interface modules. 
      • Ensure software developers are aware of crane monitoring requirements for automation systems, where necessary document requirements and verify implementation.
      • Ensure commissioning engineers are aware of automation functions and provide any necessary support and documentation required during the commissioning process.
      • Liaise with production and installation departments to ensure assembly and testing of automation systems are carried out to the necessary standards.
      • Liaise with the service department to support in the training of personnel on new systems and provide support to resolve customer complaints.
      • Where new development is required, participate in selection and testing of suitable sub-systems and new technologies.
      • Where necessary prepare and execute on-site tests at selected customer ports.
  • Manage the integration of automation sub systems and solutions, to ensure overall automation function is delivered.




  • Min Level 7 degree in any of the following disciplines: Automation / Electrical / Electronic / Mechatronic Engineering.
  • 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).
  • Familiarity with Zuken E3 or similar drawing package.
  • Ability to analyse problems and derive solutions. 
  • Ability to manage project requirements and schedules.
  • Project management experience an advantage.
  • Experience with ABB PLC’s an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required

For a confidential discussion on the above role please contact Michael O’Leary on 061-512270

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