Collins McNicholas

Collins McNicholas currently have an exciting opportunity for an Automation Engineer – SCADA 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:




  • Liaise with electrical and software design engineers and other disciplines to prepare system requirements and develop/document System requirements.
  • Evaluate market and bench mark potential solutions based on existing scada systems.
  • Evaluate and development of HMI systems including operator display and touch screens.
  • Work as part of a team to integrate new systems into new and existing cranes.
  • Liaise with PLC software developers to prepare software integration requirements, where necessary document interface protocols and build software interface modules.
  • Liaise with field commissioning engineers to provide support for roll out and updates of software on new or existing systems.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of a Good Engineering Practice platform for effective delivery of projects.





  • Min Level 7 degree in any of the following disciplines: Software Development / Automation / Electrical / Electronic / Mechatronic Engineering.
  • Knowledge in the following areas a distinct advantage:
    • SCADA systems application/development 
    • HMI development
    • Object orientated Programming
    • Software development using .Net Framework 
      • Programming knowledge and experience of Safety and Non-safety PLC systems using Codesys.
      • Development of graphics
      • Previous experience with scripting languages.
      • Experience with ABB PLC’s.
      • Experience and good understanding of IP industrial networking and system communications.
  • Strong communication and reporting skills (verbal and in writing).
  • Ability to analyse problems and derive solutions. 
  • Ability to manage project requirements and schedules.
  • Work as necessary in the heavy machinery environment at container terminals and assist with crane commissioning.
  • Willingness to travel internationally on occasion.


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

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