Collins McNicholas

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




  • Provide automation solutions for both new and existing products (automation and control systems).
    • Liaise with electrical design engineers and other design disciplines to prepare system requirements and to develop/document software solutions to meet business compliance and performance requirements.
    • Liaise with field commissioning engineers to provide support-controlled updating of version-controlled software/documentation.
    • Contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of a Good Engineering Practice platform for effective delivery of projects.
    • Liaise with software developers to prepare software integration requirements, where necessary document interface protocols and build software interface modules.
  • Develop/review software architecture with focus on object-oriented version-controlled solutions.
  • Participate in risk assessments and to help provide solutions for new features/hardware.



  • Min Level 7 degree in any of the following disciplines: Software/ Automation / Electrical / Electronic / Mechatronic Engineering.
  • Knowledge in the following areas a distinct advantage:
    • Programming knowledge and experience of Safety and Non-safety PLC systems using Codesys.
    • Previous experience architecting PLC/DCS systems in an object orientated fashion.
    • Previous experience with scripting languages.
    • Previous experience with PLC bus systems (Profinet/Profibus/CAN bus/Modbus etc.)
    • Risk analysis and safety compliance related to the PLC control and understanding of Performance Levels (PLr / SIL).
    • Experience with ABB PLC’s.
    • Experience and good understanding of IP industrial networking and system communications.
    • SCADA systems application/development
  • Strong communication and reporting skills (verbal and in writing).
  • Ability to analyse problems and derive solutions. 
  • Ability to manage project requirements and schedules.
  • 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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