Senior Controls Engineer

  • Location

    Aberdeen, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Industrial Automation & Operational Technology

  • Salary:

    £45,000 - £75,000 (OTE with uplifts, overtime, bonus)

  • Contact:

    Daniel Polhill

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:


Techniche are supporting a Global Industrial Automation & Process Control organisation with appointing a Controls Engineer for a position based in Aberdeen.


The role will be to support ongoing projects; from design, specification and engineering/configuration. Through to testing, installation and commissioning.


This role will involve Offshore & Onshore site content. As well as being office based.



The package will consist of:

  • Base Salary
  • Bonus
  • Uplifts for offshore, onshore activities
  • Time off in lieu
  • Call-out allowence


For the position it will be essential for the successful candidate to achieve Offshore Survival Certification and complete an Offshore Medical (all training provided by the client).


Job Requirements:


  • Preparation of requirement, functional, design, test and other specifications, plans, drawings and software in accordance with Company procedures.
  • Provide verbal and written reports to communicate project status as required and contribute to project review meetings.
  • Attend on-shore and offshore sites both in UK and abroad as necessary including, rota-based visits, attending site at short notice
  • Provide technical telephone assistance to customers when necessary, including, on a rota-basis, with the carrying of a mobile phone covering out of hours support.
  • Client liaison and interface management. Development and maintenance of customer relationship.
  • Team player with the ability to integrate with other team project members.


Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of control and safety system applications, support and integration for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries with on-shore and off-shore site experience.
  • Experience of safety and control system applications throughout the project lifecycle from initial design concepts through to installation and subsequent client support.
  • Software design and support experience of PLC/HMI or DCS based control systems including Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk HMI, PLC5, CLX, SLC500GE, Trusted/Plantguard TMR, AADvance, Regent. Application experience of third party systems integration. Knowledge of some or all the following PLC and SCADA products would be desirable: RX7i/RX3i, GE 90/30, GE 90/70, Cimplicity, Wonderware, InTouch, Panorama.
  • Knowledge of communications protocols including Modbus, OPC, DH+, Ethernet/IP, Profibus, Controlnet.
  • Hardware design and support experience relating to control system equipment PC’s, PLC’s, panels, control desks and control rooms, also integration of 3rd party equipment.
  • Understanding of Control and Instrumentation.
  • Understanding of Functional Safety Management requirements to IEC 61508 & IEC61511.



  • A Degree/HND/HNC or similar qualification in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Computer literate, with experience of PC-based word-processing, spreadsheet and database programs and operating systems (Windows 10, 7, 2000, XP, 20XX Server, SQL)