Automation Engineer – Systems & Software


  • Permanent
  • Kerry
  • Reference Code: 02241

AA Euro Recruitment Group

Automation Engineer- Systems & Software

Euro Executive Recruitment has been retained to recruit a Automation Engineer Systems & Software for a leading manufacturing company based in Killarney, Co. Kerry. The ideal candidate will be qualified with a Min Level 7 degree in any of the following disciplines: Software/ Automation / Electrical / Electronic / Mechatronic Engineering. The successful candidate will work closely with the software manager within the electrical design department.

The Role:

The successful candidate will work closely with the software manager within the electrical design department, with responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Crane automation software development based on crane hardware designs.
  • Crane automation software architecture.
  • Crane HMI/SCADA system integration and development.
  • Evaluation of suitable automation systems.
  • Manage work schedules and monitor work load, provide progress reports to the Software Manager.

Key Elements of the Role

  • Provide automation solutions for both new and existing cranes (automation and core crane 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 crane software architecture with focus on object oriented version controlled solutions.
  • Participate in risk assessments and to help provide solutions for new features/hardware.

Qualifications Requirements and Experience

  • 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 PLCs.
  • 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.
  • Work as necessary in the heavy machinery environment at container terminals and assist with crane commissioning.
  • Willingness to travel internationally on occasion.
  • Ability to work at heights.
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