Controls Electrical Design Engineer

The Company;

Our client is an exciting, fast -growing Manufacturer of bespoke machinery, who due to rapid growth are now seeking an Controls Electrical Design Engineer to join to their team.

The role;

As an Controls Electrical Design Engineer you will be a self-motivated and driven Engineer with a keen eye for quality and someone who takes pride and ownership in their work.

Main responsibilities;

  • Design and specify control systems and electrical components for industrial automation systems.
  • Create electrical schematics and designs within AutoCAD Electrical including layout diagrams, terminal and wiring plans to EU Standards.
  • PLC and controls programming of industrial automation systems.
  • Create technical specifications, process flow diagrams and plan control system programming architecture.
  • Work with the Design and Applications Engineering engineers to provide drawings, specifications and deliver projects on time.
  • Co-ordinate suppliers as part of overall project control.
  • Help as required for the electrical fitting, wiring of panels and assembly of machine builds.
  • Carry out electrical testing procedures on new machine builds.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years industry experience in electrical design and PLC/HMI programming.
  • HND/C or BEng in a relevant engineering or technical subject
  • Experience of planning, developing, programming and testing control systems with PLC automation software on projects from start to finish.
  • Experience using Allen Bradley and/or Siemens PLCs, HMIs and control gear.
  • Experience and knowledge of designing and creating electrical panel layouts within electrical CAD software.
  • Sound understanding of electrical control gear, industrial automation and implementation of communication protocols (Profinet/Profibus, EtherNet/IP, TCP/IP, serial, OPC, IO-link, etc.)
  • Experience using Allen Bradley motion control.
  • Experience using AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Experience of robotics (SCARA, 6-axis, collaborative, Universal Robots).


Our client prides itself on staff loyalty and has been recognised for offering great career progression;

– Competitive basic salary

– Attractive benefits package

– Pension

– Progression

Commutable locations;

Oxford, Chalgrove, Wallingford, Great Milton, Abingdon, Lewknor, Chinnor, High Wycombe, Didcot, Bicester

If you feel this role is for you and would like discuss in more detail please contact Dylan Lallier on email


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