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PLC Control Systems Engineer/Automation Engineer

PLC Control Systems Engineer/Automation Engineer

Saudi Arabia, Middle East

£Exciting package DOE including attractive TAX FREE salary, Company Vehicle, Accommodation, Return flights for self and family, Medical Cover, Children’s Education Allowance, Performance based bonus scheme

Have you been thinking of an exciting new start and fresh challenge for yourself and your family with a tax free salary to boot? Looking for a location where the sun shines all year long and is fast becoming a cosmopolitan hub for people from all over the world with its growing opportunities and world class malls and is currently experiencing considerable growth compared with the rest of the world economy? Then this may potentially be the role for you!

Our client is the largest integrated dairy foods company in the world with an unrivalled reputation synonymous with delivering excellence and quality across its entire range of products. Currently operating across the gulf region, they employ over 30,000 people servicing some 55,000 retail outlets with a turnover that exceeded $3 billion in 2014.

An aggressive expansion program together with acquisitions in new vertical markets including poultry processing and bakery have created an exciting opportunity for a PLC Control Systems Engineer/Automation Engineer with a strong managerial background and background in Automated systems within the Manufacturing sector.

As PLC Control Systems Engineer/Automation Engineer you will be responsible for the management of a specialized group of engineers providing skills and services to the Operations Division.

Some of your key duties will include but not be limited to –

  • Provide safe and flexible process control architecture to meet the growth of the business
  • Sign off on design of all new automation for plant expansions and modification requirements and act as advisor to projects and site engineering
  • Technical evaluation of integrators (vendors)
  • Evaluation of all integrator proposals to ensure full technical compliance
  • Provide adequate controls of integrators when accessing systems
  • Assist managers with the technical assessment of their automation staff and identification of improvement training
  • Routine audit of Planned Maintenance procedures for the process control (hardware / software) infrastructure.

You will also provide systems that maximize the operational availability and effectiveness of all process control as well as provide standards and specifications for the design and implementation of automated systems (hardware/software) that meet globally recognised standards and Good Engineering practice

To be considered for this exciting role you will ideally have -

  • At least 10 years’ experience in a similar Process Control/Automation role within the manufacturing industry.
  • Strong knowledge of process and packing equipment control systems
  • Strong knowledge of implementing and maintaining advanced automation systems and control
  • Excellent people management skills and strong interpersonal and English communication skills both written and verbal
  • Working knowledge of Siemens S7 PLC

Experience in FMCG sector and a Degree qualification in a relevant mechanical/technical discipline would be beneficial to your application but by no means essential

If you feel this exciting ‘PLC Control Systems Engineer/Automation Engineer’ role is something you may be interested in and you would like to be considered please apply via the button shown and we will contact you upon receipt of your application to discuss your suitability and the role specifics in more detail. Please also be aware that any correspondence or discussions related to this opportunity will be conducted with the utmost of confidentiality.

This vacancy is being advertised by Wellington Professional Recruitment Ltd. The services advertised by Wellington Professional Recruitment Ltd are those of an Employment Agency on behalf of our client.

PLC Control Manager, PLC Control Engineer, Automation Engineer, Automation Manager, SCADA, Automation Engineering Manager, Automation Systems Engineer, Process Control Engineer, Process Engineer, Siemens S7 PLC, FMCG, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Dairy, Food Manufacturing, Manufacturing Maintenance