Senior Control Systems Engineer

Location : Milton Keynes
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £40K-£45K + Benefits
Reference : JOB-2276

We are looking for a Senior Control Systems Engineer in Milton Keynes

Main tasks

  • Interpret product and sub-system requirements into functional design specifications.

  • Generate electrical and software architectures at both a product and sub-system level.

  • Produce high-level design concepts to meet specified requirements.

  • Generate electrical component specifications.

  • Generate software specifications.

  • Oversee the design and development of software.

  • Sign off technical content.

  • Support the commissioning of products, from initial debug to functionality verification.

  • Represent the Control Systems team in projects ranging from New Product Development to Value Engineering.

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of several Engineers.

  • Support continuous improvement by being involved in the generation and updating of departmental design processes.

  • Interface with other areas of the Engineering function to ensure the efficient integration of the control system into the wider product.

  • Be able to work on projects ranging from sub-system concepts to proven production machines.

  • Manage project work and be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A strong academic background.

  • A degree in a relevant field (candidates without a degree will be considered if they can demonstrate extensive and relevant industry experience).

  • Experience in electrical system design and development for complex electro-mechanical systems.

  • Experience in using design tools such as AutoCAD and CREO.

  • Experience in leading or mentoring Engineers.

  • Knowledge of PLC programming using CODESYS.

  • Knowledge of Functional Safety.

  • An appreciation of Engineering standards e.g. BS EN ISO 13849 or BS EN 62061.

  • Experience in software development using MS Visual Studio (C, C#, C++) advantageous.

  • Experience in 3D CAD advantageous.


  • Methodical and systematic approach

  • Able to work as part of a team or individually

  • Pragmatic

  • Good attention to detail

  • Strong problem-solving ability

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Desire to learn

  • Ability to consistently produce a high quality of work


  • Christmas bonus (on avg £500 per year, usually paid in December).

  • 5% Contributory Pension

  • Death in Service Life Insurance Scheme (2 x Annual Salary)

  • Westfield health scheme (claim back money for optical and dental expenses, kids can be added at no extra cost).

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Referral Scheme

  • Westfield Rewards – store/restaurant discounts once a Westfield health member

  • Free parking on-site

  • Subsidised food and drinks

If this feels like you, please APPLY NOW, we would love to hear from you!