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Automation Engineer

Posted: Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 Type: Full-time / Permanent Ref. GA-001-11-2018

  • Description

    Due to the continued growth in the water and wastewater services sector, Glan Agua Ltd are seeking to recruit an Automation Engineer for PLC/HMI/SCADA development and implementation.

  • Duties

    • Review and implementation of Control Philosophies & Functional Design Specifications (FDS).
    • Specification of PLC and HMI hardware for projects and development of Network Architectures.
    • Network set-up for various communication protocols.
    • Writing of PLC & HMI test programmes for factory acceptance testing (FAT) of control panels.
    • Writing of PLC & HMI code for entire water treatment, waste water treatment and pumping stations based on control philosophies provided.
    • Implementation of code on-site, code proving/demonstration and de-bugging as necessary.
    • Revision control and back-up for all PLC/HMI programmes developed.
    • SCADA development and implementation.
    • Alarm modem configuration and set-up.
    • Variable speed drive and intelligent starter configuration and set-up.
    • Remote telemetry systems including radio, wireless ethernet and 3G/4G secure connections.
    • Setting up of instrumentation and scaling of instruments back to main control system.
    • Troubleshooting of equipment, instrumentation and processes.
    • Working with Process Engineers on process optimisation and continuous improvement to the water/waste water treatment plant.
    • Working with design teams in the application of process and control solutions.
    • Liaising between site engineering and management staff.
    • Adherence to all H&S legislation, documentation and procedures.
    • Completion of Commissioning Documentation on-site and return to Head Office.
    • Co-ordination of project close-out stages including handover to the end user.
  • Key Capabilities & Attributes

    • Applicable Automation/PLC Qualification.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably in the Water & Wastewater sector.
    • Good working and process knowledge of the water and waste water sector.
    • Excellent working knowledge of PLC and HMI software applications, experience in Schneider, Unitronics and Allen Bradley hardware preferable.
    • Excellent knowledge of communication network systems including Ethernet, Modbus and Profibus.
    • Excellent knowledge of remote telemetry systems including radio, wireless ethernet and 3G/4G.
    • Excellent knowledge of SCADA systems, experience in Ignition by inductive Automation desirable.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent planning, organisational, training, teamwork, problem resolution skills
    • Excellent literacy, numeric and IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office packages
    • Full, clean driving license

Apply for this position

Please send CV with cover letter to: HR Manager, Glan Agua Ltd, Railway House, Station Road, Loughrea, Co. Galway or to



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