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CG Controls is offering a unique opportunity to join a specialist team of engineers in Dublin designing and delivering bespoke Automation and Control Systems for well recognised multinational and national companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and food sectors.

Job Title:

Automation Control Systems Engineer

Reports To:

Senior Automation Engineer

Job Description:

The role of Control Systems Engineer is all-encompassing, where you will be involved with the delivery of Automation and Control Systems from the beginning (design) right the way through to the end (commissioning and validation) and all of the phases in between.

The role offers a very rare opportunity to work with and gain experience in a variety of industries, technologies and processes right from the outset, something that is not usually possible when working directly for large multinational manufacturers and service providers.

Because of the broad spectrum of technologies and processes that we are involved with, candidates must be extremely eager to learn and willing to ’step outside’ of the normal thinking processes and show drive and motivation to excel in what can be a challenging but very rewarding role. A desire to learn, attention to detail and a strong work ethic will typify the ideal candidate.

Reporting to the Senior Automation Engineer, the Automation Engineer requires a strong technical background and aptitude, and an ability to produce high-quality reliable code and documentation.


  • Execute full software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Be responsible for the design, development, installation, commissioning, documentation, testing validation of the automated control system and peripheral devices.
  • Work as part of a team, liaise with internal and external (Client) personnel.
  • Work within our own and our clients standard operating procedures.
  • Adhere to all company and regulatory work practices
  • Maintain and improve existing codebases and peer review code changes.
  • Document solutions by developing functional and software design specifications, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams
  • Investigate and use new technologies where relevant by continually updating technical knowledge and skills
  • The successful candidate will be involved in the design and delivery of a wide variety of automation control projects across multiple sectors and disciplines


  • Relevant third level qualification(s) such as Bsc in Computer Science, BEng in Electronic/Electrical Engineering or BEng in Automation
  • Minimum 2 – 3 years relevant experience
  • Experience in implementing automation projects in Siemens Step7 or TIA Portal Step7 PLC Programming languages (LAD/SCL)
  • Experience in implementing SCADA or HMI projects in any of the market leading software packages (SIMATIC WinCC, FactoryTalk View, Wonderware or iFix)
  • Database experience, such as MS SQL Server.
  • A working knowledge of a CAD design package is advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to work collaboratively with multiple disciplines including in house Engineering, Operations, Quality and Product Development, partners and contractors, as well as customer IT and Operations groups.
  • Self motivated with an ability to organise your own time to efficiently and effectively deliver your assigned work.
  • Strong diagnostic and problem solving skills in order to resolve or overcome challenges with new or existing systems.
  • Positions are based in South Dublin, Ireland
  • You will hold a full, clean drivers license
  • You must be eligible to work in the EU (EU Citizen or existing work Visa)

Why CG Controls?:

  • Exposure to an extensive range of companies, industries and technologies
  • Gain experience in a highly specialised and much sought-after field
  • Opportunity to affect your role and direction based on personal strengths and preferences
  • Strong rewards for employees demonstrating dedication and high levels of capability
  • Excellent advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

CG Controls is an equal opportunity employer.

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Deadline: 05-04-2024

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