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Control System Manager

  • Job reference: 921864
  • Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Electrical Engineering
  • Date posted: 26/09/2018

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Control Systems Manager, based in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.

Responsibilities will include:
Design justified long term control system strategy for the company. Develop 'best in class' control system policy and procedures that complements industry best practice recognized applicable standards and mitigates operational safety risks.
Build relationships with senior management to ensure control system strategy is respected at the earliest stages of new asset build projects and managing obsolescence.
Serve all company departments by effectively developing and managing a competent technical support team for 24hour on call functionality.
Confidently operate in a cost conscious environment, supporting senior management make timely calculated and informed decisions on control system technology investment, maintenance, vendor relationship and safety mitigation measures.
Take the lead in understanding business needs and translating them into control system requirements.
Facilitate regular Control System Service Delivery meetings with company departments to address pertinent operational issues and educate colleagues on forthcoming changes / risks
Identify areas for technological innovation and opportunity and propose to Senior Management
Manage control system technology 'projects' as needed across the business

Qualifications & Experience
Related Engineering degree: Electrical, Electronic, PLC Automation , Controls, Computer Science
Commercial Engineering experience in heavy industries such as power plants, energy, aerospace, Oil &Gas, military, or automotive industry.
Interfacing with technical suppliers, specialist consultants
Interfacing with standard large company departments, Operations, QHSE, Contracts, Commercial etc experience of solving challenging control and automation problems.
Experience of working with Project teams and an understanding of the project management process
Experience of producing software for PLC based control systems.
Experience of commissioning PLC based control systems in remote environments yards/vessels.
Experience of leading teams of control system engineers.
Experience of working in an ISO9001 environment and specific awareness of subject related standards including IEC 61508, IEC 61131, IEC 61511
Have experience of working with corporate libraries and source code.
Familiarity with various PLC systems, SCADA, Drives and supporting Software. Specifically Siemens and Schneider systems

Permanent position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 921864


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