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Control Systems Project Engineer

Control Systems Project Engineer

ITS is looking for a Control System Project Engineer to join its team in Middlesbrough and Warrington.

Ideal candidates will have completed either a computer, instrumentation, controls degree or gained more than one years’ industry experience. A “can do” positive attitude is required with the desire to extend your skill set, take on board new challenges and help the company grow its reputation and customer base.

Essential Skills

Significant experience in one of the following mainstream PLC / SCADA systems is required. Siemens S7/300, S7/400, S5, Allen Bradley SLC500, PLC5, ControlLogix, CompactLogix.SCADA systems such as WinCC, InTouch, FactoryTalk View, iFIX.

Applicants may not have knowledge of all these systems but should have a good knowledge of at least one PLC and one SCADA system with sufficient practical experience to be able to work with other types of systems as dictated by project requirements.

Ability to work as part of a team of engineers on a day to day basis to ensure that all projects are delivered on time, under budget, with the required quality that ITS clients expect and in line with the ITS Quality Management System. The successful candidate should have the ability to be able to work with minimal supervision on smaller projects or as part of a team on larger projects.

The successful candidate will be required to mentor junior members of staff and be actively involved in their development. The candidate will be expected to produce project documentation, such as design documentation and test specifications and expected to review documents produced by junior engineers.

Applicants must have the ability to work on customers sites on their own. They will represent and enhance the company's image in related technical areas. They should be able to quickly gain the confidence of customers and internal staff. A "can do" positive attitude is required with the desire to extend their skill set, take on board new challenges and to help the company grow its reputation and customer base.

Good documentation & communication skills are essential for this role.

Desirable Skills

Additional skills in DCS systems such as Emerson DeltaV, Siemens PCS7, ABB System 800xa, would be of benefit.

Understanding of instrumentation signals and the ability to fault find on I/O subsystems and I/O subsystems that use buses such as Profibus, ProfiNet, DeviceNet/ControlNet and EtherNet.

Confidence in the use of PC based office systems preferably Microsoft Office suite.

Knowledge and experience of implementation of projects using the following standards, IEC61508, 21CFR11, IEC61131, EN54, S88.

Experience with packaging line equipment, preferably in pharmaceutical industry.

Safety Systems Experience.

Knowledge of PC operating systems e.g. Windows. Ability to support and troubleshoot these systems would be of benefit.

Knowledge of one or more languages such as C++, Java, MSSQL, VB.NET would be an advantage.

Useful Experience

Background in Control Systems, including PC and PLC based systems Computer Skills and aptitude for quickly learning new software tools and computer hardware.

Understanding of service delivery methodology.

Acts in a professional manner and enhances customer satisfaction.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels for the organisation.

Ability to work in a multi-tasked environment.


You will be responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of process control system solutions and involved in all project lifecycle activities, including fault-finding, the preparation of design specifications and reports, software programming, project execution, testing, installation and commissioning.

Other responsibilities include providing technical support to users internally and externally, and assisting your colleagues in ensuring the successful completion of projects on time, to budget and the relevant level of quality.

You will be responsible for maintaining and developing customer relationships in a highly professional manner. You will also be required to complete all tasks in line with the company Quality Management System.

Direct customer interface experience.

Documentation skills.

Reporting Role

Vacancies exist in both Warrington and Middlesbrough offices. Travel will be expected to alternate office and client's sites.

Close liaison with the client will be required for this role as part of the day to day project engineering responsibilities.

Will report to the business area Senior Projects Engineer(s) / Project Manager depending on project structure.


The work will be varied and every project a new and exciting opportunity to use and develop different skills, both at a technical level and at a softer project execution interpersonal level. You will be involved in the design and implementation of a wide range of control systems to improve the performance of manufacturing companies including PLC, SCADA, distributed control systems, and industrial safety systems.

You will be working with a range of industries and customers such as AstraZeneca, INEOS, Glanbia, Sellafield Ltd, Gatwick Airport, and National Grid. All of them require state of the art solutions and first class service.

Staff Development

Our staff development ethos encourages team members to think laterally which results in better solutions for our customers. We recognise that to be able to retain the best employees with up-to-the-minute skills, we need to invest in their development. We marry on-the -job experience with formal training and have an open management style – senior personnel are always available to discuss ideas. Over 60% of our workforce has been with ITS for more than eight years which we believe demonstrates our commitment to good staff relations.

Career Progression

The opportunity to progress within the team will be available to the right candidates.


You will be part of a company that is committed to building long term relationships with customers, and responsible for maintaining support to the many clients we have worked with since the company was formed in 1991.

ITS’ team strives to understand our clients’ needs and work closely with them to provide solutions that meet expectations and deliver. We strongly believe in getting to know our clients and their teams, and what their needs are so that we can form solid partnerships that deliver a win-win situation for both the customer and ITS.


Middlesbrough and Warrington Office


The salary is competitive.


All interviews will be held in the UK.

Working in the UK

Entitlement to work in the UK is a necessity.

To Apply

To apply, please send a copy of your CV to

About ITS

Established in 1991, Industrial Technology Systems Ltd (ITS) is a friendly and supportive company that strives to be one of the best companies to work for. ITS is a place where everybody has the opportunity to make a significant difference.

ITS is an equal opportunities employer, committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst its workforce, so we welcome applications from anyone and appoint staff purely on the basis of individual merit.