Controls Lead Commissioning Engineer

The Role:

The Commissioning Team Lead Engineer is a key member of the TGW Controls Team in the successful delivery of TGW NE projects.  They are responsible for the commissioning of Level 2 PLC control systems (software commissioning & system testing) for our automated materials handling solutions Working in close conjunction with the Commissioning Manager you will undertake Team Leader activities overseeing small teams of the Commissioning Engineers and Commissioning Technicians for successful project delivery.
You will also effectively communicate with Technical Leads, Designers and Clients at our UK Head Office and at various installation sites across the UK and Northern Europe. You will be an active participant into the design process when required and ensuring quality feedback into the Controls Department to aide in continuous improvements. You will play an active role in the continuous development both technically and personally of the Commissioning Technicians and Commissioning Engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake a Team lead responsibility for a number Commissioning Engineers and Commissioning Technicians for delivering a successful project.
  • Clearly communicate to the Controls Project Manager
  • Undertake the development of project software using the TGW standard tools and architecture ensuring correct version control used in conjunction with Technical Leads
  • In house software testing through emulation when required.
  • Play an active role in the design of the control systems when required.
  • Preparation of Commissioning packs which include drawings, commissioning sheets and test documentation.
  • Undertake full level 2 PLC commissioning, to include but limited to:
    • Sign off of Level 1 Commissioning
    • Implementation of project area software
    • Commissioning to achieve manual control
    • Commissioning to achieve automatic control
    • Commissioning to achieve communications with WCS systems
    • Commissioning and testing of emergency stop systems
    • Test to mechatronic rates
    • Integration of third party equipment and testing when required.
    • Ensure full integration of system in order to deliver a final working plant is achieved.
  • Take responsibility / ownership for the PLC area being commissioned and ensure other areas are being correctly commissioned that are within your remit.
  • Actively plan areas and ensure all activities and commissioning progress adheres to project schedules and task plans.
  • Actively work with the Commissioning Team Engineers and Commissioning Technicians, SIM’s and Controls Project Managers in testing system modules as required.
  • Follow the software revision and back up process as required and ensure all others in your team are also in line with the process.
  • Ensure all modifications are fed back to the project team and design department
  • Identify and manage the rectification of any software, hardware & electrical faults
  • Ensure the electrical installation meets the required TGW standards
  • To comply to all current, future health & safety legislation at all times and others within your teams also comply.
  • Make sure all required commissioning documentation is completed to the required standard
  • Be an ambassador for the delivery of TGW NE controls and actively promote company standards and best practice.
  • Actively look at developing Commissioning Engineers and Commissioning Technicians.
  • Actively manages own development

Key Requirements:

  • Relevant qualification in a mechatronic discipline
  • Able to work within a team environment and co-ordinate when required
  • Proven experience to be able to create project PLC code ideally in the Siemens S7 environment
  • Previous experience of commissioning and testing in an engineering / industrial environment
  • Good understanding of control systems including but not limited to:
  • Hardware
  • Networking concepts & hardware
  • Fieldbus technology knowledge
  • Industrial Drives
  • Knowledge of functional safety programming
  • Back ground in material handling / conveyor industry or similar
  • Ability to design and develop HMI & SCADA systems
  • Previous experience of working with motion control via inverters and servo drives