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Systems and Hardware Design Engineer

The Systems & Hardware Engineer - Controls is responsible for taking the mechanical design of a system and engineering the electrical and hardware elements for the controls system solution, including creating Sensor Actuator Layout drawings (SALs) and the ePLAN schematics for the system.

They will produce a working design that will meet the required project performance factors and all required standards, (regional and company) and then develop the detailed hardware engineering schematics and related reports to cover; IO Listings, Cable overviews, Network overviews, BOMs, Field Cabinets, PLC Cabinets and other specialized interface cabinets.


  • Reviewing of mechanical layouts (x-refs) to understand controls requirements for the area.
  • Using TGW controls engineering design tools to populate the conveyor layouts with the electrical and controls hardware components
  • Using TGW controls engineering design tools carry out the electrical engineering tasks required for PLC areas; 400V AC connections, 24v dc connections, Network connections, sensor placement and connections, etc.,
  • Production of design documentation reports including; Sensor Actuator Layout drawings, cable routes, Bill of Materials and design calculations.
  • Making sure that all system control components and architectures are within the correct design limitations for that type of system, i.e. Cable Capacity, Voltage Drop, Fault Currents, Profibus runs, Profinet runs and working distances, etc.
  • Creation of a full set of schematic circuit diagrams and all associated reports using ePLAN
  • Creating orders for the controls hardware required for the PLC area including; control panels, field devices and installation accessories
  • Applying the company standard installation components wherever possible and where not possible provide a cost effective alternative solution, which maintains the aim of minimising costs and installation time.
  • Define / Design / Implement any interfaces to third party controls
  • Work with the software engineering and Controls Project Management (PrMC) teams to ensure they have the necessary information to carry out their work.
  • Support of the on-site team in technical matters relating to the design and electrical installation of the system.
  • Participate in the project Design Risk Assessment process when needed.
  • To design systems that conform to or exceed all applicable regulatory and company standards


Essential skills/experience:

  • In depth understanding of control system hardware and design principles, including; low voltage control gear, networks, fieldbus systems, industrial drives, bar code reading systems, etc.
  • Good knowledge of CAD tools used in the generation of schematic drawings, sensor actuator layouts, e.g. ePLAN, AUTOCAD
  • Able to work in a team environment with a group of engineers to deliver a project.
  • Good communication skills, able to effectively communicate with all levels of people encountered throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Attention to detail / focus on quality of work

Desired skills/experience:

  • Background in Material Handling/Conveyor Industry or similar industry.
  • Knowledge of British and / or European standards that are relevant to the controls automation industry.

We offer

We offer a flexible working environment and you will receive a competitive salary plus access to our comprehensive benefits package including 25 days annual holiday entitlement with the option to buy or sell more, a contributory pension scheme, life assurance and access to our onsite gym!

Training and career development also are a key part of the culture at TGW; therefore, you'll have access to training resources internally and externally from day one.

Jack Dunkley
TGW LOGISTICS GROUP GMBH Ludwig Szinicz Straße 3 A-4614 Marchtrenk, Austria +43 (0)50 486