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Controls Planner in Oxford, Oxfordshire



Oxford, Oxfordshire





Controls Planner/Engineer
6 Month contract
£233.32 per day Inside IR35 via Umbrella) / £202.83 per day via PAYE
Oxford on site every day

The specialist control engineer (SST) is responsible for the control systems engineering, planning, installation, commissioning, acceptance, support and optimization for facilities and conveyors. Also the system architecture and interfaces with the relevant IT systems, this should include feasibility analysis.

More on the job details
* Performance calculation, value of the benefits, cost and investment analysis, budget planning, steering of the project stakeholders, working together with suppliers, internal and external partners and other relevant interfaces.
* Answerable within the area of responsibility for optimizing the costs, quality, ergonomics, technical innovation and environment, appraisal and acceptance of construction drawings.
* Informing and supporting the maintenance and process planning.
* Working within the project framework. Creating common templates.
* Maintain conformity with technical regulations and harmonized standards, e.g. Machinery Directives, safety performance etc.
* Preparing the tender description (RFQ), requirements specification, tender analysis, cost analysis, review with suppliers quotation analysis. Confirmation of calculation adjustments, change requests, checking offers and make confirmation of services rendered with purchasing department.
* The SST ensures the implementation of the existing standards in robots, drives, components and software. The SST is subordinated to the responsible person for the realization and reports to him.

Responsible for:
* Complete control engineered implementation based on the requirements of the project.
* Definition of the hardware and software interfaces between the PLC and IPS-L/T or Q.
* Monitoring the implementation of technical interface contracts (PLCs, IPS to further conveyors or automatic stations)
* The detailed project planning (after awarding of contract) for the construction of functions and dimensioning of electrics and controls.

* Creating detailed concept for control technology incl. control technology for process facilities.
* Invitation to tender for electronic and control incl. process planning.
* Common creation of tender corporately with the facility technicians and process planners. Responsible for the content of general electrical implementation and control engineered process.
* Description of controls configuration.
* Agreement of the quantities (i.e. number of drives, HMI's, controls, functional groups etc.)
* Determining the electrical components on the basis of best practice contracts and the design guidelines of assembly.
* Determining the system-side interfaces to neighbouring systems.
* Determining the IT-interfaces to higher-level shopfloor systems and to neighbouring assembly sections.
* Determining the electrical supply and the technical data integration into the production network.
* Determination of the safety devices in cooperation with suppliers.
* Delivery of standard documents to the suppliers (sample-Eplan, RPA-Software…)
* Working together with the suppliers during the project planning and design phase.
* Preparation of the plant shut-down phase (PU planning) together with the facility technician and/ or process planner.
* Working together with the suppliers during facility set-up incl. pre-acceptance at the supplier.
* Organizing trainings for operators and maintenance.
* Supporting the startup after PU (shutdown).
* Ensuring functionality by means of specific stress tests during commissioning.
* Removal of errors and LOP points together with the facility technician or process planners.
* Carrying out the acceptance process with regards to the electrical functionalities.

Qualifications and other required experience[
A relevant Degree/Masters with experience in a similar role
Relevant Knowledge including machine control, automation, robotics and control engineering, building services, hydraulics, pneumatics, project management, IT networks, machine operator protection and health and safety.
Good leadership and project planning skills are required
Good problem resolution techniques and good preventative maintenance techniques
Must be able to communicate with internal and external International partners and have the ability to sell concepts and communicate technical solution effectively.
Good knowledge of VPS principles.
Good office IT skills.


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change.

Job reference 123764_1717083982
Date posted 31 May 2024

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