Principal Engineer (Controls)



Boulder, CO, USA · Bristol, UK · gloucester, uk
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024
Engineering · Bristol, Gloucester

Principal Engineer (Controls)

iCOMAT is an ambitious advanced manufacturing company with game changing technology and critically people with the imagination and drive to grow a business that will enable manufacturers in the aeronautics, automotive and space sectors to reduce significantly the weight and improve the efficiency of their products🚀

We're looking for a Principal Engineer to lead the Automation and Controls function within the business. The ideal candidate will be passionate about their work, keen to push the boundaries and to develop highly innovative solutions to help us achieve our exciting plans towards creating a fully lights-out composites manufacturing facility.

What will you be doing? 🤔

  • Design, Testing & Implementation of Software for Automation Systems.
  • Preforming factory acceptance testing of Automation Systems, leading to a formal Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and other relevant compliance requirements.
  • Preparation of FDS Documentation.
  • Research and Development into new products which could be used in Automation Systems.
  • Provide technical support to the sales, proposal, project, and design team.
  • Including simulations, estimating, software and hardware selection.
  • Undertake fault finding during commissioning.
  • Offer technical support to customers, across email, phone, remotely, and on-site.
  • Collaborate with clients, colleagues, and other contractors.
  • Work in accordance with BS7617:2018 & Electrical specifications. Knowledge of EN IEC 60204

What do we need from you? 💪

  • Degree or HNC qualified, within a relevant Engineering discipline, such as Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, or Robotics.
  • Experience of Allen-Bradley, Siemens & Beckhoff PLC’s & HMI’s.
  • Extensive knowledge of Robotic Applications, desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience in architecture and writing PLC software using programming languages e.g., Ladder diagram (LD), Function block diagram (FBD), Structured text (ST), Instruction list (IL), and Sequential function chart (SFC).
  • Designing, tagging, and testing control system mimics using HMI SCADA packages.
  • Experience of Safety Systems, (LOTO, Safety Zoning, Sistema).
  • Knowledge of 415V and 24V machine power and control systems
  • Possess a excellent understanding of engineering principles in Control System Design.
  • Able to work within control panels and make wiring modifications if required.
  • Ability to read Electrical Schematics.
  • Strong IT Skills, such as Microsoft.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to lead and work in a team (and autonomously) to achieve end goals.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.

    We’ve completed multiple technology validation programmes (with the European Space Agency, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, F1 Teams) and are in the process of executing on the first production opportunities with leading OEMs. We’re edging towards becoming a significant scale-up with growth plans that will see the business multiply in size over the next 2-3 years and expand operations into Europe and the US! 📈

    Interested in learning more? Apply for more information and join us on our exciting journey!⚡

    Bristol, Gloucester
    Contact Rony Seamons HR Director – People

    About iCOMAT

    iCOMAT is a spin-out company from the University of Bristol, which provides beyond state-of-the-art lightweighting solutions based on the Rapid Tow Shearing (RTS) process.

    We are proud to collaborate with the world’s top OEMs and end-users. Together we develop new frontiers in automated composites manufacturing which revolutionises the aerospace, automotive and space sectors.

    Founded in 2019
    Co-workers 30
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