We’re Hiring: Controls Design Engineer

An excellent opportunity is now available for the following position:

Controls Design Engineer


The successful candidate will be required to determine and specify electrical requirements and create electrical designs for all machine builds, ensuring all associated documentation is complete. He/she will support projects from an electrical design perspective from the initial concept stage to final completion of each project.


  • Third level qualification in Electrical/Electronic engineering, Electrical Apprenticeship or other relevant electrical design related discipline.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in an electrical design role is essential
  • Experience in instrumentation and control panels.
  • SolidWorks electrical experience is essential.
  • Knowledge of Standards – EN 60204-1, EN 13849-1
  • Proactive, excellent communication skills with the ability to work well with others in a multifunctional project team
  • Excellent level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated individual with a high level of initiative.


  • Attend initial design review meetings to discuss machine design and determine the electrical requirements.
  • Create I/O lists based on mechanical design and client requirements and select the appropriate PLC Hardware.
  • Tie in with Project Lead to determine specifications for components.
  • Create initial power and control distribution lists/selection of suitable hardware for the Electricians to enable them to begin the panel building and wiring.
  • Complete parts list for panel related components.
  • Utilising Solidworks electrical to effectively design and manage all electrical schematics, panel layouts cable schedules and bill of materials for all components.
  • Verification of safety control systems for machines using Sistema.
  • Liaise with the Automation and Mechanical Design Engineers to ensure all electrical design revisions are up to date and consistent with any additions.
  • Attend meeting as requested throughout the project.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while continuing to meet deadlines.
  • End of project drawings update.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities requested by the Supervisor.
  • Complete records and follow procedures in accordance with the Quality Management System.
  • Ensure all duties are carried out adhering to health and safety policy.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in a highly progressive, dynamic and team orientated environment, please submit your CV to careers@designproautomation.com or contact the HR Department on +353 (0)69 63842 Ext 312 for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 2nd October 2020.


DesignPro is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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