Automation Engineer – REF: 2233c

Fingleton White Dublin 12 Ireland Engineer
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Company Description

Fingleton White provide multidiscipline engineering services for the energy industry. We provide a full range of design, construction and commissioning services and are active across many sectors including Renewables, Gas Networks, Water, Energy & Utilities, and Asset Management. The company is responsible for planning and development of some of the most significant projects in the energy sector in Ireland. We have 6 offices across Ireland, Northern Ireland and England with over 130 staff.

Who We Are….

We have a proven track record of delivering lasting solutions which we design based on a first principles approach. Our priority is to get the engineering fundamentals right.

Fingleton White is a company that has been built on sustainability. Our very first project was a hydroelectric power station. Over our 40-year history, we have developed our own projects which have delivered CO2 emissions savings of well over 2 million tonnes. We are focussed on reducing our carbon footprint and having a positive impact on our environment and communities through our biodiversity initiatives, our energy efficiency programmes and implementing sustainable development targets.

Our Projects….

Achieving zero carbon will require a diverse range of solutions and approaches. Our clients require individualised pathways to ensure they can achieve CO2 reductions in a cost-effective manner that reflects their specific business needs and goals. Fingleton White is a key solution provider in this complex journey. We are delivering renewables projects, carbon reduction projects, energy efficiency upgrades and improvements for our clients.

We understand that natural gas, biomethane and hydrogen all have a key role in transitioning to low carbon and achieving zero carbon. Greening of gas networks will be fundamental for supporting intermittent renewable energy sources such as Wind and Solar. Our Gas Networks design team are delivering projects in areas such as Biogas from Anaerobic Digestion, Carbon Capture, Hydrogen and Biomethane for grid injection and transport. Expertise in these areas will be key for the future as they provide unique and complex challenges that requires highly technical and specialised engineering solutions.

Our People….

Our people are our only asset and are our USP. Our people are key to everything we do.

Business and client requirements are constantly changing, it is essential that we provide the tools to allow our team to develop their skills and expertise to match these demands. We challenge our engineers to develop and progress within the organisation. Our Development and Progression Framework details how people can develop within their roles and progress their career within the organisation.

Fingleton White is an Engineers Ireland's CPD Accredited Employer and we have systems in place to provide employees with targeted training and experience relevant to their grade. Chartership is supported and encouraged through CPD and mentoring and is a requirement for senior engineering roles in the organisation.


The Role….

Automation Engineer – REF: 2233c

We are looking to recruit an experienced Automation Engineer to join our expanding Electrical design team. The successful candidate will join an established multi-discipline team working on a variety of projects across a wide range of industries.

Typical projects being undertaken include:

  • Biofuel Plant upgrade including Storage, Pumping and filling of vehicles
  • Design of industrial and power generation plant process improvement projects
  • New energy projects including Battery Energy Storage Systems, Energy From Waste Plants, Hydrogen Generation and Storage
  • Process Plant and Equipment
  • Fire Fighting Systems

The location for this role will be in our Dublin office, however we will also consider applications for our Portlaoise, Cork, Antrim, Galway or Hemel Hempstead offices.

Working as part of a multi-discipline team, the role will involve the development of Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (EICA) design and include the following:

  • I/O Schedules
  • Develop Functional Design Specifications
  • Develop the control system hierarchy
  • Program PLC systems using Allen Bradley, Siemens, Schneider etc.
  • Program HMI/SCADA systems using Intouch, WinCC etc.
  • Produce commissioning procedures and test records
  • Training of operatives
  • Fault finding of control systems (PLC, HMI/SCADA, communication Networks etc.)
  • Make modifications to existing PLC programs & HMI/SCADA configuration to correct issues or improve and optimise site performance
  • Liaising with local authorities, customers and other stakeholders
  • Presentation of design solutions to client
  • Undertake travel to and from customer sites across NI, this may involve occasional travel also to ROI and England

The Automation Engineer will have the opportunity to progress their career within Fingleton White and will be involved in the various business sectors and provide experience across a wide range of projects


The Candidate….

The ideal candidate will have:

  • HND in Electrical / Electronic Engineering OR Significant relevant experience
  • 5 years' experience working directly as an Automation / Control Systems Engineer
  • Experience of programming PLC systems (Allen Bradley, Siemens, Schneider etc...)
  • Experience of HMI/SCADA system programming (InTouch, WinCC etc.)
  • Knowledge and implementation of Industrial protocols (TCP/IP, Profinet, Profibus, Modbus TCP, IEC 61850, etc.)
  • Sound working knowledge of a.c. and d.c control systems
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Full clean driving license and own transport required
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team
  • Have eligibility to work in the UK/IE OR possess a valid work permit that will allow you to take up full time, permanent employment in the UK/IE

Other information

What we offer….

  • An attractive remuneration package.
  • Paid overtime
  • Bonus scheme
  • Career progression in line with published plan and educational support
  • Year on year salary reviews
  • Paid Paternity & Maternity Leave
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hybrid Working (remote and office) & Flexible Working Policy
  • Group pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Staff wellness programmes
  • Participation in ESG activities such as sustainability initiatives, biodiversity committee, STEPS to Engineering, Women in Engineering initiative
  • Staff social outings

How to apply….

Please provide us with a CV which includes all relevant information including education details. A cover letter should also be included as part of your application detailing why the role and location are of interest to you.