2x Automation Engineer


Region: East
Country: United Kingdom



Salary: Negotiable

Application Details:

Start Date: ASAP
Expiry Date: 13/03/2024
Job Reference: AEHKN_1707899276

2x Automation Engineer

Ardleigh, Near Colchester

Contract or Permanent – 55-65k or Negotiable hourly rate

1st Feb Start possible


· Purpose of the position Ensure the automation aspects of the machines are designed to the highest standard, within budget and within the requested time frame.

· Ensure internal customers are kept up to date with automation design aspects.

· Generate project specific Functional Design Specifications & Test Documentation, work with the electrical department to produce Safety Documentation & Inspection Documents.

· Specify electrical design & automation equipment for use on projects. Develop, test and evaluate theoretical designs.

· Programming – creation, fault finding & modification of PLC control software. Provide continued development of software structures & libraries. Generate & maintain standard work instructions & procedures for software application logic.

· Generate project specific network diagrams. Provide site support for automation commissioning.

· Technical Training – both on & off site.

· Overseeing contractors whilst they are on site.

· Provide technical telephone support for customers. Provide support off site to resolve customer’s technical issues

Essential Requirements:

· Proven track record in writing control software in Siemens or Rockwell

· Ability to design automation software applications in Siemens or Allen Bradley

· Experience of motion control in Sinamics or Kinetix

Beneficial Requirements:

· Degree in Automation Engineering

· Ability to design electrical circuits

Please send your CV to us today.

g2 Recruitment are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships or any other characteristic protected by law.

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L&D Team

We are very lucky that g2 recruitment see Learning and Development as a vital part of a consultants journey which is why we have 4 people in the team who you will work very closely with from day 1 in your career. The team are on hand to guide you through your career at all levels and provide extra support working closely with the management team to give all consultants the best chance of success.  

Our Three Pillars of Training

Week 1 is a series of remote sessions to learn all things systems, followed by a 1 week academy process which is a mixture of classroom and deskside this will be in one of our UK offices and usually consists of 3-8 other consultants all starting their journey together.

Experienced Modules:
These are a variety of sessions curated by us designed to support consultants as they are progressing through the career ladder, the aim is to ensure consultants at all levels have access to L&D.

Junior Management Programme:
Ran by our head of L&D this programme is designed to support junior managers as they start their management career. This involves things like personal branding, time management and ends in a business plan which is presented to members of the Exec board and senior management team.

Jaz D’Avola
Head of Learning & Development

Jaz joined g2 Recruitment in 2013.

She now leads our Learning and Development programme, transferring the knowledge and wisdom she learnt as a recruiter to the new generation of talent.

Imani WIlliams
Learning and Development Consultant

Imani joined g2 Recruitment in 2022.

His role involves developing individuals in all areas of the business, varying from inducting and onboarding consultants to working with them 1 to 1 to identify areas of development.  He aids with growth of L&D across the business, watching consultants experience and develop.

Meghan Mcloughlin
Learning and Development Consultant

Meghan joined g2 in 2023 as an L&D consultant, Working in recruitment for 6 years, her role is to  help consultants at all levels to upskill and focus on development points. This could be anything from sales calls or candidate calls to organisation improvements.

Kane Gray
Systems & Academy Trainer

Kane joined g2 in April 2023 as an Academy & Systems Trainer.

His role involves teaching the consultants that are new to the company the foundations of recruitment and our systems before then helping them to upskill in areas specific to each consultant. Working closely with different consultants and watching them implement the feedback, apply it, and then benefit off the back of it.


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