Automation Engineer


Region: Cologne
Country: Germany



Salary: Negotiable

Application Details:

Start Date: ASAP
Expiry Date: 28/06/2024
Job Reference: AEOFS_1717156190

Automation Engineer

PLC/Process Control Engineer to join my client on a freelance basis to be based in the region of Cologne/Dusseldorf in West Germany . This is a full time freelance role in country.

The client has four production sites in the Cologne/Dusseldorf region and they are about to undertake a three year upgrade project for their PLC systems.

They are specially looking for a process control engineer with experience from a client or system integrator side, who can work with them to develop and deliver the package of works over the next three years.

START: Q2 (May/June 2024)

LOCATION: West Germany, between Cologne & Dusseldorf (Hybrid from site and home)

DURATION: 18 Month rolling (Three year project)

PLC/Process Control Engineer – Onshore Projects – Chemical & Petrochemical Sector

  • Degree qualified electrical, instrumentation or automation engineer
  • Experience in engineering, design and analysis for brownfield process plants
  • Ability to survey experience hardware, making recommendations for replacement
  • Ability to coordinate with a third-party systems integrator for multiple PLCs/SCADA upgrades
  • Understanding of safety and shutdown engineering (Cause & Effect, Control Safeguarding)
  • Conceptual, basic and detailed design experience – full EPC projects
  • Working history with other departments (electrical, process, structural mechanical etc..)
  • English language skills
  • Conversational German language skills are also very beneficial

Key Tasks on arrival:

– Coordination with site-based team for surveying of existing hardware (PLCs)

– Preparation for implementation – surveying, engineering, concept provided to third party

– Trouble shooting for existing systems and upgrade planning

– Creating a plan for execution

– Coordination of systems integrators through project lifecycle

The role would suit PLC/Process control Engineer who has already worked brownfield plant upgrade and optimisation projects, the client is looking for the engineer to coordinate technically through the full duration.

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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