Senior Control System Engineer

What Are We Looking For?


Through our continued success in the market, we are looking to recruit a Senior Control System Engineer to join the team working out of the office in Glenrothes, Fife. You will work as part of our Engineering team, delivering solutions to a number of industries, whilst also mentoring other Engineers in the business.


You’ll be involved in the design of control software for various industries, utilising your PLC programming and SCADA knowledge to deliver solutions to clients whilst ensuring all activities are carried out to the highest standard of quality.


Some of Your Key Duties Include:


  • Report directly to Control Manager and work closely with them to continually develop the DPS Group client base.
  • Ensure all projects allocated are within a budget allocated, maintaining a commercial awareness whilst liaising with all stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the project team and management to ensure the solution provided is of optimum cost whilst being technically acceptable and in accordance with the client specifications, current legislation and the companies offer.
  • Provide Automation & Process Control System Development, Software and Hardware solutions. Providing testing, commissioning and documentation as required for all projects and tasks.
  • Maintain a good understanding of the project requirements by planning and forecasting, react to any changes that may occur and manage multiple projects through their life cycle.
  • Use appropriate systems and programmes, including E-Plan, AutoCAD, Sharepoint & other MS Packages as needed.


What Do You Need?


  • Degree level education BSc or BEng in Engineering/Science or alternate qualification equivalent in Electrical, Control Systems Engineering
  • Experience in Controls Systems Engineering
  • Experienced in Siemens and/or Rockwell Automation and/or Schneider Electric latest Automation and Process Control Systems
  • Advantageous if experienced with all aspects of automation and process control systems including drives, servo and AC drive/motors.
  • Ideally experienced with DCS systems including PCS7 and PlantPAx
  • Advantage if experience with simulation tools such as SIMIT
  • Able to use own initiative and work to tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrable experience in completion of full turnkey projects from design through to programming and commissioning.
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be experienced with client-facing.


DPS – Who Are We?


We solve manufacturing challenges through the intelligent use of technology.


DPS Group is one of the UK’s leading integrated electrical, instrumental & control and compliance providers. We are trusted to deliver integrated solutions on often highly complicated projects, by some of the world’s best-known brands, across a range of sectors.


We help some of the world’s highest profile brands by working with them to find solutions which are operationally efficient, and drive profitability. We work across a range of sectors including Power, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Bio Energy and Paper, but to name a few.


We offer an end-to-end virtuous cycle approach to projects which includes: Analyse, Develop, Comply, Maintain, Install, Build & Design.


Our Innovative, creative and a customer focused approach ensures that DPS delivers the highest standards of safety, service & sustainability. This approach is fully embraced throughout our business and ensure we deliver the optimum level of efficiency whilst maintaining the highest quality standards and continuous improvement of our quality management system ISO 9001:2015.


We aim to minimize environmental impact of our own systems and help develop environmentally responsible customer solutions.


DPS Group recognises its obligations to act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in all its dealings with staff, customers, brand partners and suppliers, neighbours and the environment as a whole.


We aim to:


  • Minimise health, safety and environmental risks.
  • Dispose of waste in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Reuse and recycle where practicable.
  • Develop environmentally responsible customer solutions.
  • Deliver a net positive impact on the environment.
  • Promote sustainability within the organisation.


DPS Group adheres to the Environmental Management Systems Standard ISO 14001:2015 to identify and control our environmental impact and improve our environmental performance.


We are also official partners with Siemens, Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, giving us the unique opportunity to develop skills with these manufacturers’ solutions for our team.


What DPS Offer


To build successful teams and drive the level of quality that DPS is renowned for, we know we need the best people in industry. Not only do we require the relevant skillsets, but we also need people with the right attitude and mentality to thrive and grow in such an innovative industry. At DPS, you’ll be given every opportunity to set the path of your own career through the business and work in an environment that will require you to rise to the challenge of working for a market leader.


  • Industry-leading salary
  • Holiday Allowance
  • Long Service Holidays (Position Dependant)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Healthcare Scheme (Contribute, Personal or Family – Position Dependant)
  • Access to Company Healthcare Scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • EV/Hybrid Car Lease Scheme


At DPS Group we understand our continued success is down to our dedicated team, therefore we invest time and effort in each individual; training and assisting with their personal and professional development, helping them build a long-term career within the business.

What to do next

If you are interested in this role, please complete the contact form below and attach your CV.