Senior Control Systems Engineer

Lead the control systems team in Darwin, Australia for Pacific Energy. Design, program, and support PLC, RTU, DCS & SIS systems. 7+ years experience in Power Generation industry required.

Pacific Energy
Pacific Energy
Darwin, Australia  UTC+09:30   On-site   Full Time   251-500   More than 3 months ago

Pacific Energy is one of Australia’s leading producers of sustainable distributed energy. We’ve been servicing remote townships, utilities and the mining industry for more than 40 years, delivering customised systems that integrate solar, wind, gas, diesel and battery storage systems.

Our dedicated team of experts and complete in-house capabilities mean we can deliver world-class projects from beginning to end, safely and on time. We’re proud to be Australia’s largest remote power station builder and operator, with 48 sites nationally and more than 40% of our energy portfolio now powered by renewable and hybrid systems.

At Pacific Energy, we know the importance of a clean energy future. That’s why our organisation is driven by some of the industry’s finest engineers, electrical contractors, production specialists and project managers. Join us and help pave the way to a cleaner, brighter future.

Our Role

Our office based in Darwin currently has a great opportunity for a Senior Control Systems Engineer to lead the control systems team for projects including PLC, RTU, DCS & SIS systems; design, programming, site acceptance testing and ongoing support. We are looking for an experienced Senior Controls Engineer that has a strong background in the Power Generation industry with experience covering Generators, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Renewable and Micro-Grid control systems & instrumentation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing control system and electrical engineering design packages including drawings, specifications, schedules, execution plans and FAT/SAT.
  • Programming control system logic, factory testing and simulation, software development.
  • Managing team of engineers, scheduling work activities.
  • Managing turnkey projects; project management, stakeholder management.
  • Available to travel for site commissioning and troubleshooting.
  • Provide appropriate and timely support to Clients regarding control systems.
  • Available for on-call remote support roster.
  • Liaising with clients, contractors and stakeholders.
  • Writing reports and documentation.
  • Provide Senior Engineering review of internal documentation and specifications.
  • Mentoring Graduate & Junior Control Systems Engineers.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Degree in Electrical, Electronic or Mechatronic Engineering certified by Engineers Australia.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in control system engineering field including design.
  • Experience with variety of PLC, DCS, RTU and telemetry products from various manufacturers.
  • Experience with industrial communications protocols including Modbus, DNP3, IEC-104 and IEC61850.
  • Demonstrated experience working in Power Generation Industry.
  • Demonstrated experience with BESS & Renewable control systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and strong initiative.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures.

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Qualified Safety Instrumented Systems Engineer.
  • Demonstrated experience with High Voltage, Substation and protection systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with Steam or Gas Turbine control systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with Process Instrumentation.
  • Certified in Project Management.
  • Charted Professional Engineer.

Additional benefits include

  • 9 Day fortnight (optional)
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), accessible to all employees and their families
  • Retention bonus scheme
  • Additional paid days off exceeding annual leave
  • Employee referral program

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Pacific Energy, we celebrate the richness and depth that diversity brings. We know that it’s good for our people, our customers and the solutions that we bring to the table. That’s why we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. We’re always learning, so please let us know what adjustments we can make to our recruiting processes to better support you.

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About the role

Dec 08, 2023

Full Time


Jun 05, 2024


Darwin, Australia



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