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Senior Control Systems Engineer

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1177409

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 21, 2022

Our top tier EPCM client is currently seeking suitably experienced Control Systems Engineers to join their Perth based team working across various Greenfields and Brownfields mining projects. These roles will be offered on initial 12-month contracts with the possibility for extension based on performance.

Prior mining experience is essential, specifically control system design and programming within the mining, metals and minerals industry.

Location -    Perth, WA

Duration -    12-month initial contract


  • Development of control system design and implementation deliverables, including Requirements, Specifications, Scopes of Work, Functional Specifications and Test documentation.
  • Review and evaluate new technology applicable to projects and incorporate the functionality in the design of the control system.
  • Project studies and concept designs of leading-edge technology including estimating, architecture development, control philosophies and prototyping.
  • Active participation in HAZOPs and Risk Assessments.
  • Lead small teams of controls systems engineers on the project.
  • Delivering complex control system designs on key industrial projects.
  • PLC and HMI development and testing as required.
  • Interface with vendors to ensure project specifications compliance.
  • Attendance at panel factory acceptance testing and vendor integration testing.
  • Short term attendance on client sites for scoping activities.
  • Some ad-hoc, short term on-site commissioning (various locations)
  • Promotion of Safety in Design on control system projects.


About you

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of the team.
  • A desire for personal development and a keen eye for detail.
  • A focus on quality and performance.

Required Experience

  • Roles offered to experienced and qualified engineers from level I through to Principal level.
  • Experience in successfully delivering control system design and execution projects within Mining (Oil and Gas experience will not be suitable).
  • Schneider M340/M580 and/or Rockwell ControlLogix PLC development experience required.
  • Experience with materials handling and commissioning required.
  • Citect SCADA experience ideal.
  • Experience with multidisciplinary design interfaces (particularly electrical and mechanical) required.
  • Functional Safety experience (beneficial).



  • A relevant Engineering degree recognized by Engineers Australia.


Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered.


To apply simply press the ‘Apply’ button. Due to the large number of applicants, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


For further information please contact Patrick Chick via +61 8 6146 4363 or patrick.chick@airswift.com




About Airswift

Airswift is an international STEM workforce solutions provider. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.


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