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Control System Engineer

The TGW Group are a leading supplier and systems integrator of highly dynamic, automated logistics solutions for warehousing, production, picking and distribution operations. The company designs, manufactures and installs a complete range of solutions, from small conveyor applications to complex, fully automated storage and retrieval systems.

We support successful organisations to master supply chain challenges in the most profitable, sustainable and ergonomic way.  Our customers include the biggest and best names in the retail sector. So working for TGW involves working closely with excellence and success.

The Role:

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Control System Engineer to join our fast growing and highly successful team here in the UK.  This role is based in our UK Head Office in Market Harborough with frequent travel throughout the UK and Europe.

The Control System Engineer is a key member of the TGW Controls Team with involvement in the entire project lifecycle.  They are responsible for the development and commissioning of all PLC level control systems for our automated materials handling solutions.  Interacting with Engineers, Designers and Clients at our UK Head Office and at various installation sites across the UK and Europe, they help ensure that we always meet our customers’ requirements.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the production of concepts, designs and system upgrade specifications
  • Ensure that designs meet all relevant regulations and codes of practice
  • Assist in the management of controls sub-contractors
  • Consult with design team on device layout, agree and freeze electrical design
  • Develop and produce control systems functional specifications
  • Develop electrical and software solutions using the standard TGW architecture and software blocks (based on Siemens S7)
  • Develop with 70% standard TGW code and 30% customised code
  • Pull together software architecture
  • Create in-house software test schedule
  • In-house software testing
  • Assist and lead site software commissioning and handover testing of in-house and sub contract controls solutions
  • Provide support for electrical and software systems to our clients throughout the life of the installation

 Key Requirements:

  • Ability to design/develop PLC code ideally using Siemens S7 (300/400) software
  • STL, FBD and/or Ladder programming knowledge
  • Previous experience of working with motion control via servo drives
  • Good understanding of networking ideally using Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet or Asi
  • Previous experience of commissioning and testing in an engineering environment
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and panels drawings – E Plan
  • Understanding of the link between PLC systems and other IT systems such as WCS
  • Knowledge of functional safety programming
  • Background in Material Handling/Conveyor Industry preferred
  • Relevant qualification in electrical/mechanical engineering

We offer a range of benefits that include a competitive salary and pension, life assurance and 25 days annual holiday.  Our onsite Gym and wellness programme is freely available to all employees. 

Interested?  Email your CV to Christine Brown, Recruitment Manager at for more information.


We are looking forward to receiving your convincing application documents including
•    curriculum vitae
•    photo and
•    relevant certificates
to be sent by mail or e-mail.

TGW Ibérica Sistemas Logísticos, S.L.
Montserrat Casellas Limoso
c/ Frederic Mompou 5, 7ª planta
E-08960 Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona)

Telephone: +34.93.480 93 89