Automation Systems Engineer

Employee - Full Time

Doncaster, United Kingdom

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Job Description

TBA Group is part of a multi-national group of companies and promotes a creative and dynamic work environment is looking to recruit a Automation Systems Engineer on a permanent basis in Doncaster. TBA Group produces market leading, large-scale, distribution and supply chain software products used by customers worldwide and is aiming for further substantial growth over the next 5 years.

We are proud to have a truly global customer base who operate across logistics, warehousing, terminals, and ports, 24/7. This role will provide support to the Automation project team in design, development, installation, commissioning of automation systems and hardware for low level automated technology.

Meet the complex challenges in container terminal software solutions

What are we looking for?

You will primarily work on supporting Automation projects in designing, developing, and commissioning automation systems and hardware. In addition, you will provide customer support for automated system solutions.


We are looking for an engineer to join the team who will work under the direction of senior engineers and engineering manager. You must be able to demonstrate good organisation skills and time keeping, along with attention to detail when producing the designs and development. Good communication and reporting is required when commissioning

  • Experience of working with Automation systems and Automation systems projects (Siemens or Rockwell) with a “hands-on” approach, developing code from scratch
  • Programming in all IEC61131 is a must, with special emphasis in Function Block (FBD), ladder logic (LAD) and structured text (ST/SCL)
  • Experience in the use of electrical drawings
  • Knowledge of C, C++ or C# is beneficial
  • Knowledge of Python, JavaScript or any other computer programming language is an advantage
  • Familiarity with Database Systems or Structured Query Language is an advantage
  • Panel wiring experience is a benefit
  • "I heard the vacancy from a friend of mine, applied for the job, the rest is history"

    Szabolcs Gyapai

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    Job Description

    TBA Group was established over 30 years ago; we’re award-winning and one of Europe’s leading software development companies for the intermodal and logistics companies. Through our innovative software, we produce market leading, large-scale, distribution and supply chain software products used by customers worldwide.

    The work we do is complex, challenging and rewarding and together with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and a close-knit team, we believe we offer a unique working environment; our enviable staff retention rate speaks volumes about our ethos. It’s our aim for further substantial growth over the next 5 years and with our sights set on our ambition and there are opportunities for career advancement within our thriving, award-winning professional organisation.

    Key Responsibilities

  • PLC software development and testing – Siemens (Step 7 Classic and TIA) and either Rockwell (RS Logix 5000 and/or Studio 5000) or Schneider Unity S
  • Capacity (prior knowledge is not required) to work with legacy control systems such Modicon, Siemens S5 or Schneider PL7)
  • HMI application development and testing
  • Electrical and control system design
  • Electrical drawings using Eplan
  • Hardware specification & procurement
  • Hardware configuration
  • Trouble shooting, diagnosing and resolving warehouse and ports automation software related issues
  • Maintain and improve code quality, and processes through the development of and maintenance of features within the software products and working as part of a team within an Agile framework
  • Onsite commissioning and minor electrical panel modifications. 
  • You will receive

  • Salary: negotiable depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus UK bank holidays
  • Early Friday finish
  • Pension
  • Private medical

  • 1. Submit your application

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    2. Shortlisting

    Shortlisting normally takes around five working days. If you are selected after the initial assessment, you will be invited for a face-to-face interview or an interview via MS Teams.

    3. The Interview Stage

    We always give applicants adequate time to prepare and we strongly advise to do as much research as possible. Your interview process will be communicated ahead of time.

    4. Offer Stage

    If you have been successful, congratulations! Our interview stage is meticulous and by no means easy. So, if you’ve been offered a place with us, we wholeheartedly welcome you to the team and look forward to exciting times ahead.

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