Schoeman & Associates

SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER (Open to all ethnic groups)

Position Outline



Position Outline

Short Role description:

Responsible for performing system engineering for automation process control projects based on programmable controllers, drives, motor control centres, operator/field device, instrumentation, etc. Works on project assignments in various industrial, manufacturing and mining environments. This includes system design, system engineering, hardware engineering, programming and factory testing. Identifies, analyses and resolves program support deficiencies.

Reporting structure:

 Lead Engineer


Experience required for Professional Level

 Typically, five to eight years’ experience in industrial systems engineering – industrial automation, Control & Instrumentation, Electrical, Information Systems.

 Proven project portfolio of control system projects – Indicating responsibility level

 Sound knowledge of design and implementation of Rockwell control solutions

 Receives little to no instruction required on day-to-day work

 Takes ownership and responsibility for actions, tasks and projects

 Ability to manage various tasks at the same time and effectively manage time to achieve project timelines

 Advanced skill with MS Office software products Excel, Access, Word, etc

 PLC Programming (Allen-Bradley preferable) – 5-8 Years

 SCADA application development (Factory Talk View SE/ME preferable) – 5-8 Years


Essential Functions

 PLC Code development – Using standardised code structures

 SCADA Application Development – Standalone & Network Applications. Template Development (Object-Orientated)

 Performs conceptual process control systems design and implementation thereof

 Provide on-site process control system start-up and support as required. (Commissioning)

 Local and International Travel

 Provide verbal and written engineering reports

 Visit internal/external panel manufacturing facilities to assess progress, provide technical assistance and for final inspection and sign off.

 Core Competencies: PLC & SCADA, Instrumentation, Network, Drives & starters, Fault-finding, supervision of contractors, Commissioning

 Telephonic/Remote support



 Communicates effectively

 Builds client relationships

 Able to function independently and remotely

 Team player with the ability to integrate with other team project members


Required education

 Bachelors degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent knowledge, industry application knowledge

 Excellent English language (verbal and written), Local language skills


Ensure that all skills, experience and qualifications that you have that match the role description is reflected on your CV. Indicate your current remuneration and expectations in this regard as well as the area’s you are willing to work.  Job titles are not important, but it does serve as indicators of your career interests.  Providing me with 3 alternative job titles in which you might have, and interest would assist me greatly in moving your career forward.  Feel free to contact me should you have any questions or which to follow-up on the process.


Contact:  Babette Schoeman

Cell:          072 570 7249

(FNB Mobile’s signal is poor.  SMS or WhatsApp me if you cannot get through)



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