Reference : GBR07703

Automation / ECI Engineer

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom Cheshire
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 07/28/2022

Position description

Automation /ECI Engineer – Saint Gobain Insulation UK – Runcorn Based Role

At Saint-Gobain, we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a ‘Top Employer’ for 5 consecutive years. If you are a quick learner, you like working in a team, and you want to know what it’s like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as an Automation / ECI Engineer in Runcorn.

Is this role right for me?

Our key attitudes; Innovative. Customer Focused. Agile. Open and Engaging. Entrepreneurial -  are what makes us and how we like to work at Saint-Gobain. These are shared characteristics of us all and traits we look for in future team members. 

We are looking for the right person to fit in with our Saint-Gobain culture, but we know this needs to be right for you too. So if you think you match with the following, then we would love to hear from you!

Saint-Gobain Insulation UK offer an extensive range of insulation solutions and services, marketed under the Celotex and ISOVER brands.

The overall purpose of the role is responsibility for the design, development, installation, commissioning of automation systems and hardware for automated technology for the global roll out of Industry 4.0 at Saint Gobain. The development and optimisation of these systems to improve process performance will be fundamental to the success of this role.


Key Result Areas:

  • Manage the development, documentation, implementation, test, and Industry 4.0 software, ensuring alignment with Global Standards latest versions are installed, and back-ups are retained for the following:
    • PLCs
    • Inverter drives,
    • Servo Drives,
    • Programmable safety systems
    • Operator interface (HMI) screens.
    • SCADA / DCS system.
  • Delivery of the above (project delivery) is expected to be approximately 70% of the role.
  • Work closely with vendors of Automation equipment to ensure deliverables meet project requirements, including the interfacing of new Automation equipment with existing site systems.
  • Develop project schedules and document trackers to manage and control project deliverables.
  • Participate in Hardware and Software FATs and SATs to ensure client requirements and standards are met; aligned to SG global standards / requirements.
  • Monitor the performance of automated systems. Work with suppliers and the operations team to ensure optimum performance of plant and all equipment, ensuring minimal down time, proper documentation and version control.
  • Be proactive in predicting, detecting, reporting and diagnosing potential and existing software and electrical problems on all equipment to identify issues and faults, solve problems, and increase the reliability, availability, and utilisation of the plant
  • Support the plant and service engineers by sharing knowledge, and assisting in fault finding and problem solving during breakdowns. This is expected to be approximately 30% of the role.
  • Support (where applicable) the Engineering Team to ensure both the Control & Instrumentation and LV distribution network is maintained in a compliant manner and, where necessary, any modifications are controlled in line with best practice standards.
  • To be a key member during department and business audits and ensure the Engineering department comply with any recommendations.

Qualifications required from you:

  • 10 + years’ experience
  • Experience of the Electricity at Work Act and the duties of a site Electrical Duty Holder.
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, C&G 2391 & 2392 (Pts 1 & 2) or equivalent (C&G 2394 / 2395).
  • Experience in utilizing Management of Change Procedures
  • Experience of World Class Manufacturing including RCA would be beneficial
  • Degree Level Electrical/C&I Engineering (Preferred)
  • NEBOSH Qualifications (Preferred)

Additional Requirements

Permanent Role Package / Benefits

In addition to a competitive base salary plus an attractive bonus scheme, you will benefit from a significant focus on your own personal development and also have access to:

  • Competitive salary 
  • 36.25 Hours Per Week (Mon - Fri)
  • 25 Days holidays + Public Holidays
  • Bonus Scheme up to 20%
  • Pension - 4% contribution (Increasing with Service)
  • Life Assurance - 2 x salary / 4 x salary in pension scheme
  • Staff Discount - Across Saint-Gobain Brands

Are Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

We’re working hard to be, and we’re keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

And what about flexibility?

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen.

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