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Controls & Automation Engineer


Field Based, GB

Brand:  RS
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location: 

UK Field Based


It’s an exciting time at RS Group as we build a new team to deliver the benefits of digitisation to our customers through our new brand, RS Industria.

RS Industria is a start-up within a trusted brand, able to move with speed to identify new customer needs and solutions in a very dynamic technology space.


We are currently seeking an experienced Controls Automation Solutions Engineer role for an exciting new opportunity in our growing team!


What you will enjoy doing

  • Be at the forefront of delivering new technology around data and analytics to our customers – helping shape their manufacturing digitisation programmes.
  • Work with established and emerging brands in data acquisition, cloud computing and analytics at the cutting edge of technological innovation.
  • Help customers to identify the problems they want to solve with data, and cost-effective solutions to harvest existing and collect new data.
  • Support the sales team to Configure, Price and Quote customer IIoT implementations.
  • Capture customer needs and feed these back to our development team to continuously enhance our product offer.
  • Be part of a small, dynamic team where every voice counts and you can make a difference.


What we’re looking for

  • Experienced industrial controls and automation engineer, familiar with a range of industrial and manufacturing environment
  • Understanding of PLC, SCADA and fieldbus architecture with a strong understanding of industrial communication protocols, such as ProfiBus, ProfiNet, OPC-U, MODBUS.
  • Understanding of reliability engineering and how to use data to solve maintenance challenges – able to speak credibly with customer maintenance engineering teams
  • Understanding of IT systems such as IP networking, server architecture, edge computing
  • Understanding of the cyber security challenges within an industrial environment
  • Familiarity with the technology, strengths and limitations of industrial wireless communication (WiFi, BLE, LP-WAN, cellular etc)


A bit about you

Nothing gets past you – You possess hawk-like attention to detail and you take immense pride in your work

You can Plan and React– You understand the importance of timing, when to move fast on a trending hot topic, or when to plan in advance

You have Energy – You approach your work with enthusiasm, positivity, and willingness to deliver the best results, whatever the challenge. 



We are RS Group

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.


Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 


We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


What we offer 

You can take control of your future here at RS Group. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • Competitive salary
  • On top of your holiday allowance, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future
  • Training and development opportunities


Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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