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Project Planner - Control Systems/Engineering

Competitive hourly pay
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Project Planner - Control Systems/Engineering

Hays are delighted to be working with our global client, one of the world's most successful premium manufacturers of cars, motorcycles, and provider of premium services.

Our client demonstrates a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and product responsibility all the way from development to production. Their aim is to play a dynamic and innovative role in shaping the face of mobility. Our client highly values each and every person; their passion, commitment, uniqueness, and contribution to shaping the future success of their business.

Hays are recruiting for an exciting opportunity for a Control Planner join our client on an ongoing long term temporary assignment for an approximate duration of 12 months.

  • Location: Oxford
  • Assignment type: Temporary, ongoing basis where you will be engaged via Hays
  • Working environment: Office based (maximum 20% hybrid working based on project & business requirements)
  • Hours per week: 37 (Monday - Thursday 8:30-4:30 Friday 8:30 -13:00)
  • Pay type: Competitive hourly pay rate

The specialist Control Engineer (SST) is responsible for the control systems engineering, planning, installation, commissioning, acceptance, support and optimization for facilities and conveyors. Also the system architecture and interfaces with the relevant IT systems, this should include feasibility analysis. Performance calculation, value of the benefits, cost and investment analysis, budget planning, steering of the project stakeholders, working together with suppliers, internal and external partners and other relevant interfaces.

Answerable within the area of responsibility for optimizing the costs, quality, ergonomics, technical innovation and environment, appraisal and acceptance of construction drawings.

Informing and supporting the maintenance and process planning.

Working within the project framework. Creating common templates.

Maintain conformity with technical regulations and harmonized standards, e.g. Machinery Directives, safety performance etc.

Preparing the tender description (RFQ), requirements specification, tender analysis, cost analysis, review with suppliers quotation analysis. Confirmation of calculation adjustments, change requests, checking offers and make confirmation of services rendered with purchasing department.

The SST ensures the implementation of the existing standards in robots, drives, components and software. The SST is subordinated to the responsible person for the realization and reports to them.

What you'll need to succeed -

  • Degree/Masters with 3-5 years experience
  • Relevant Knowledge including machine control, automation, robotics and control engineering, building services, hydraulics, pneumatics, project management, IT networks, machine operator protection and health and safety.
  • Good leadership and project planning skills are required
  • Good problem resolution techniques and good preventative maintenance techniques
  • Must be able to communicate with internal and external International partners and have the ability to sell concepts and communicate technical solution effectively.
  • Good knowledge of VPS principles.
  • Good office IT skills.

What you'll get in return -

  • Competitive hourly rate along with an annual performance related bonus.
  • Free parking on-site with access to a subsidised restaurant.
  • On-site gym with very competitive membership at Plant Oxford
  • Hays Go1 training platform which offers a library of over 70,000 courses.
  • Access to Ben - a flexible employee benefits portal offering support across wide range of topics such as mental health well-being, financial or legal matters.

What you need to do now -

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Feel free to call us on 0116 261 5000 to find out more!

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