Control and Automation Engineer

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Date: Apr 23, 2024

Location: Essen, North Rhine, DE

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 89785 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Essen, North Rhine, Germany 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. 


Join our Project Delivery Group (PDG), a dynamic team of professionals passionately committed to world-class project delivery across the globe. With expertise in sustainable studies, asset building and operations, and industry-leading efficiencies, our best-in-class team leverages methodologies, governance and systems that are unparalleled in the engineering space. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Control and Automation Engineer to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Essen.


Hatch is a Global EPCM company looking for a dynamic leader to utilise his technical & leadership skills to positively make an impact on our operations.


PDG helps clients reach their business goals through a range of strong technical capabilities. We ensure world-class project delivery through the skills of our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies. Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change–providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges!


As a successful candidate, you will;


  • Work with Control and Automation team on projects and ensure delivery of project requirements as they relate to scope, execution strategy, cost and schedule
  • Prepare and review of all engineering documentation within discipline including, but not limited to, the following documents, lists, calculations and detail drawings; Instrumentation and Controls Design Criteria, Control Philosophy and conceptual design of industrial control systems, functional specifications and detailed control narratives and or functional descriptions, instrument index, I/O lists, instrumentation calculations, data sheets, specifications, selection and sizing, P&ID’s, system architecture drawings, instrument location drawings, installation detail drawings, wiring and interconnection diagrams, ISA loop drawings, motor control schematics.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant engineering standards and internal procedures for all engineering activities
  • Preparation of Basic and Detail Engineering, procurement, installation of automation components and systems
  • Create technical specifications for requests for automation components and systems
  • Create technical functional descriptions, test specifications and instructions as well as interface descriptions
  • Support with HAZOPs, SIL calculations and validations
  • Collaborate with project management/engineering staff to achieve project objectives
  • Conduct work in accordance with company safety and quality policies and procedures
  • Participate in regular project meetings and assessment of ongoing project needs
  • Check and verify construction drawings, vendor drawings, material requisitions and approval of bid tabulations and field checkout
  • Perform field surveys, when necessary
  • Provide construction support, commissioning and start-up assistance as required


You will bring to the role;


  • BSc/BEng in Electronic / Electrical Engineering or equivalent, with a strong interest in industrial process control, automation and computer systems
  • Extensive design (10 + years) and Project engineering experience leading teams in mining, metals, minerals processing or heavy industry environment
  • Experience with fieldbus technologies, networking and hardware
  • Knowledge of automation components and systems with focus on Siemens, TIA portal, etc.
  • Knowledge of network technology, server, virtualisation, redundancy concepts
  • Knowledge in DCS/PLC technology, highly available and failsafe systems
  • Experience in commissioning industrial automation projects
  • Demonstrated strong troubleshooting, analytical, technical problem-solving skills
  • High attention to details, motivation and commitment to quality and customer service
  • Ability to operate effectively and work under pressure in a fast-pace environment
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and quickly comprehend new concepts and technologies
  • Understanding of all aspects of software development and implementation
  • Flexibility to meet project requirements
  • Knowledge of Windows, Basic Networking and Databases
  • Fluent in German and English



  • AUTOCAD knowledge
  • Comos knowledge
  • Smartplant Instrumentation (INTools) knowledge
  • SISTEMA knowledge
  • VISIO knowledge
  • Programming skills with Siemens S7, PCS7, TIA portal
  • Technical knowledge in drive engineering, measurement engineering and power engineering
  • Knowledge of functional safety, SIL, PL
  • Knowledge of the relevant standards and statutory provisions for planning, construction and market placement of electrotechnical systems
  • Knowledge of technical identification systems





Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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