Control System Engineer

Control System Engineer


Heide, Germany

As a Control System Engineer, you will be reporting to the Group Electrical Design Manager and will be responsible of the definition and selection of the control and safety systems required for Northvolt’s projects.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that the design leads to safety on the Construction Site and a safe Factory design which is an absolute and unnegotiable priority for Northvolt;
  • Responsible for ensuring that the external Engineering companies are following the Northvolt Design requirements;
  • Gathering the control system design requirements from the different disciplines;
  • Coordinating between control system design and other discipline designs including the review and approval of associated control system drawings;
  • Attendance in inter-disciplinary BIM/model reviews or 2D drawing reviews;
  • Attendance in design meetings;
  • Review of process equipment supplier (where required);
  • Creation or reviewing of complex control system narratives, complex control system logic diagrams and/ or cause and effect diagrams, system architecture diagrams and associated typical drawings;
  • Support development of the following control systems: Utility Management System (UMS), Building Management System (BMS), Gas Detection System (GDS), Fire Alarm System (FAS), Security Access Control System (SAC), Environmental Monitoring System (EMS), Power Quality Metering System (PQMS), Power Control & Monitoring System (PCMS) and the Process Automation System (PAS);
  • Technical support to procurement and construction;
  • Client representative at FATs for control systems;
  • Client representative during the SAT/commissioning of the control systems;
  • Handover of the control systems to the Operations & Maintenance department.

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have

  • Bachelors or master’s in mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering, specialising in instrumentation or automation or computer science;
  • Chartered or Professional Engineer status is preferred;
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in Advanced Manufacturing or similar industry;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel);
  • Valuable (but not required) if fluency in other languages, including German;
  • Experience with, and motivated to, setting up work methods and procedures from scratch, work with process evaluation and documentation;
  • Have designed or lead development and construction of a building management system (BMS) or Utilities Management System (UMS) or Process Automation System (PAS) to meet demanding requirements on reliability, availability, and maintainability;
  • Familiar with the selection, specification, configuration, testing and maintenance of safety instrumented systems following ISA / ANSI -84. 00. 01 and IEC 61508/ 61511-1, NFPA 85 / 86;
  • Familiar with Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA);
  • Thorough understanding of P&ID symbology and presentation techniques;
  • Great communication skills as have constant interaction with team members and external parties such as contractors, vendors, authorities and auditors;
  • High work ethic, multi-tasker, strong analytical ability and attention to details, critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Flexible, friendly, motivated to take on new challenges, has grit and a sense of humor;
  • Passionate & purpose driven - we work for a more sustainable future;
  • Highly organized and result driven;
  • Has a can do-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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