Software Automation Systems Engineer

Software Automation Systems Engineer.

Software Automation Systems Engineer



€50000 - €80000 per year




Shipbuilding & Repair

Our client is seeking a Software Automation Systems Engineer with prior experience in the Maritime industry.

You will be working for a major player in the shipbuilding industry and transportation technology.

Read below to find out more about your potential mission!


The mission:

  • Propulsion & Energy Systems Design: Develop functional designs for propulsion control systems and energy management systems.
  • PLC Programming: Program PLCs using our CODESYS software platform.
  • Supplier Collaboration: Work closely with suppliers of motors, gearboxes, propellers, converters, fuel cells, and batteries for system integration.
  • Automation System Design: Design and specify customer-specific automation systems based on their needs.
  • Software Development: Collaborate with the development department to improve and expand our core software functionalities.
  • Project Support: Participate in commissioning and acceptance testing of completed systems.
  • Documentation: Create project-related documents such as user manuals, functional descriptions, and technical specifications.


Your profile:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree (BSc) or Master's degree (MSc) in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, or Automation Technology. Alternatively, a completed apprenticeship in a relevant field is acceptable.
  • Technical Expertise: Possess advanced knowledge of PLC programming and automation technology.
  • Maritime Experience: A background in shipbuilding or the maritime sector (e.g., onboard assignments) is required.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English.
  • Travel: Willingness to travel occasionally for both domestic and international assignments.


If this advertised position interests you, apply now, or get in touch via as CV's will be immediately reviewed!


Darwin Recruitment AG is a Zurich based, SECO licensed, privately owned subsidiary of Darwin Professional Staffing Group Ltd (a Global IT Recruitment Consultancy).

Darwin Recruitment AG manages client relationships whilst also utilising Darwin Professional Staffing Group databases and networks to source Candidates and fulfil client requests.

We do not ask for a placement fee from Candidates/Employees.

If you wish to contact a specialist regarding this role, or your job search in general, please contact +41 (0)43 456 29 09

James Stares


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