Automation Engineer

Salary Commensurate with Experience

About EPS

EPS Group is an international water infrastructure specialist, employing over 600 people and operating across Ireland, the UK and Northern Europe.

Established in 1968, EPS began as a modest electrical and pumping services business and developed into an innovative, internationally exporting product and service provider, focused upon the water, wastewater and clean technology sectors.

EPS is proud to be a genuine end-to-end service provider in the global water sector, providing large scale employment and bringing market leading, ground breaking and sustainable technologies to the market, while we work to improve water infrastructure in the regions where we are active.

Building the capabilities of our people is one of our key strategic pillars and we firmly believe in investing in our people’s success and the provision of continuous skills-based training and education.

Your journey is just beginning when you join EPS Group!


We are looking to recruit an Automation Engineer to support our continued growth. Based in the Cork area, this position will include responsibility for automation and control systems design, specification, programming, simulation and testing, and start-up assistance.


  • Working from an FDS or Control Philosophy to develop an IO list, hardware specification and PLC HMI programmes
  • On site commissioning of PLC system with electrical commissioning engineers
  • Implementing code changes on the automation systems under change control where required
  • Investigating and providing technical advice and support to process engineers and other engineering disciplines on automation related issues
  • Operate according to SOPs developed for site engineering and maintenance
  • Partnering with different disciplines to deliver automation projects in accordance with guidelines
  • Generate documentation and SOPs associated with each of the Automation systems as required
  • Providing support to tendering department on Automation projects – specifying hardware, programming time etc
  • Manage the specification, development, installation and validation of automation projects within budget and corporate guidelines
  • Support operations with technical queries. PLCs & HMIs: Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Schneider or Unitronics
  • Support engineering staff with field bus/communication protocols, Scada Packages, M2M platforms


Technical Requirements:

Working Knowledge of any of the following;

  • PLCs & HMIs: Allen Bradley , Siemens, Mitsubishi, Schneider or Unitronics
  • Field bus/Communication protocols: CanBus, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Profibus, CC-link, Modbus, Modbus TCP, Ethernet IP, ProfiNet
  • SCADA Packages: Wonderware Intouch, Indusoft, Citect, Broadwin, Iconics and OPC Servers
  • Structured Query Language (SQL), Web Browser, VB Script, SMS Functionality


  • Sc. degree in Engineering or equivalent, with particular emphasis in electrical, mechanical, electronic, automation and/or chemical discipline
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in industry, preferably in a water, wastewater or related industry
  • We are also looking for graduates or electricians looking to upskill
  • Experienced with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and vision systems in operating environment

Education Requirements:

  • Eng. in Engineering or equivalent
  • Trade qualified Electrician


If this sounds like the position for you, please get in touch and forward your CV,
we’d love to hear from you!