Control Systems Test Engineer

We currently have an immediate requirement for a Control Systems Test Engineer to work for a leading international energy services company, based in Aberdeen.

My client is looking for a Experienced Controls Test Engineer willing to be based in Aberdeen running a Test Cell Facility. Typically my client is looking for Turbine Performance Engineers with Test Cell exposure. A Controls or Commissioning background is essential.

The Engineer will be based at my client’s Aberdeen base for the majority of the role, however some site and offshore work will be required.

Key responsibilities

Key responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • To improve test reliability and strive for first time pass.
  • Provision of technical and fault-finding support on gas turbine control systems to internal and external customers during testing function.
  • Provision of operational technical support for internal customers.
  • Responsible for the continuous improvement of processes and systems – review of lessons learned; formal close out with internal customers.
  • Effective communication, both internally and externally.
  • Observe and enforce Company rules and regulations and comply with Company safety, quality and management systems.
  • Liaison with Production Support to ensure all customer documentation is up to date.
  • Responsible for the timely extraction of Test Support Data, including vibration, and supply to Production Support.
  • Responsible for Controls issues on turbine packages.
  • Project management for annual maintenance including liaison with sub-contractors and maintenance budget control.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/knowledge:

  • Product knowledge of gas turbines and gas turbine control systems past and present essential.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret technical drawings.
  • Ability to plan job effectively preferably including cost management.
  • Experience of OEM control systems including RP2, Allen Bradley PLC5/40 and CL5000, Siemens S7 preferred. Also detailed knowledge of turbine systems.
  • Experience and working knowledge of Rolls Royce Entronics Control System.
  • Able to lead and co-ordinate a multi-disciplined matrix managed team.
  • NVQ/SVQ/NC (or equivalent) – Time Served or equivalent.

Desirable Skills

  • Good communication skills.
  • Fault finding and diagnosis skills essential.
  • Must be able to interpret technical requests from internal or external customers.
  • Reporting writing skills essential.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, technical programmes).
  • Detailed knowledge of P&IDs, Control Schematics and Gas Turbine Systems working essential.
  • Experience of Six Sigma and/or Lean manufacturing processes preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of safe working systems including Permit to Work, Risk Assessments, Method Statements etc.

Matchtech Group Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Vacancy Contact Details

Matchtech Group Plc 
01489 898989 (T)
01489 898290 (F)
Contact Name: Jason Waterman
View Details Online: Control Systems Test Engineer

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Aberdeen
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £35,000 – £45,000 pa
Reference Number Job ID 195900

Test Engineering Team Leader

The test equipment is expected to be developed jointly with the production test team to utilise latest test concepts to facilitate flexibility of test and modular re-use. It is expected that the test equipment will generally be a mixture of bought-in equipment and custom made items. Web connectivity for remote access, control and analysis is expected to feature. Tools to facilitate data analysis and presentation must be provided as appropriate.

The team leader will be responsible for closely working with the project team to ensure that the team and customer test requirements are met on schedule.

This role will be responsible for agreeing the specification of the test equipment with the project team, the production test team and the customer.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Ensure timely availability of suitable test equipment for a variety of development projects
  • Establish product test requirements with various project teams and customers
  • Manage creation of development test specifications and documentation
  • Ensure compatibility of development test requirements with production test capabilities
  • Manage the development test documentation to ensure a smooth and speedy transition to production test
  • Support the production test team in the development of future test capabilities
  • Create suitable project plans for the procurement of development test equipment and work to them
  • Create suitable project plans for the handover of development test activities to the production test team and work to them
  • Manage the engineering development test team
  • Mentor, develop and appraise direct reports

Personal Characteristics


  • Significant ability in electronic engineering which must include recent aerospace test experience
  • Knowledgeable about latest electronic test technologies
  • Electronics degree or similar
  • Analogue and digital electronics design skills
  • Knowledge of formal software design in any modern high level programming language
  • Knowledge of statistics as applied to statistical process control in production testing
  • Team leadership abilities
  • Negotiating skills
  • Planning skills
  • Ability to manage suppliers
  • Readiness to travel
  • Capable of filling customer facing role
  • Chartered Engineer


  • Commercial understanding
  • Budget ownership experience
  • Quality systems knowledge
  • Understanding of databases
  • Six sigma green or black belt

Vacancy Contact Details

Advanced Resource Managers (MAN)
023 92228228 (T)
023 92228229 (F)
Contact: Gemma Langley

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Luton
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £35,000 – £42,000 pa + 25 days