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Controls Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are currently looking to hire a Controls Engineer to work on a variety of protection control and automation systems, in electrical power control and monitoring systems.

Role Responsibility

  • Develop and test electrical power system related software and firmware.
  • Develop and test communication related software and firmware.
  • Configure and test networking equipment.
  • Participate in R&D project planning, lead R&D design review meetings and follow ups with R&D team members.
  • Participate in R&D related cross-functional activities such as customer meetings, quality improvements, product and R&D project review.
  • Provide regular R&D related project progress updates, escalating potential impacts to customer and delivery expectations to relevant stakeholders.
  • Provision of related technical support to customers and to sales, manufacturing, testing, commissioning functions.
  • Ensure all data protection activities of personal and special category data; pertaining to current employees, customers and all other external stakeholders, are done so in line with the company’s data Protection Policy.
  • Prototype modelling including Working across the full software V-Cycle.
  • Protection / Controls / Automation software development.
  • Communication protocols and software development, testing and implementation.
  • Networking equipment configuration and testing.
  • Mil (model in loop), Hil (hardware in loop) and Sil (software in loop) testing.
  • Verification and Validation testing.
  • Prototype and integration testing.

The Ideal Candidate

It would be beneficial, if you are experienced in some of the following:

  • C/C++ embedded automotive software development.
  • Knowledge of PLCs, Protection Relays, Control Equipment and Automation Solution within electrical power industry.
  • Good knowledge of LINUX, Windows, JavaScript, MQTT, REST-APIs, no-SQL databases, ONX, VxWorks and FreeRTOS etc.
  • Knowledge of MISRA, Git, CVS etc.
  • Knowledge of communication and networking protocols along with software aspect internet protocols including UDP, TCP, IEC 61850, MQTT, SDN, REST APIs.
  • Deterministic networking in real time applications.
  • Knowledge of PLCs, Protection Relays, Control Equipment and Automation Solution within electrical power industry.
  • Cybersecurity applications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable electrical power industry standards i.e. IEC, IEEE, UL etc.

About the Company

The BRUSH Group is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of generators above 20MVA. With a comprehensive range of products and services including transformers, switchgear, portable generating sets and control & monitoring systems, BRUSH is your ideal partner for electric power generation, distribution monitoring and control.

BRUSH has been a key figure within Electrical Engineering for over 130 years, offering a wide range of ‘electrical machines’, and providing our customer chain with the highest calibre equipment and after sales service.

Here at BRUSH we are very proud to offer:

  • A very competitive salary
  • Private Pension


  • Overnight/daily allowances (for certain roles)
  • Company vehicle (for certain roles)
  • Great development opportunities





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