Automation Engineer - Waste Water Treatment

Posted Date about 1 month ago
Location Dubai
Discipline Engineering
Job Reference 32618
Salary 0.0




Plant Automation Engineer is responsible for automation design, implementation, and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plants (mainly controlled by PLC). Responsibilities include but not limited to , troubleshooting & development of PLC ladder logics for UF/RO process sequences, configuration & debugging of HMI, co-ordinate with other discipline team members during equipment/system maintenance, to provide support on local IT system, monitoring of UF/RO system & plant utilities, to follow on O&M procedures and activities, evaluating treatment process/plant conditions as part of control system and making process control decisions. Plant Automation Engineer shall work closely with the Operation team members and other maintenance discipline supervisors to ensure smooth and effective operation of the plant and to sustain overall plant performance.


The Plant Automation Engineer is responsible to perform the below tasks and any other tasks deemed necessary:

  • Perform site programming and troubleshooting in different PLC platforms, including siemens and ABB.
  • Reviews process control narratives, P&IDs, cause and effect diagrams and other automation documents and ensure accurate implementation on site.
  • Investigates, diagnoses, and recommends modifications required in PLC & SCADA logic sequences developed for UF/RO plant system or utilities to ensure that meets recommended operation specifications
  • Advises on all matters pertaining to the Plant automation control system configured for UF/RO plant process or system operation to ensure the economical functioning of plant facilities.
  • Responsible for creating safe working area by providing necessary interlocks on control system to protect equipment/system from potential hazardous source and to authorize work executor to start the maintenance/service of the equipment/system
  • Responsible for new process sequence development including design, programming, simulation, testing, start-up and documentation
  • Regular and periodic backup of historical data to ensure efficiency and reliability in emergency cases.
  • Develop and understand the hardware drawings for PLC system, remote I/O panel wiring diagram and network drawings
  • Work closely and effectively with client operators and O& M supervisors on executing the assigned or common tasks
  • Writes comprehensive reports on process control operations as necessary to provide information as may be required by management
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality service.
  • Monitoring of process parameters, online instruments and individual system performances through plant automation system and initiate necessary action
  • Assist Operation team members on investigating & troubleshooting of the process disturbances, equipment malfunctioning and notify the concern department responsible in time for necessary actions.
  • Strictly follow site EHS regulations, knowledge on hazardous chemicals, confined space activities, chemical spill control, LOTO procedure and with evacuation & emergency preparedness procedures


· Bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation / Automation engineer or equivalent. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements will be considered

· Work experience of minimum 5-8 years in plant automation and control system

· Experience with HMI/SCADA packages such as: iFix, GE Cimplicity, Iconics, Genesis, Rockwell RSView or Wonder ware. Hands on work experience in GE Fanuc Cimplicity,RTIP and Proficy Historian will be advantageous.

· Primary experience with Allen Bradley PLC, HMI & SCADA applications (RS Logix 500, RS Logix 5000, Factory Talk Machine Edition & Factory Talk Site Edition).

· Essential experience in IP address network architecture, unmanaged switches.

· Desirable experience in Emerson (ex GE Fanuc Proficy Machine Edition) & Siemens (Tia Portal).

· Experience with PLCs such as: Rockwell, GE Fanuc, Siemens, or Modicon.Hands on experience in GE Fanuc PAC Rx7i or Rx3i, Versamax controllers, remote I/O modules and programming experience in Proficy machine edition will be an added advantage.

· Experience with: Foundation Fieldbus, Device Net, or Profibus is a plus.

· Work experience in Hot redundant PLC/SCADA system and configuration of SST-VME scanner module

· Experience in Computer networking and knowledge on computer hardware & windows OS software configuration

· Experience in VB scripting, MS office and knowledge on SQL & MS Access

· Experience in UF/RO plant process & knowledge on Waste Water Treatment and Reclamation plant will be an added advantage

· Knowledge on plant safety and EHS

· Good communication skills in English. Arabic knowledge advantageous.



· Experience in handling small group of team members

· Work experience in any large Water treatment plant process, Chemical, O&G plants or Power plants or any other continuous process industries

· Excellent problem solving & troubleshooting skills

· Ready to work under pressure and to deliver within deadlines

· Shall possess excellent interpersonal skills and shall be a good team player

· To provide on call support during plant emergency and to Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements to inspect plant operations.