Senior Control Systems Engineer

Fortescue Future Industries

FFI is leading Fortescue’s decarbonisation and growth agendas and developing a portfolio of projects centred on the production of renewable hydrogen, ammonia, minerals and other value-added products. FFI is underpinned by Fortescue’s world class expertise, operational excellence and proven capability to drive future growth.

Title: Senior Control Systems Engineer – Green Fleet Development

Work location: Perth based (Hazelmere)

Roster: 5/2 roster

In support of Fortescue’s strong focus on green energy and our carbon neutrality targets, one of our key initiatives will be in our Green Fleet projects whereby we will develop and test a range of technologies to power our mining fleet.

Based at our new Hazelmere R&D facility, we are looking for an experienced Senior Control Systems Engineer to work on a dynamic range of Green Fleet Development projects.

Key accountabilities will include:


Report to the Principal Control Systems Engineer to support the Project Managers on the control system design and implementation for a variety of Green Fleet projects in the mobile mining equipment space.
Management of control systems contractors and vendors
Review existing control systems and recommend upgrades and modifications based on value
Identify best practices related to instrumentation and process control and drive its adoption
Work in close conjunction with other engineering disciplines and maintenance teams working on Green Fleet projects
Development of hardware and software standards
Mentoring and development of control systems engineers
Preparation of technical documentation
Support the deployment and commissioning of new technology to various FMG mobile fleets to accelerate the decarbonation goal

Qualifications and skills required:


Bachelor of Electrical, Control Systems or Mechatronics Engineering
5-10 years’ experience in Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Engineering or similar role
Strong PLC and HMI programming experience
Practical fieldbus communications experience. CANopen and J1939 exposure highly advantageous
Experience with the communications and control of VVVF drives or other large power electronics
HME/Automotive experience highly advantageous
Experience working on renewable energy projects highly advantageous
Functional Safety experience desirable
Strong conceptual thinking and analytical focus
Proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders and in multidiscipline teams
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and be highly organised

Our values drive our culture and performance through a strong focus on safety, family and determination. We celebrate and respect people’s differences and commit to providing an inclusive work environment. This is an exciting time to join Fortescue.

We encourage Aboriginal Australians and female candidates to apply.

www.fmgl.com.au/jobs-at-fortescue

Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified

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