Automation Software Engineer

  • Hitachi Zosen Inova AG
  • Zürich (Schweiz)
  • Presence / Mobile
  • Work experience
  • Engineer
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About us

Zurich-based green-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in solutions for energy transition and circular economy including Energy from Waste (EfW) and Renewable Gas (RG), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as a project developer, technology supplier and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological waste recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technologies, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements. HZI’s Service Solutions Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to provide support throughout a plant’s entire plant cycle. HZI works for customers ranging from established waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets. Its innovative and reliable solutions have been part of more than 1,600 reference projects worldwide.

Your responsibilities

  • Engineering and execution of the Distributed Control System (DCS) for Energy from Waste (EfW) plants
  • DCS software application development for Energy from Waste (EfW) Plants
  • Configuration of Network Devices (Managed Switches, Routers, Firewalls)
  • Initial setup and configuration of industrial PC’s
  • Factory Acceptance Testing of DCS Hardware and Software including Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Commissioning of DCS systems for Energy from Waste (EfW) plants, both on site and remote
  • Design and coordination of IT/OT interface for EfW plants
  • Interface coordination and collaboration with other project team members and package unit suppliers
  • Continuous improvement on DCS templates, templates, typicals
  • Support of tendering and commissioning team
  • Willingness to travel approx. 20%

Your experiences

​​​​​​​Job specific qualification
  • Several years of experience in DCS Software Application development, preferably in power plant applications
  • Experience in engineering, software application development and troubleshooting of Distributed Control Systems
  • Good knowledge of IT and various bus communication protocols (Profibus, Profinet, ModbusTCP, IEC104, OPC)
  • Functional Safety Engineer certificate is an advantage
  • Cyber Security Engineer certificate is an advantage
  • Proactive and solution-oriented approach, ability to make decisions
  • Ability to work under stress
  • Fluency in English, German and other languages are an advantage
  • Commissioning and operational experience is an advantage
Competence in working methods
  • Good MS Office user knowledge
  • Very good knowledge of Siemens PCS7 and TIA Portal
  • Knowledge of Comos is an advantage
  • High degree of understanding of quality assurance

We offer

  • Responsible challenge with diversified field of activity
  • Team-oriented working atmosphere in an international Company
  • Personal development opportunities through own Inova Academy
  • Opportunity to gain an insight into various technical disciplines
  • Excellent employment conditions
  • Attractive working place (central, good transport links)
  • Modern infrastructure


Do you have any questions? Please contact us.
We look forward to receiving your application.

For HR agencies: Please note that we do not accept applications coming from agencies. Thank you.