Senior System Engineer autonomous control unit PLC

  • Hitachi Zosen Inova AG
  • Zürich, Schweiz
  • Work experience
  • Engineer
  • Technical occupations (other)

About us

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global market leader in energy from waste (EfW) and renewable gas. HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction contractor and project developer, delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological EfW recovery. HZI’s Service Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to support our clients throughout the entire life cycle of their plant.

Your responsibilities

  • Implementation of functional descriptions of our control units, using Step7 programming
  • Software management and maintenance (incl. documentation) for our control systems
  • Further development and improvement of products in cooperation with R&D and the service department (soft- and hardware)
  • Setting up and configuring industrial PCs
  • Consultation and coordination with our hardware suppliers
  • Remote support during the commissioning of our systems (travel activity approx. 20%, at times up to 40% possible)
  • Standby phone support
  • Support of our suppliers (incl. documentation)
  • ross-system interface coordination with the technical project management and third parties, in particular clarification of the interfaces to other lots

Your experiences

  • Master’s degree (ETH/FH) (Control Engineering, Information Systems, Process Engineering)
  • Very good market and product knowledge of SPS systems in plant construction, commissioning experience is an advantage
  • Several years of experience in planning, development, operation and maintenance of PLC controls (hard- & software) including resource planning (costs & working hours) and application of PLC programming languages according to IEC / EN 61131
  • Experience in the preparation of functional descriptions as a basis for control unit development as well as very good knowledge of network technology
  • Very good detailed knowledge of process engineering procedures and process functions and basic electrical knowledge
  • Profound knowledge of Siemens PLC, Step7 and TIA Portal as well as database modeling and administration
  • Proactive and solution-oriented approach, ability to make decisions
  • Analytical thinking, planning and organizational competence, high quality standards, technical flexibility as well as team- and communication skills
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, written and spoken

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.
  • HR Business Partner
  • Claudine Somazzi
  • +41 44 277 19 41