Senior Control Systems Engineer

Position: Senior Control Systems Engineer

Qualification: 3rd Level Qualification in an Engineering/Software/IT discipline

Location: Rathcor, opportunity for some remote work after 6 months (20%)

Main Office: Rathcor, Co. Louth, Rep. of Ireland.


XOCEAN is an ocean data company – we collect data for clients ranging from mapping the seabed to monitoring the environment. However, we do this differently, instead of using conventional crewed survey ships, we have developed a marine robotic system known as an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV).


The successful candidate will be involved in the continuous development of XOCEAN’s USV Control System. They will work with Hardware, Electrical / Mechanical systems, and Control devices such as PLCs, Edge IPCs to develop new and improved functionality for our USV Fleet and next generation systems.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Taking the lead to Develop solutions fully, from concept phase to full implementation.
  • Liaise closely with end users and stakeholders to achieve best possible solutions.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of current control system architecture and functionality.
  • Managing/Executing tasks efficiently and transparently.
  • Troubleshoot Systems to Identify Issue root causes.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation on all projects.
  • Provide mentoring to Junior engineers.
  • Apply revision control methods to all developments.
  • Prepare and deliver training materials for various user groups within XOCEAN.

Requirements: Essential Skills / Attributes and Experience

  • 3rd Level Qualification in an Engineering/Software/IT discipline
  • 5+ Years in a Controls Engineering role.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley/Rockwell PLCs – Studio 5000.
  • General experience with Controls/Electrical Systems
  • Ability to manage time independently, tasked with short term reactionary duties as well as long term strategic projects

Desirable Experience

  • Experience with Ignition Platform
  • Experience with Cloud Architectures (Microsoft Azure/AWS Preferred)
  • Marine system experience


  • Applicants must demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria. Desirable criteria may be used for further shortlisting.
  • To be eligible for this position you must have a valid working visa / permit to work in Ireland
  • Closing date for applications is 1 March 2024.
  • Please apply online and follow the instructions, or submit your CV to

We thank all candidates for their interest, however due to very high volumes only those who are selected for further consideration, will be contacted directly.