Controls Engineer

JOB TITLE: Controls Engineer

REPORTING TO: Electrical Engineering Manager

LOCATION: Peterborough


  • To design, test and, where necessary, commission, electrical control systems for Baker Perkins machinery, meeting contractual/customer requirements within time and budget restraints.

THE JOB (Main Duties):

  • To develop and produce PLC and HMI software for a variety of platforms with minimal assistance.
  • To design, specify and issue electrical hardware parts lists and control panels according to contract specifications.
  • To specify technical requirements for bought out equipment.
  • To produce machine test specifications.
  • Test equipment in assembly shop and on customer sites as required.
  • To provide technical and commissioning support to Installation & Commissioning / Customer Services in the office and on site.
  • To help research and develop new products when required.
  • To assist with preparation of proposals and quotes.
  • To provide briefings of existing specifications and latest developments of equipment to sales, commercial, manufacturing, customer services and installation & commissioning departments when required.
  • To be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety policies and procedures.


  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work alone but still be part of a team. 
  • Experience of installing and commissioning process equipment and a knowledge of programming and fault finding on PLC systems is desirable, although on-site training will be provided.
  • Ability to develop and produce software to functional specifications.
  • Able to work away from home base for extended periods of time, within the UK and overseas.
  • Knowledge of existing product range could be an advantage.
  • Ideally, qualified to an Engineering degree or BTEC Higher Certificate in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent.  


If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing with CV and covering letter to:

HR Department,
Baker Perkins Ltd,
Manor Drive,
Paston Parkway,

email [email protected]

Baker Perkins is an Equal Opportunities Employer