Senior Controls Engineer

Help us reduce environmental green house gases. Edwards are the world leader in abatement systems for the Semi-conductor industry. We work with clients the likes of Intel to reduce their green house gases that are produced when etching electronic chips. So, everything we do helps protect the environment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Controls Engineer to join Edwards abatement solutions in Clevedon. Reporting to the Controls Engineering Manager and with like-minded engineers in our Programme Management team based at our centre of excellence just south of Bristol.


Mission –

Reporting to the Senior Controls Manager, to employ best practice in the writing of control and visualization software for products developed by the Clevedon PC.  You will be actively engaged in the improvement of software development processes and techniques.


Main Responsibilities

Software Specifications

  • Take responsibility for the preparation of software specifications.
  • Reviews specifications created by others.


Software Testing

  • Works safely following agreed test procedures and risk assessments.
  • Contributes to the preparation of test documents and advises on appropriate test methodologies.
  • Creates simulations to enable the testing of product software


Activity Planning

  • Plans own short-term actions and reports on progress.
  • Contributes software plans in the overall project planning process, prioritizes own work.
  • Monitors progress and anticipates obstacles and delays.


Quality Processes

  • Follows existing quality processes.
  • Contributes to the development and continual improvement of controls engineering processes.


Support Activities

  • Creates supporting documentation for software release and installation.
  • Provides technical content for manuals, build notes and service instructions.  Reviews content produced by others.
  • Performs tests and provides expert level support to factory and field issues.



  • HND (or equivalent) or degree in a relevant technical discipline, preferably in a controls or software discipline (Essential)
  • Minimum of 5 years working in controls and software within relevant industries (Essential)


Experience & Skills

  • PLC programming – ladder logic, structured text (Essential)
  • HMI programming using or other high level languages (Essential)
  • Compiling software (Essential)
  • Communications protocols – Modbus, EdCentra XML (Essential)
  • Creation of technical documentation (Essential)
  • Administration of software configuration control tools, version numbering, release process and archiving (Essential)
  • PLC programming – functions blocks, data structures (Essential)
  • PID loops (Essential)
  • Understanding of P&I Diagrams and electrical schematics (Essential)
  • Safety and design review methods, e.g. HAZOP, FMEA (Essential)


Why come to Edwards:

We offer so much than a job.

  • Job Sharing,
  • Flexibility on working hours,
  • Variable start and finish times,
  • Some hybrid working.

Along with your salary you will be eligible for:

  • Bonus up to 7.5% bonus
  • 25 days holiday and your bank holidays
  • Cash health plan
  • Pension with a company contribution of up to 8%
  • Life Assurance of 4 x basic salary
  • Employee Referral scheme
  • Training, Learning and Development throughout
  • Thriving Wellbeing Program supporting physical health, mental wellbeing, social connectiveness and sense of purpose.
  • Support for formal qualifications and professional development
  • Recognition and Reward program
  • Some sponsored professional qualifications such as Chartered Engineer (CEng), CIPS, CIPD
  • Free parking
  • Fitness App, with streamer-able classes, discounted membership with some national gyms.
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Local Edwards clubs and social events



Diverse by nature and inclusive by choice

Bright ideas come from all of us. The more unique perspectives we embrace, the more innovative we are. Together we build a culture where difference is valued, and we share a deep sense of purpose and belonging.

Edwards Centre of Excellence for Exhaust Management Systems is situated in Clevedon, just south of Bristol. Edwards are a global organisation and part of the Atlas Copco group, which affords employees access to potential opportunities worldwide.

We are an environmental company saving the world and the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of exhaust management systems. Edwards solutions are necessary to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar.

The purpose-built Clevedon site has world class engineering, manufacturing, and laboratory facilities. Current construction of an enlargement to the facility is underway, and this will allow us to produce the latest technology to push the industry to higher heights and allow our customers to provide the electronic chips that are central to most electrical and electronic devices worldwide.

To support our growing business Edwards has open vacancies for Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Development Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Buyers, Customer Support Engineers and many more. Check out the Edwards website at


We are open to both Full Time and Part Time applicants.

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