Control Systems Engineer

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  5355

About Us


Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity

Work Location: Solomon Mine


Roster: 8D/6R FIFO ex Perth


In this role amongst a multi disciplined engineering and reliability team, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and supporting the control system from instrumentation through to information systems across the ore processing facility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Safety Practice - anticipate & proactively resolve potential problems to ensure a zero-harm environment through design/ formulation of technical solutions
  • Design and develop new control systems including testing, maintaining and modifying existing systems to ensure optimal utilisation
  • Liaise with relevant departments to provide technical solutions for operational support and projects
  • Technical Knowledge – Continue to develop processing & process control knowledge & skills to deliver continuous business improvements
  • Build co-operative relationships to design new equipment and/or systems in conjunction with internal & external experts
  • Design and implement purposeful improvement ideas based on detailed examination of anticipated or recurring problems of a process control nature
  • Support the ongoing maintenance of control systems assets including PLCs, servers, network and communication equipment, and field devices

Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Electrical Engineering, mechatronic or similar
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as process control system engineer in fixed plant/mining, with strong development and commissioning background
  • Working knowledge of mineral processing plants and balanced machines
  • Preferred GE/Emmerson PLC Programming experience or extensive experience with other PLC brands
  • Basic knowledge of Functional Safety Standards such as AS 61508, AS 62061: 2006, IEC 62061
  • Good knowledge of GE CIMPLICITY SCADA software or extensive experience with another package
  • Good knowledge and experience with process instruments
  • Experience with Control system design and Profinet diagnostics skills (preferred)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.