Automation Engineer

Head Office - Belgium

The Automation Engineer is responsible for managing the complete automation process of the Waterleau projects and contact point in the organisation for all automation issues.


  • You are responsible for programming the PLC and SCADA software for WATERLEAU processes and installations.
  • You will design the automation architecture and select the PLC and SCADA for both hardware and software according to specifications, P&ID, standards and installation requirements.
  • You are responsible for the integration with IT applications, databases and industrial networks.
  • You are responsible for the functional operation of the plants and for the implementation of the FAT and SAT of the software in collaboration with the engineering and start-up team.
  • You will coordinate and do the follow-up order changes.
  • You work with the engineering and maintenance teams and you are an anchor point for your After Sales and Operations & Maintenance colleagues.
  • You stay informed of new developments in automation equipment, software and systems.


  • At least 3-5 years of experience in the following PLC and SCADA systems: Siemens Step7 and TIA Portal, Rockwell Automation RSLogix, Schneider Modicon , SCADA systems WinCC, RS and FT View or Citect. Good knowledge of fieldbus technology like Profibus, Profinet and Modbus.
  • Knowledge of Python, Django, JavaScript, Databases like SQLite, PostgreSQL or MySQL.
  • A proven track record of preparing and following URS, FDS, FAT and SAT documentation.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English as well verbally as in writing. French is a plus
  • Analytical profile, detailed, quality seeker 
  • Team player, hands-on, capable of working under pressure
  • Prepared to travel (25% of the time)
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