Solution Engineer (PCS7) LDA

Job Description

Mission of Function

Realizes the functional requirements for effective process automation of mining, metals and cement production facilities based on Simatic PCS 7 process control system. The successful candidate has a passion for problem-solving and learning.

What are the responsibilities of the role?

  • Understands and documents the customer’s functional and performance requirements for process automation
  • Designs and engineers the process automation solution down to detail to satisfy the specified requirements of the customer.
  • Defines the products, components and systems to be used and their concrete characteristics.
  • Develops software blocks and application software according to the requirements using Simatic engineering tools.
  • Develops detailed solutions for the integration of system components to ensure the interaction of the individual elements as a functioning unit.
  • Is responsible for the realization of the solution with the required functionality, prepares the design documentation.
  • Participates in the acceptance testing and commissioning of the process control system.
  • Acts as trusted advisor to customers during sales, implementation and after-sales phases


  • Reports to the head of Engineering
  • Functionally reporting to project managers

Areas of Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Develops functional and detail design specification documentation
  • Designs automation and network configurations
  • Designs and implements software specifications
  • Produces quality control and test procedure documentation
  • Produces design documentation
  • Proactively manages change and risk during engineering and commissioning to ensure project success
  • Stays up to date with latest technology development and trends in process control

What do I need to Qualify?

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in electrical or electronic engineering (Degree/Diploma)
  • ECSA professional registration strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Simatic PCS 7 process control system (evidence of Siemens-accredited training strongly preferred)
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in the design, development, installation, commissioning of control and instrumentation systems in an Industrial environment, preferably in the mining sector
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of an engineering team on larger projects
  • Cross-border experience in Africa is an advantage
  • Must have experience within a Project Execution Environment

Organization: Portfolio Companies

Company: Siemens Proprietary Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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