Controls Engineer

OPRA Turbines is searching for an experienced Controls Engineer to reinforce its Engineering team. Are you an innovative and results-driven engineer? Do you think the best result is achieved when working together? Do you have a passion for Energy and Rotating Equipment? Do you get excited by joining a young challenger company on the market, and developing its technologies and products to become a leader in its target market segments? Then this is your chance!


Who are we?

OPRA Turbines is a young and dynamic company designing, marketing, manufacturing and servicing gas turbines. We are based in Hengelo, the Netherlands, at the High-Tech Systems Park. Our advanced, clean, low emission gas turbine generating sets are based on our own unique and patented technology. Our key markets are 1.5-10 MW power generation solutions for oil and gas, marine and industrial customers. We believe gas turbines will continue to play an essential role in the future energy landscape, especially in our target market segments such as flare gas applications, combined heat and power and the very promising waste-to-energy applications. Quite recently we moved into our brand-new site which includes assembly areas and extensive state of the art combustion, engine and package test facilities.


About the job

As a Controls Engineer at OPRA you are responsible for developing safe, cost effective, reliable and maintainable control systems for our gas turbine generator sets. This is a unique opportunity where you will have the possibility to take on broad responsibilities and set the future of our gas turbine control systems.Your main responsibilities would be:

  • Developing and designing of control systems for new and novel gas turbine applications;
  • Engineering and implementing application software used for the OPRA gas turbine generator sets;
  • Creating Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications for the operation of OPRA gas turbine generator sets;
  • Providing the Company’s sales and service departments with technical support.
  • Providing expert advise in controls related issues towards external/internal customers.


What are our requirements?

  • MSc or Bsc in Controls Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automation Engineering or similar;
  • Relevant working experience as a Controls Engineer, focused on PLC control systems;
  • Experience with Siemens Step7 and/or Allen Bradley RSLogix programming software or other PLC programming application
  • Experience with Siemens WinCC Basic and/ or Wonderware InTouch ME HMI software or other industrial HMI software;
  • Experience and understanding of P&ID’s
  • Knowledge of standards like IEC 61508 and machinery directive is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of controls systems for engine control, especially turbine control is an advantage;
  • Fluent in English.


What do we offer?

OPRA’s products are high tech and our markets are global and exciting. You will be working in a team of qualified and enthusiastic people from various disciplines and of many different nationalities. Moreover, we offer:

  • A fulltime position;
  • A competitive remuneration package;
  • You will join our pension plan;
  • When you need to relocate, we offer assistance and reimbursement of costs;
  • The opportunity to learn and potentially grow within our company.


If you wish to apply for this job, please upload your CV and a short motivation letter in English. If you have any questions about the job, don’t hesitate to contact us.



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