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Control Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Goterra is a waste management technology company, with a difference. We’re creating the future of waste utilities with modular, deployable waste management infrastructure that empower a circular economy. It's technology that is changing everything about how we manage food waste, without disrupting anything. To do this we need leaders and innovators from science, engineering, agriculture and operations.


You are passionate about climate change, believe in our mission, and align with our purpose and values. Ideally, you will meet the role-specific requirements, if you think you have what it takes but you don't necessarily meet the job description, we'd still love to hear from you.

We’re looking for people who:

  • Have a strong growth mindset and can learn from mistakes and setbacks
  • Value diversity and take pride in being part of a multidisciplinary team who value different peoples, perspectives, and ideas
  • Understand how to collaborate with different people in a variety of different roles
  • Have high levels of Integrity, dependability, attention to detail, acceptance of challenging goals, cooperation, flexibility, and persistence
  • Have strong communication skills with the ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships


Your duties include but are not limited to:

  • PLC, HMI and SCADA program design and development
  • In-house simulation and testing as per detailed test documents and specifications
  • On site and in-house deployment and commissioning
  • Create, engineer, and finalise a controls design to meet project requirements
  • Interpret specifications, drawings, engineering data or a design brief to provide a controls system design solution
  • Project design & management
  • Equipment selection
  • Technical support
  • Electrical installation, including cabling and wiring
  • Installing, testing and commissioning industrial control and automation systems
  • Abiding by Goterra values, and tenets
  • Undertaking any other reasonable duties which fall within the remit of this role

Feel that this is the perfect opportunity for you but the job description isn’t an exact match for your skills? Please apply anyway - we'd love to hear from you!


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent


  • Experience in a Control Systems Engineer role
  • Experience in Site commissioning
  • PLC programming with Allen-Bradley, Modicon or Siemens technology
  • SCADA programming experience with CitectSCADA, FactoryTalk or WonderWare
  • R&D on technology and systems (IIoT, control system, networking etc)


  • Understanding of and familiarity with more than one discipline, e.g. electrical design, electronics, mechanical or mechatronics, computer science, process automation, and/or physics
  • Ability to ensure effective engineering practice and safe application of design and technology
  • Ability to developing and prepare design documentation
  • Programming and commissioning of systems from conception to completion


  • PLC system programming across at least two major vendors (EG: Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider)
  • SCADA and HMI configuration across at least two major vendors (EG: Rockwell, Siemens, Ignition , iFix, Wonderware, WinCC, PCS7, Citect etc)
  • Good knowledge of IT and OT networking fundamentals
  • FAT and SAT experience
  • Good understanding of industry coding standards/practices


To be eligible for this position you must have the appropriate rights to work in this location/Australia, and be able to pass a successful Proof Of Identity and Right To Work In Location/Australia 100 Point Identification Check

Benefits of working at Goterra:

  • Goterra is a leading waste management technology startup that was instrumental in developing national regulation for insect protein production - we’re leading the way in this emerging industry
  • Be part of a diverse and multidisciplinary team doing exciting and ground breaking work, alongside people who believe in what they’re doing and are aligned in mission and purpose
  • You'll be paid above award rates, with generous conditions including paid employer parental leave, welfare packs, leave to volunteer in your community, the opportunity to take part on our ESOP scheme, and great learning and development opportunities
  • You'll have the chance to make a real impact on stopping one of the leading causes of climate change, every day. Literally, we’re doing it right now, as you read this

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organisation and encourage applications from anyone with passion for our mission, particularly from women, veterans, people with disability, the LGBTIQ+ community, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds